Learning Notes Week of September 18

Monday September 18 Anthony: Miquon Math, read Child’s History, copywork. Ben: Miquon, Explode the Code, read Bob book, copywork. Sophie: Miquon 3 pages, copywork, French translation, read Child’s Geography. Bella: Khan Academy math, copywork, dictation practice, read and narrate Call of the Wild. Afternoon read aloud: Ella, Golden Fleece, St Elizabeth, North with the Spring, […]

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Socrates and His Guardian Angel?

A while back the kids and I had fun with a picture book called Wise Guy about the Greek philosopher, Socrates. The book gives a good overview of Socrates’ life and philosophical inquiry for an elementary school audience. It doesn’t dumb down the philosophy, but really tries to introduce some of the concepts in a […]

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Rereading Silence, Part 3– On Mercy


“But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” Ephesians […]

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Re-reading Silence, Part 2– Apostasy and Despair

In which I address some theological concerns, including the problem of the unforgivable sin. In my first post about Silence I mentioned that I have been very frustrated as I’ve read reviews of the novel and the movie because so many reviewers fail to grasp basic principles of literary analysis like the distinction between the […]

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