Videos often motivate the boys in learning their CC memory work and I think they end up being a kind of fun way for others to get a glimpse into how the unique world of classically educating the boys looks.
Here are some more shots from around the house learning:
We take it on the road a bit, too. Micah does some work in the gym while Ethan participates in PE+ (a gym class for homeschool kids). And our very best days are spent at the park. We ride for about a mile and a half and then break for some schooling, then we continue on for another half mile until we reach the park where we do some more schooling and also some playing.
The boys have gotten very interested in painting as of late. We are using water color right now. We put on some classical music and paint until they tire of it. I finished a frame for displaying their artwork and I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out.
In fact, Ethan presented his painting in CC today. Micah talked about his camera. We also enjoyed our new art project of using perspective in drawing – the Washington Monument and the Reflective Pool.
I won’t go into the lots of details here, but we are praising the Lord this week. Suffice it to say, Micah has a difficult time leaving me. This week, however, he went to CBS without any tears. We definitely celebrated his bravery!
His sweet teacher sent this picture to me later to confirm that he was, in fact, smiling during class, too! =)
Lastly, we finished our audiobook of “Anne of Green Gables”. I literally happy (and sad) cried my way through the whole book. I had never read it before, but I grew up LOVING (and hating for some of the parts…) watching “Anne of Green Gables” with Megan Follows. I highly recommend the book and found the audiobook to be delightful!! Tonight we watched the first half of the movie and the boys loved it.
Side note: when I was younger, our family went on a trip to Prince Edward Island to see Green Gables (among other things). That whole trip was easily one of my favorite family vacations. I only just learned that my sister and dad had been reading the books together prior to it! How fun! I have a picture…somewhere…of me in front of Green Gables, but I can’t seem to find it now. I’d like to show it to the boys!