Co-op Week 6 – The Archbishop of Canterbury

Co-op Week 6 – Continue learning how to retell a narrative story.

Work on your writing assignment by following along in your student book each day until you complete it.

Read from your chosen book for this time period.

Timeline: Add the following to your “Book of Centuries,” or other form of timeline.

Research to find out when the following people lived, or when certain events happened.

When did King Alfred defend Wessex from the Vikings?

When did Maya kingdoms disappear across Central America?

Commonplace Notebook: Add an entry into your commonplace notebook that stands out to you from your history, or literature studies this week.

Keep examples throughout the year to inspire your own writing.

Just for fun:

Try your hand at illuminating a manuscript using the following Bible verse.

And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He shall dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be among them.” Revelation 21:3

Monday:

Gallarus Oratory

Tuesday:

“O God, Thou Art the Father”

“St. Columba (c. AD 521-597) – One of the great missionaries to Scotland, he wrote sacred poetry in both Latin and Gaelic. This is translated from his hymn ‘Christus redemptor gentium’.” -Diana Waring

Wednesday:

Think of a word that describes the music you listened to yesterday.

Thursday:

Think of something you can be thankful for from this week’s studies.

Friday:

Finish anything you still have left to complete for this week’s writing assignment. We will have a best title contest next week at the beginning of class. Please send your title in ahead of time for it to be considered in the contest!

Co-op Week 5 – Beowulf

Co-op Week 5 – Learn how to retell a narrative story.

Work on your writing assignment by following along in your student book each day until you complete it.

Read from your chosen book for this time period.

Timeline: Add the following to your “Book of Centuries,” or other form of timeline.

Research to find out when the following people lived, or when certain events happened.

Why was Charles the Great (Charlemagne) called the father of Europe? (768-814)

What was Benedict’s Rule?

Sing like a Gregorian monk the next time you take a shower. Does it sound like you are in a medieval monastery?

What happened when the Norsemen Vikings attacked Lindisfarne? (793)

Commonplace Notebook: Add an entry into your commonplace notebook that stands out to you from your history, or literature studies this week.

Keep examples throughout the year to inspire your own writing.

Just for fun:

Lindisfarne: Early Christianity in England

Monday:

The Vikings! Crash Course

Tuesday:

Father, We Praise Thee, Now the Night is Over (Gregory)

Wednesday:

Think of a word that describes the music you listened to yesterday. This might be fun as a morning breakfast table prayer.

Thursday:

Think of something you can be thankful for from this week’s studies.

Friday:

Finish anything you still have left to complete for this week’s writing assignment. We will have a best title contest next week at the beginning of class. Please send your title in ahead of time for it to be considered in the contest!

Co-op Week 4 – Justinian the Great

Co-op Week 4 – Learn about writing from notes and the title rule.

Work on your writing assignment by following along in your student book each day until you complete it.

Read from your chosen book for this time period.

Timeline: Add the following to your “Book of Centuries,” or other form of timeline.

Research to find out when the following people lived, or when certain events happened.

When did Mohammed found the religion of Islam?

When did Charles the Hammer defeat the Muslims and halt their westward expansion?

Commonplace Notebook: Add an entry into your commonplace notebook that stands out to you from your history, or literature studies this week.

Keep examples throughout the year to inspire your own writing.

Just for fun:

Monday:

Justinian and the Byzantine Empire

Tuesday:

“Of the Father’s Love Begotten” (Medieval A Capella Hymn)

Wednesday:

Think of a word that describes the music you listened to yesterday.

Thursday:

Think of something you can be thankful for from this week’s studies.

Friday:

Finish anything you still have left to complete for this week’s writing assignment.

Our Favorites, One Month in…

After finishing week four on Friday, I thought I’d jot a note about our current favorites for 2021-22.

Posie’s Favorites:

Ancient Rome: How It Affects You Today, by Richard J. Maybury

(Uncle Eric books always land at the top of her favorites lists.)

Algebra!

The Lantern Bearers, by Rosemary Sutcliff

Mama’s Favorites:

Enjoy the Poems: Carl Sandburg, compiled by Ruth Smith (Simply Charlotte Mason)

A Castle with Many Rooms: The Story of the Middle Ages, by Lorene Lambert (Simply Charlotte Mason)

Juniper Grove’s Teacher Planner (Juniper Grove has awesome Charlotte Mason journals and more!)

We both agree that our co-op is awesome! We are using IEW’s Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons.

I’ll try to note what we like the most about month two when we get to that point. Making notes is a great way to remember the year. Just another form of narration.

Co-op Week 3 – Monasteries

Co-op Week 3 – Learn about writing from notes.

Work on your writing assignment by following along in your student book each day until you complete it.

Read from your chosen book for this time period.

Timeline: Add the following to your “Book of Centuries,” or other form of timeline.

Research to find out when the following people lived, or when certain events happened.

When did Brendan the Navigator explore the Atlantic?

Who established the first Viking colonies in Greenland and when did he establish them?

When did Attila the Hun invade the Roman Empire?

Who united the Franks into a nation in Gaul and when did he unite them?

Which Ostrogoth ruled Italy? (475-526)

Commonplace Notebook: Add an entry into your commonplace notebook that stands out to you from your history, or literature studies this week.

Keep examples throughout the year to inspire your own writing.

Just for fun:

Monday:

Meet a Medieval Monk

A Mini Guide to Medieval Monks

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

See if you are able to say the days of the week in Hebrew that you learned about yesterday.

Thursday:

Think of something you can be thankful for from this week’s studies.

Friday:

Finish anything you still have left to complete for this week’s writing assignment.

Co-op Week 2 – Anglo Saxons

Co-op Week 2 – Learn about writing from notes.

Work on your writing assignment by following along in your student book each day until you complete it.

Read from your chosen book for this time period.

Timeline: Add the following to your “Book of Centuries,” or other form of timeline.

Research to find out when the following people lived, or when certain events happened.

When did King Arthur defend Britain from the Saxons?

When did the Saxons conquer Britain?

When did Gaiseric the Vandal sack Rome?

When did Benedict write the rules for monks?

When was Patrick (called St. Patrick) captured by Irish slavers, escape, and become a missionary to Ireland?

Commonplace Notebook: Add an entry into your commonplace notebook that stands out to you from your history, or literature studies this week.

Keep examples throughout the year to inspire your own writing.

“To see evil and call it good, mocks God. Worse, it makes goodness meaningless.” -Arthur

“He should first show them in deeds rather than words all that is good and holy.” -Benedict of Nursia (St. Benedict)

“Christ with me,

Christ before me,

Christ behind me,

Christ in me,

Christ beneath me,

Christ above me,

Christ on my right,

Christ on my left,

Christ when I lie down,

Christ when I sit down,

Christ when I arise,

Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,

Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,

Christ in every eye that sees me,

Christ in every ear that hears me.”

-Patrick (St. Patrick)

Just for fun:

Monday:

Meet a Medieval Noblewoman

Tuesday:

Learn about Medieval music theory.

Wednesday:

Think of a word that describes the music that you listened to yesterday.

Thursday:

Think of something you can be thankful for from this week’s studies.

Friday:

Finish anything you still have left to complete for this week’s writing assignment.

Co-op Week 1 – The Middle Ages

Co-op Week 1 – Learn about note making and outlines.

Work on your writing assignment by following along in your student book each day until you complete it.

Read from your chosen book from this time period.

Timeline: Add the following to your “Book of Centuries,” or other form of timeline.

Research to find out when the following people lived, or when certain events happened.

When did Alaric the Visigoth sack Rome?

When did Attila the Hun invade the Roman Empire?

When did the Vandals sack Rome?

When did the Western Roman Empire end?

When did Justinian codify the Roman laws?

When did Justinian build the Hagia Sophia?

When did Augustine serve as Bishop of Hippo Regius in Roman Africa?

Find out the names of two of his most famous books.

Commonplace Notebook: Add an entry into your commonplace notebook that stands out to you from your history, or literature studies this week.

Keep examples throughout the year to inspire your own writing.

“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” – St. Augustine of Hippo

“Patience is the companion of wisdom.” – St. Augustine of Hippo

“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.” – St. Augustine of Hippo

Just for fun:

Monday:

How Dark Were<a href="http://&lt;!– wp:paragraph –> <p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqzq01i2O3U</p&gt; the Dark Ages?

Tuesday:

Hymn History O Splendour of God’s Glory Bright

Wednesday:

Think of a word that describes the music that you listened to yesterday.

Thursday:

Think of something you can be thankful for from this week’s studies.

Friday:

Finish anything you still have left to complete for this week’s writing assignment.

Almost Finished…

We’ve almost finished the school year! With a family member’s health derailment during the winter, books had to be set aside and we shoved our end date back quite a bit. Most subjects were completed on time anyway! A little here, a little there, and we’ll be scratching through the entire to-do list. Whew! Blogging may actually become a “thing” again…

Thy Reward

Find thy reward in the thing

Which thou hast been blest to do,

Let the joy of others cause joy to spring

Up in thy bosom too!—

And if the love of a grateful heart

As a rich reward be given,

Lift thou the love of a grateful heart

To the God of Love in Heaven!

-MacDonald.

Prioritizing Your Rocks

Even though we are unable to meet in person this month, we will hold our meeting by way of the e-group and private fb page.  You may eat, or drink whatever you choose at the meeting without judgement, or the possibility of allergic issues.  ;0)

In the original meeting details on the Tailor Made Homeschool Support Group’s Calendar of Events for 2020-21, you were asked to bring a sharpie marker and a pencil to this meeting; now you’ll need to provide your own paper, too.

As you know, our topic title for this month is “Prioritizing Your Rocks:  Demo and Moms in the Thinking Chair.”  So, sit down and get ready to do some thinking!

A long, long time ago, in what seems to have been a galaxy far, far away, several former Tailors met for this very same demo and discussion.  It involved glass and metal (a Mason jar), rocks, gravel, and some sand.  Because we aren’t able to meet together, we current Tailors will tech-up and watch a YouTube video.  (I’m fairly certain the original group did this prior to YouTube’s inception!)

(If you’d like to see what sorts of things we were discussing in Tailor Made way back then, check out the homeschool ministries of Marilyn Howshall and Barb Shelton.)

Please watch Jar of Life.

Now, it’s quite possible that last year your list of IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO was VERY different from this year’s list!  If there comes a time when life reverts back to the way you lived before this year, you may choose to do this little project differently.  Let’s work with what we’ve got right now and find peace about it.

I would’ve passed out paper at this point in the demo, but now you’ll need to supply your own.  This is where you will also need your sharpie marker and pencil…with an eraser, just in case.

Now, using your pencil, follow the instructions to draw a large Mason jar.  You’ll find the directions for this project at https://easydrawings.net/easy-drawings/draw-a-mason-jar/.

“Inside” your Mason jar, please draw seven large rocks.  They need to fit, so use your pencil for this step, too.  Add some gravel sized rocks all around the larger rocks.  Next, add little bitty dots in all the cracks and crevices that are left in your Mason jar.

Turn your paper over and make a list.  You’ll really need to think about this list.  It’s a written record of all the possibilities that present themselves and take time during your day to complete.  Put down everything you do in a day/week/month.  On the side of your list, jot down the seven (7) MOST IMPORTANT things on that list.  Use your sharpie marker to write these things on your large rocks on the other side of the paper.  The gravel will hold the things that are next in line of importance.  Lastly, the little bitty dots will be where you can fit in all those things that aren’t really important, but take up so much of your time…IF YOU AREN’T CAREFUL.  Or, declutter them from your list and breathe easier!

If you’d like to add one more thing to your to-do list, color you Mason jar.  Just kidding.  Display it on your fridge, or another prominent spot as a reminder of  the MOST IMPORTANT things you need to do.  This will hopefully help you declutter your calendar and provide you with the time you need to accomplish what God has planned for you to do.

Until we meet again.  https://tailormadehsg.wordpress.com/

For more information on the ministries of Marilyn Howshall and Barb Shelton, check out the following when it can fit into your jar.

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