Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
The activity involved exploring parabolas.
What was most interesting was the relationship of the parabola to the fall off the bridge, mentioned in the episode of Numb3rs. We watched that episode last week.
Meanwhile, Anthony made lattice multiplication grids, from the Mathwire site.
He enjoyed seeing how Napier's bones could work ( "its like a magic trick", said he!)and we did a little bit of internet research on John Napier and his mathematical bones.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
This is the fifth book in the New Testament and is titled praxeis Apostolon, describing some of the acts of the apostles of Christ, opening with a discussion of the forty days following the resurrection of Christ.
Here is a summary of each chapter.
We have been using the questions from Laura Berquist's book
Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum as follow up discussion or writing questions - in this book, Mrs Berquist includes questions for the Acts of the Apostles, chapter by chapter, in the suggested curriculum guide for one of the student grades.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
And I hope some sense of my organizational skills rub off ~ here you can see a solution to all the numerous music books and sheets that were cluttering up the piano area. A large crate - easy to access and use, but looks neat. Tucked conveniently into the laundry.
Only in complete silence, one starts to hear.
Only when language resigns, one starts to see.
This film is a documentary on the life of the Carthusian monks in France. A life of (mostly) silence, of order, of rhythm, of peace, of joy.
It is a (mostly) silent film.
I came away at peace. I see the need for quiet time in one's life. And the peace and order and silence of life in the monastery was a direct contrast to the busyness and noisiness of my life.
Perhaps I need to carve more time in my week for peace and for stillness.
Or perhaps I can gain inner peace within the busyness of my vocation.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Today is day 8 and look - the seeds are sprouting! Both samples.
This has rekindled our interest in gardening - hey, something you can grow, tend and eat.
The garden is a fertile ground of opportunities for families to grow together and learn more about each other while tending the garden.It offers the opportunity for adults and children to share ideas -- to talk and, most importantly, to listen to each other and, by working together, to communicate the many messages that must be said without words.Gardening develops self-esteem, a sense of nurturing, and the quality of generosity. The garden is a wonderful family room!
From Pioneer Thinking.
Okay, the tomatosphere project is small but it is a start. We grow flowers, some vegetables and some herbs in our back yard. But container gardening, as with our tomatoes, is a new experiment.
A learning experience.
And I am inspired to search for other "learning gardens" .