Saturday, June 15, 2013

Weekly Wrap Up - Counter Reformation: French Huguenots & The Netherlands

Another reason why I love teaching my kids with Tapestry of Grace is the ability to simultaneously teach literature, history, art and music centered around one historical time period.  This aids tremendously in depth of understanding AND retention.  Plus, it's just plain fun!

My high school student, in addition to these books, read The Taming of the Shrew on his own.  I in turn, read a "modern" version of this Shakespeare story to my younger kids.  You know you've got a hit when the kids ask you to keep reading even though they have earned computer time and can play!

We also took in the 1960's film of the same name.  It met with mixed reviews and made for some interesting conversation!

Counter Reformation:  French Huguenots & The Netherlands

Utilizing the "An Introduction to the Classics" cd's, we learned more about Vivaldi and enjoyed his pieces!

And in other news, we think we finally have a name for our rescue cat.  He came with the name Rodger.  But, he wasn't a Rodger.  Then we tried D'artangun, Oscar, Kitty, Fargis.....nothing stuck.  As of this week, we believe he's firmly Napoleon!

Next week is a Sabbath week.  My oldest will be serving the community during Week of Hope and the rest of us will be resting and enjoying some well deserved free time!

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