I'm sorry my posts this week have been hit and miss. I have had an extremely busy week getting my eldest children ( Ages 15, 14, 12, 10 ) ready for their school year. I want to also say, as much as Charlotte Mason Kindergarten has grown in the last few weeks ( so much ) I feel like Heather M. and Heather J. ...I am so thankful for you both! You both have encouraged my heart in many ways. I feel like I really know you! So thank you! We have a lot of ladies reading our "postings" here and have emailed saying they have learned so much through our conversations. Thank you!
On to Poetry....What did you think of this chapter? Here are the highlights from me:
I said "amen" when I read the very first line that says, " These days it seems the only verse the average person is exposed to on a daily basis is a popular jingle or an advertiser's catchy phrase". How true is that?? Children ( and adults) no longer hear poetry for the most part.
The parallel between Ancient Rome and our world today were spot on. I was encouraged as I read because I thought, "as homeschool moms we can create our own cultures at home".
I especially loved all the references to "The Dead Poet's Society". My older high school children attend a one day per week rigorous classical school ( Charlotte Mason's method 100% prepared them for this ) and I see the professors at this school inviting the student's interest by their own enthusiasm.
I liked the tip to ask our children, " I like this poem. Do you?"
She mentions the first poems her children committed to memory were those by Robert Louis Stevenson. These are the exact poems we are reading this year in the Enchanted Kindergarten... :)
What did you like in this chapter? What stood out to you?