(Cartoon by George du Maurier in Punch, 1871). The text reads: "Little Tommy (who has never been out of Whitechapel before). "Oh! Oh! Oh!" Kind Lady. "What's the Matter, Tommy?" Little Tommy. "Why, what a big Sky they've got 'ere, Miss!"
Plans for this week:
Natural History: Dallas Lore Sharp, Summer
Ourselves Book II: "Instructors of Conscience: Nature, Science, Art"
How to Make a Universe with 92 Ingredients - Oceans & Seas, Water Water All Around, The Chemistry of Fizz-Ics
Read "Salt Through the Ages" in History of the Earth Vol. III: An Integrated and Historical Perspective
Play BrainBox: World, and science games
Bible studies: continue Book of Numbers through chapter 21, and the Gospel of Mark
French Smart 7: Unit 2
Learn memory verse
Key to Geometry, Booklet 2, pages 29-41
Balance Benders Level 3
English History: read about the reign of Edward III. (We had not planned to go this far, but it makes sense now.)
Castle, by David Macaulay
Plutarch's Life of Cicero
Money Matters for Teens: "How Loans Work" and "How to Borrow Money"
Picture Talk: finish study of Jan Vermeer
Ivanhoe: read up to chapter 39 if possible
Shakespeare's King John: finish Act V if possible.
Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang
The White Mountains, chapter 9, "We fight a battle"
"...we all enter on the inheritance of the heavens and the earth, the flowers of the field and the birds of the air. These are things to which we have right, no one can take them from us; but, until we get as much as a nodding and naming acquaintance with the things of Nature, they are a cause rather of irritation and depression than of joy." ~~ Charlotte Mason, Ourselves Book II, "Nature, Science, Art"