Sunday, October 9, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

G#1 and Gilgamesh the Hero

Our oldest is a fifth grade student who is studying Logic Stage History along with his brother and sister, but to a different degree by reading materials and discussing questions that are aimed at his older capabilities.  Gilgamesh the Hero is one of those pieces that he studied.  Because we are covering the time before the Minoans and the Greeks, Gilgamesh was a wonderful story that he devoured.  The questions from Laura at Classical House of Learning covered vocabulary and literature aspects of the story.  He gladly completed a notebook page for this book and a sketch (best of all to me) and promised to compare this story aloud while reading Zeman's Gilgamesh the King Trilogy aloud with his siblings so they wouldn't miss out on the character's adventures.

Medieval Archery Birthday Party

Both boys thoroughly enjoyed a friend's birthday party because it involved sword play and archery with friends and the DuPage County Forest Preserve archery experts. Hereare pictures of each boy after only a few hours of rest and 5 days in Hawaii because Papa needed to see molten lava. What an ADVENTURE!

More about Hawaii soon.