Today was the first day of our new homeschool co-op. We joined the Charlotte Mason Fine Arts Group so that we could accomplish those subjects that often don't get done: art appreciation, music appreciation, hymn study, nature study, poetry, and Shakespeare. The kids had a great time, learned a lot, and made new friends.
We started the day with prayer and hymn study. This month, we're discussing Amazing Grace. Very interesting history behind that great anthem!
Maya went on and on about her new best friends, who just love her cool hair-do! Maya is not shy, so it doesn't surprise me that she's "so popular" (her words). Isaac mostly talked about snack time, and Elena, ever the firstborn, detailed for me what she learned about Handel and Rembrandt. Chloe was mostly disappointed that they didn't get to do the self-portraits that were scheduled (ran out of time). I think she was looking forward to some quality mirror time.
My sister, Jamie, and I are in charge of the preschoolers. Unfortunately, Jamie ditched me claiming some sort of household epidemic or other such lame excuse. Regardless, I had a good time with my group of littles. We read a poem, a bunch of Mother Goose rhymes, a counting book, and one of our favorite classics: The Story of Little Babaji.