Morning Time – Winter Term 2014

We’ve started school and Morning Time again now that the holidays are over. For the most part, we are enjoying our selections this term.

Here is what we are reading now:

All of us:

Hymn this month: “Trust and Obey”
Verses to memorize: 2 Peter 1:2-11
New Testament – 1 chapter a day (we are just finishing Colossians)

Poetry:

DS17 – we are reading from the Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry to go along with his studies in 20th century history and literature
DS15 – William Cooper (Ambleside Online’s selections)
Both boys are memorizing “If” by Rudyard Kipling

Read Alouds:
“The Greek Way” by Edith Hamilton
“All Creatures Great and Small” by James Herriot
“Macbeth” by William Shakespeare

Then DS17 goes off to do his own work and DS15 and I continue with his other read alouds:

“Ourselves” by Charlotte Mason (I need to write a post of praise for this little book. It is excellent!)
“The Iliad” by Homer
“Histories” by Herodotus
“Life of Themosticles” by Plutarch

We are also, in a haphazard and hit and miss sort of way, listening to and looking at the Ambleside Online selections for art and music. This term’s composer is Tchaikovsky and the artist is Manet. We weren’t very faithful last term but I hope to do better this term. We’ll see….

Each boy also has books they are reading and discussing with me but that is separate from Morning Time.

I’m thankful for the couple of hours each day we spend on the reading, discussing, and memorizing together. It can be a struggle some days and the attitudes (mine included) are not always what they should be, but I think it is valuable time that will not be entirely forgotten by the boys when they are grown.

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