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More Town Forest

I’ve been trying to get us all out of the house for a hike at least once a week. Last week we went back to the town forest, this time with a packed picnic lunch. After our lunch we continued our hike into the adjacent Braintree town forest where we found the most charming little […]

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Great Blue Hill

Great Blue Hill Did once waters run here, carving dirt and stone into steps, eating away soft earth to expose the roots of things— tree’s and granite’s bones— the strength at the heart of the hills? Can you believe the clear blue of the sky springing overhead? Trees uncurling spears into soft newness of leaves […]

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Learning Notes Week of December 3

Monday December 3 Bella: none, appointment all morning. Sophie: math copywork Ben: math copywork Anthony: math copywork Afternoon stories: reading from letter of St Francis Xavier, Doll’s House, St Peter Claver, Around the World in 100 Days, lectionary readings. Bedtime story: Friendly Gables. Tuesday December 4 Bella: math, read and narrated Abraham Lincoln’s World Sophie: […]

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Learning Notes Week of November 26

Monday November 26 Bella: math, copywork, Latin (Winnie Ille Pu), timeline book, read and narrate George Washington’s World and A Naturalist Buys and Old Farm (written narration for NBAOF). Read Elements, Cobblestone Magazine issue about Progressives. Sophie: math, copywork Ben: math, copywork, Explode the Code, Little Bear Anthony: math Lucy: copywork Afternoon stories: Doll’s House, […]

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Learning Notes Thanksgiving Week (Week of November 19)

Monday November 19 Bella: read first chapter of the book of Genesis and Psalm 117, composition Sophie: copywork, French (Duolingo) Ben: math, copywork, Explode the Code, Little Bear ( begin Little Bear’s Wish) Anthony: math, copywork (Basilisk poem from Dragons Dragons) Lucy: copywork (Sheep in a Jeep) Afternoon stories: Doll’s House, St Peter Claver, Around […]

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Chronological Snobbery about the Middle Ages

  We’ve been reading Men, Microscopes and Living Things, which is a sort of history of biology for children. On the whole I really like the book. It’s well written and engaging. But the chapters on medieval herbalists and medieval bestiaries both raised my eyebrows a bit and sparked some interesting discussions as I questioned […]

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