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Next week is my big school planning week. Three of my children are attending a horse camp, and so E-Age-16 and I plan to bum around the house and Get Things Done!
I’m beyond thrilled to not be getting my own picture study materials together. After ten years, I’m throwing in the towel and letting someone else do it for me: Rebecca from A Humble Place. Rebecca has done what I’ve always done — grabbing images online based on the titles from the AmblesideOnline artist study selections and putting them into a nice, printable document — but way better because she has a few of her own thoughts on each painting (she has an art history degree) whereas I had almost no thoughts!
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Did you use Swedish Drill Revisited this year, with your children or in a co-op? If so, we’re looking for some reviews! Dawn is coming out with a second level soon, and we are getting requests for reviews from people who are looking at Level One. It seems perfect to us to give you a 10% off coupon for Level Two in exchange for an honest review of Level One. (Yes, you have to have actually bought it and used it for this to work!)
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In case you missed it, another episode of AfterCast came out last week. This time, I talked about “short lessons” — what Charlotte Mason meant by this term, how it changes over the years, and how we can adjust for our own children as needed.
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When I looked at the finished month of June on my Mother Culture Habit Tracker, I noticed something conspicuous: no novels. This was mostly purposeful. Novels are something I have a hard time putting down, and during most of June I was finishing up school and preparing for and traveling to speak. I wasn’t really on break yet, and novels are most definitely break books for me.
At the end of June, I bought The Awakening of Miss Prim on a whim. I didn’t have a novel on my shelves I was in the mood to read, and I’d been meaning to pick up this title for years.
I had heard some great reviews, some good reviews, and some less-than-enthusiastic reviews, so it was with fear and trembling that I turned the first page. After all, I wanted to like it … and I was so afraid I wouldn’t.
There was NO reason for me to be afraid. The author is obviously familiar with my favorite writers and thinkers — not just Chesterton, Lewis, and Tolkien, but also greats like John Senior and Cardinal Newman. She also seems to equate homeschooling with the possibility of reenacting the now defunct Integrated Humanities Program from the University of Kansas — and if you’re familiar with Poetic Knowledge, you’ll be a fan of that.
I’m giving it two thumbs up and I highly recommend it. She’s writing from a deep well, which I appreciate, but it was also a fun little tale.
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This month in 2017:
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This week’s links collection:
- Ancient Carthaginians really did sacrifice their children from University of Oxford
- You never know when you’ll need this sort of information. 😉
- Was there ever any doubt? Well, yes. Yes there was:
This is something the Romans and Greeks said the Carthaginians did and it was part of the popular history of Carthage in the 18th and 19th centuries.
‘But in the 20th century, people increasingly took the view that this was racist propaganda on the part of the Greeks and Romans against their political enemy, and that Carthage should be saved from this terrible slander.
- Interesting, though, isn’t it? How they try to dress it up and make it sound nice at the end?
- Charles I’s ‘message for the future’ discovered in poetry book from The Guardian
- This is so cool!
- Olive Oil Scam REVEALED (And How to Spot the Real Stuff) from Mama Natural
- This is why I only buy California certified olive oil!
- Christianity CRACKDOWN: Crisis in Nigeria as THOUSANDS killed in ‘pure GENOCIDE’ from Express
- Lord, have mercy!
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