Sixteen years of Treehouse talk
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
I'm twenty thousand leagues under the writing sea right now, so this week's entry in the Hodgepodge is going to be brief.
1. Something little you are loving right now?
Our current hamster. His name is Alcibiades.
2. Red roses or pink peonies? Red wine or pink lemonade? Red lipstick or pink polish? A cotton candy colored sky or a fiery red sunset? A book-movie-song you love with the word red or pink in its title?
Roses, lemonade. Pink lipstick. Sky pictures, I like them all.
4. Who would you most like to have a heart to heart with right now? Is that possible?
5. Write an acrostic for the word L-O-V-E.
Easy Takeout Burgers: Which would you rather have for Valentine's Day dinner, honey?
6. Insert your own random thought here.
That doesn't involve complaining about whatever?
Well, no legislator or bureaucrat can stop the sap rising in the maple trees. Spring will be here soon.
Thursday, February 04, 2021
First posted February 2011. Ponytails was in Grade 8; Crayons (Lydia) was in Grade 4.
9:00 a.m.: New hymn (see video), Tennyson's poems, and several pages from Marva Collins' Way, which we are reading parts of both for Black History Month and for some character building/academic inspiration.
9:20 a.m.: Crayons do math and Bible Geography with Mom. Ponytails work on independent math and other work.
9:50 a.m.: French: We are supposed to be reading from Les Insectes, but the book has temporarily disappeared so we may have to do something else. Also: French Bible copywork.
10:10 a.m.: Crayons take a break, Ponytails work with Mom.
10:30 a.m.: Ponytails take a break, Crayons do English with Mom. Review the parts of speech, and read two pages about how to make the most of watching educational "T.V. specials." Which shows how old that book is.
10:50 a.m.: "Educational T.V. Special." To be decided...we were going to watch a Christian dinosaur video that Mama Squirrel picked up from a freebie box, but after checking it out online it appears that there were issues with this movie, so we will choose something else.
Lunchtime: Ponytails work with Dad.
1 p.m.: Crayons do geometry (from Math Mammoth Grade 4) and finish a chapter from George Washington's World. Ponytails finish independent work and do any needed work with Mom.
2 p.m.: Group reading from Bulfinch's Age of Fable. Homemaking lesson: read several pages from the Food chapter in Hidden Art of Homemaking, and do some baking together.
3 p.m.: Teatime.