Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Poetry

Listening to beautiful music, looking at a picture or painting, observing nature, singing a hymn, memorizing scriptures and reading a poem-
These are things we do everyday that mean more than schooling to us- they have been incorporated in our lives.
Poetry, in particular, has the power to make a thoughtful child happy, and I say that from observation. Poems take us to places and time we've never been before. They make us laugh or even cry. They make us think and be inspired. Whatever it is, every child should be exposed to good poetry. We do that by reading one everyday.
Most of them get added to our notebook. We often use part of a poem for copywork. Heavy papers are used because Aliyah loves to illustrate her copyworks in markers or watercolors. We like browsing at our pages a lot, so cardstocks inside sheet protectors are the way to go. I designed the paper so that there is blank space for illustration, and the rest is lined.
Here are some sample pages from last fall:


3 Comments:

At 10:21 AM, Anonymous Anlord said...

Very nice work! I'm so very proud of you and the work that you do. Remember, God is well-pleased when we use our gifts and talents to its utmost best giving glory to the Lord Most High.

 
At 1:57 PM, Anonymous Dell said...

I am enjoying seeing the wonderful projects and studies you and your children are doing! Beautifully done! (Thanks for the comment on my blog--I followed you here from there. ;) )

We don't happen to be vegetarian, but meat takes a definate "backseat" in our meals.

I'm off to gaze more at your school ideas! I'm SO enjoying your blog!

 
At 2:20 PM, Blogger KaiVegan said...

Thanks, Dell! We've seen so many works by other homeschoolers that have inspired us and so we want to give our part, too. Thanks for visiting. You'll definitely see me at your blog again.

 

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