Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Morning Time November 2009

Shakespeare:
Coriolanus
First up we are going to watch the BBC production which I ordered from Netflix.

Plutarch:
Aristides

Bible:
New:

Proverbs 15:31-33
Read one Daily Proverb with discussion
Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World
As you may have noticed I am reading this in tiny paragraph sections with lots of discussion.

Review:

Books of the NT


Books of the OT


Habakkuk 3:17-19


12 Tribes of Israel


List of Judges


Hymns:

New:

You are Holy (Prince of Peace)

Review:

Now Thank We All Our God

Come Ye Thankful People Come

Bringing in the Sheaves

We Gather Together




Poetry:
Read and discuss one poem a day from 101 Famous Poems

New:

Finishing up the poem from Cymbeline

Review:

Lullaby of an Infant chief

My Daily Creed

Courtesy for Church

In Flander’s Field

Stopping by the Woods on Snowy

Misc Memory:

New:

Oath of Citizenship:

"I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God."

This is a great thing to memorize. The vocabulary alone is worth the effort and the sentence structure is evocative of a more beautiful time.

Review:

Presidents Bee

We Shall Fight

Apostle’s Creed

Continents and Oceans

Heidelberg Ques #1

Reading Aloud:


Mother Tongue II with all children

Little Boys:


We finished The Jungle Book and The Horse and His Boy.
I was going to move into The Silver Chair but decided we better read Alice in Wonderland and Through Looking Glass before the new movie comes out.

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.)


Things get tricky from here until January. The week before Thanksgiving is a hard week for me to stay on track. I consistently end up skipping MT during this week. The thing that keeps me going is knowing that we are going to be singing some of my favorite Thanksgiving hymns. I love Thanksgiving and this year it is going to be special with both grand-babies visiting.

Just think in two weeks our tree will be up and we will be reveling in the advent of Christ with Handel's Messiah.

1 comment:

Brandy Afterthoughts said...

Might I ask a few questions concerning details?

1. How long is your MT on average?

2. How many songs do you usually sing in a single MT?

3. The poems you are reviewing: did you all memorize them?

4. Do you require narration? Or, can a "discussion" substitute for narration?

5. Because I ask every single year and never write it down: what materials to you use to pull off your Messiah Advent readings?

Hopefully, I am not asking too much. Thank you, Cindy!