Rembrandt's Self Portraits
Bach's Mass in B Minor
Working on incorporating these into our morning.
Cymbeline (Yes, leftover from last year)
Proverb of the day
Psalm 100 (relearn)
Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World
Review this week:
I John 4:1-11
Great is the Lord our God (Soldiers of Christ Arise tune)
Psalm 98 (Book of Psalms for Singing) This is one we actually sound halfway decent on.
I Love Thy Church, O Lord
O, Thou in Whose Presence
Let us With a Gladsome Mind
Read and discuss one poem a day from 101 Famous Poems
Learn Poem from Cymbeline
Fear no more the heat o' the sun;
Nor the furious winter's rages,
Thou thy worldly task hast done,
Home art gone, and ta'en thy wages;
Golden lads and girls all must,
As chimney sweepers come to dust.
Fear no more the frown of the great,
Thou art past the tyrant's stroke:
Care no more to clothe and eat;
To thee the reed is as the oak:
The sceptre, learning, physic, must
All follow this, and come to dust.
Fear no more the lightning-flash,
Nor the all-dread thunder-stone;
Fear not slander, censure rash;
Thou hast finished joy and moan;
All lovers young, all lovers must
Consign to thee, and come to dust.
No exorciser harm thee!
Nor no witchcraft charm thee!
Ghost unlaid forbear thee!
Nothing ill come near thee!
Quiet consummation have;
And renowned be thy grave!
The Gift by Christina Rossetti
Keep a' Goin'
Be Strong Babcock
How Did you Die?
The US Oath of Citizenship
West Point Cadet's Prayer
Contemplate by Sam Adams
Mother Tongue II with all children
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (Don't let Disney rob you of this one.)
The Sword and the Circle: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table Fabulously written book, if a tiny bit blunt. Not for everyone but excellent all the same.
A History for Peter: America is born, America Grows Up, and America Moves Forward (3 volume set) (Some object to Johnson's editorial viewpoint. I just use his opinions as a way to open discussions with the boys.)
These 3 books are all so well-written that our reading time is a joy this year. For some reason this combination of books is one of the most successful combinations I have ever employed in Morning Time.