I had a hard time falling asleep last night and I’ve been up since 3:50 this morning. While it was frustrating, I’m thankful for the quiet time that I had alone this morning. I drank coffee, did my Bible study, planned my day, and caught up on my March monthly calendar (appointments, activities, and meals).
Then I decided that I had Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers books (just a few) and Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists books (a lot!). I also found the classical CD’s that I have.
I found my art appreciation kit. It’s paintings with art study on the back (questions, etc).
I remembered I had Aesop’s Fables.
I pulled out my poetry living book.
I pulled out the novel that Karis is going to study next week.
I pulled out a journal that has blank pages to use for nature journaling.
I remembered that I had these Shakespeare for Children books.
We’re going to start with this one. We’ll read this book, then read the original on Kindle (free!).
I organized my little read aloud/fine arts/Bible area.
My neighbor is letting us borrow this so I don’t have to buy it! Karis started it today and no tears! She did a good job as well!
More poetry books (Poetry for Young People).
Karis did most of her school while I was having my meeting with my dietitian. I love that she’s independent, but also enjoys doing things with me.
Here she is doing a written narration of The Emperor’s New Clothes.
Then she did art. Today we learned a little bit about Da Vinci. We learned that he not only was an artist, but also an inventor. Today she drew a picture of an invention that she would create (a machine to clean the house).
I have since gotten my one load of laundry done, dishes done, swept, had breakfast and a snack, had 8 cups of water, showered, and now I’m blogging and eating lunch!
Next week we are going to add in a Fine Arts loop. Basically this means that I have Fine Arts subjects that I want to do, but not even once a week. I just put them in order and we go in order, not paying attention to the day of the week. So if we miss a day, we just move on to the next thing. I learned about this in the book Teaching from Rest. I also learned about morning time from that book. It’s fantastic!
So my fine arts loop will have the following:
- Art appreciation
- Artist study
- Music appreciation
- Musician study
- Aesop’s Fables
Our morning time (every day) consists of:
- Quiet time (Bible study)
- Mom/daughter devotional
- Poetry memorization
- Fine Arts loop
We start morning time at around 8:00 (after we have gotten ready for the day, had breakfast, etc).
PE will be hiking and Karis will sometimes ride her bike. We’re about to go for a hike this afternoon in this beautiful weather!
Then we have choir and book fair at the library in Rocksprings.
Life is good!