Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sunny Citron

I shared this colorful Citron last week, and she has grown tremendously since then. I'm almost finished with section 5, although you can't really tell with all the stitches crammed onto a 24" circular. I really should switch to a larger circular, but it's kind of funny to see all the little laceweight stitches stacked up on a short cable.

I'm still planning on 8 sections plus the ruffle, so 3-ish sections remain. I'm working out the math tonight so I can go into section 6 after work tomorrow without too much difficulty. I find that I always need to let knitting math sit for a day or two after I work it out if I want to knit on with limited errors and less frustration.

This week I started into Diana Gabaldon's The Fiery Cross for a lighter fiction read. Much of my reading time has been going into education related books that requires processing and note-taking. I'm hoping that about two weeks from now I come out of all of this classical education reading and listening with a more fully formed mental picture of classical education from the broad picture that will take us through high school down to the minutae of how individual days might look at different stages. I have a very good idea of what I'm going to adjust right now and try over the summer, but some of it is still coming together in my mind.

Any spinners out there who would like to connect? 
Join us on Fridays for a link up in this space, sharing whatever you have been spinning this week. 

{Joining with Ginny and Frontier Dreams.}

Monday, April 14, 2014

Classical Education Audio

I'd love to say that I accomplished a lot physically over the weekend, but one overzealous medication sat me down hard. I am still learning to balance this whole auto-immune thing, and I am surprised by just how bad I can feel after feeling so great earlier in the day. I saw the nurse practitioner at my rheumatologist's office and made an adjustment to the medication that already is helping to deal with the side effects.

The boys worked on cleaning out the garage and cars on Saturday while I rested. Ellie even contributed, mostly by running around and drawing with sidewalk chalk.

While they were all busy outside I was busy with the printer and headphones- I worked more on my homeschool binder for the next few terms and organizing my part of our materials, including printing out several lists I've collected or made to help me know at a glance where we are with things.

I also listened to several lectures (and took a lot of notes) over the weekend while I sorted and printed and hole punched: 

Why Latin and How to Teach it in Grades 3-6 by Dr. Christopher Perrin {scroll down to the section titled Audio Lectures (MP3)}

What Are We Doing To Our Boys? by James Daniels

The Long Haul: On Morning Time by Cindy Rollins

Eight Essential Principles of Classical Education by Dr. Christopher Perrin {This is a youtube video- the beginning of a series. Be prepared to take notes!}

My brain is still in processing mode over a few of these lectures. I went back through my notes this morning and filled things out a little more fully from what I remembered, and added thoughts on how the application might look in our homeschool. Summer is always a great time for us to try on a new routine for awhile and see how it works out before adopting it permanently, so I envision a few changes to begin around June.

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