Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Earth Science and Astronomy

The first attempt at ES experiments for this year was very tasty b/c it involved chocolate.

Memories of Summer Reading

G#3: I read/listened to Wind and the Willows (which was 5 hours), Operation Mincemeat, 4 or 5 Encyclopedia Browns , and other stuff I can't remember. In Wind and the Willows, toad, mole, Rattie, badger, and more were characters.  Encyclopedia Brown is himself.

G#2:  I read about Deadrie, and it was ok. I also read some other things I can’t remember.  One of the authors was named Jennifer L. Holm.  I like her now, and most of my books I read now are her booksJ. Some of the books are called Turtle in Paradise ( #1 that I read,) Boston Jane, An Adventure (#2 that I read), Penny From Heaven (#3 that I read) and another Boston Jane, (it is a seriesJ!) Wilderness Days (#4 that I am reading).

G#1:  I read the Star Wars Clone Wars novel. This story is about Anakin and getting his Padawan, Ahsoka tano.  The Star Wars story was in Christophsis and in Tantooine.  In the end, The baby Hutt was returned to Jabba the Hutt.  Yes. It was not the best ending but I guess it had to happen.
And I started to read a Poirot book from Agatha Christie, because I like the tv show, that I will have to finish sometime.  And the Poirot was about the murder of a very stuck-up and some-what rich man.  The Poirot story takes place in London, England.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


So important to understand from what point you are seeing things. Webster's defines perspective as "to look through, see clearly, aid vision."  Reading glasses help me see clearly while the Bible aids my vision and how I see things through my reading glasses.

What are you reading that helps you see "things" more clearly?  Will it help you reach the answers to your questions?  Is it a window that is treated with color or pattern?

We are beginning the Logic Stage Medieval / Earth Science-Astronomy year of the classical education pattern.  After reading some stories about Beowulf, do you understand better why people do things the way they do? Fear. Honor. Pride. Necessity. Classics are good for bringing these perspectives to light.  So glad my kids are reading and talking about what they read.  Simply filling in blanks of a worksheet just won't do the learning job now.