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Have you missed us?

Have you missed us?

Sorry that we have not been updating as much, we’ve been busy! Enjoying the outdoors mainly and taking time to play in the fresh air before the weather gets too cold for long stretches of time outside.

Quick notes about what’s happening in school~
Our new curriculum came in for Bible and History! Mom and Janelle are beginning this week to dig into The Mystery Of History Volume II. We’ll be enlightened about events, people and places from early church history through the Middle Ages. Look for us to comment about this in the future.

As part of some music appreciation, today we listened to a recording of the Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven and the girls had various responses. Jordyn asked why it was so sad and declared that we should listen to happier music. Janelle said “this song grips me”. She went on to describe that the song seemed happy and sad all at the same time. That the happiness tried to rise above the sadness, but got swallowed back in. Excellent work Janelle! The sonata was written after Beethoven had witnessed the passing of a friend and it definitely has an overall somber tone.

Jordyn has almost completed memorizing Psalm 100 and is quite proud of herself. Janelle began working on John chapter 1 today. We’ll try and record soon and pass this along! First, Mom has to learn how to do it. :o)

later everyone!

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  • JackieOctober 30, 2007 - 9:28 am

    i have missed you…thanks for the update. i have heard about that history curriculum and it looked really interesting. you’ll have to tell me what you think of it. what is the main ‘school of thought’ that you follow for curriculum (or do you even have one)?ReplyCancel

  • DanieleOctober 30, 2007 - 2:36 pm

    hey Jackie!
    well, I don’t know if there is a specific school of thought that we follow for curriculum; we’re pretty eclectic. Overall, I would say that our children are classically educated in a Charlotte Mason style. Is that an oxymoron?? :o) I do take into account the particular child’s learning style and what kind of teacher I am. Hmm…I can feel myself about to wax eloquent here, so let me send you an email!ReplyCancel

  • JackieOctober 30, 2007 - 4:37 pm

    that is so funny b/c that is exactly what i am leaning towards! i still have to go and read your email but i just find that really interesting…ReplyCancel

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