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We’re back from AO Camp! I still feel dead on my feet. The trip was exhausting — wonderful, but exhausting. Recovering is never my forte.
So I’m tired and we’ve done bare minimum school lessons this week, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. If you ever get the chance to go to an AO conference (which are few and far between), you should go.
It was so nice getting the chance to meet so many of you and put some faces with names!
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I’ve noticed a certain sentiment from moms online lately, something along the lines of: “Well, if I did that, I’d get push back from my kid.”
To which I reply (here, in the safety of my own space): So what?
It’s not that I’m not interested in children’s opinions or feelings about something, but these moms are using this to defend the choice to indulge their child and act against their own better judgment.
Who exactly is in charge here? And who is acting in fear?
Just something to think about
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My kids wanted “creepy, scary, and dark” for their next read aloud. Um. Okay? That was never something I looked for in a book before, so that was new.
Anyhow, we’ve been reading The Night Gardener, and once again Jonathan Auxier does not disappoint. I have my theories about the scary night man and the creepy tree, but I’m keeping them to myself until we finish.
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This month in 2018:
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This week’s links collection:
- Is Campus Ruin The Left’s Fault? from The American Conservative.
- Read to the bottom because the note at the end adds a lot to the conversation.
- Jordan Peterson: High Priest for a Secular Age from The Gospel Coalition.
- Peterson trying to explain the Bible is always cringeworthy … but this article does a good job explaining his appeal, I think.
- Julian Assange Arrested in London as U.S. Unseals Hacking Conspiracy Indictment from The New York Times.
- WOW. I still remember when he fled to the Ecuadorian Embassy seven years ago! I got out the popcorn because this story will be interesting to watch … especially now that the sealed indictment is out!
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Answering your questions:
- Question: I am doing year 3 with my son who is almost 9. We finished The Children of The New Forest. Wow!! What an incredible story. [My son] started crying during the last chapter because he didn’t want to finish the story. He is very sensitive. He cried when we finished Da Vinci. ? It seems like these character in some way had became part of his life. With this said. I want to ask you what other good literature book we can read? I am not really excited about Jungle Book which is in our schedule in term 3.
- Answer: I recommend reading The Jungle Book anyway. This book really does pave the way for some of the other, more difficult books later on in the curriculum. But in addition to this, it’s a beautiful piece of literature in its own right. Also, I would not feel bad about the crying. 🙂 That’s the beautiful thing about literature — it taps into the emotions. It’s through facing sadness or anger or fear in books that we learn to face those things in real life. The crying is likely a good thing!
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