Today was a very unschoolish day! Bella did her Life of Fred math which involved us all breaking up sticks of spaghetti and eating them raw. Sophie filled in her Saxon calendar and then we played War in lieu of a lesson. Anthony and Lucy played with the Cuisinaire rods and then Sophie sorted buttons […]
A friend asked me what we do for a music curriculum and I answered in my typical, long-winded style. I thought I’d share it here, with lots more links, because if one person is curious, there’s probably at least one more person out there who would appreciate it. And after going through the work of […]
Every once in a while Bella and I (and sometimes Sophie too) watch You Tube videos of music as part of an ongoing, very informal music appreciation study. This includes folk, choral and orchestral pieces. Really anything I can find that shows good closeups of the musicians singing and playing. One thing I try to […]
Patricia in the comments to this post below suggested some great videos on you Tube to play for the girls so we can learn to sing the Ave Maria, Pater Noster and other common chants. The videos are posted by Giovanni Vianini, director of the Schola Gregoriana Mediolanensis di Milano and organist of the Basilica […]
It was a music day this morning, Bella decided. While I was still saying prayers she pulled out the song book and began singing. She climbed up in my lap and I joined in with her when I was done praying. There are a few songs in the book I don’t know the tune to […]
Melanie, Sophia, and Isabella watch opera from Domenico Bettinelli on Vimeo. It was posted as 12 different You Tube videos. As each one finished, Isabella would demand, “Another video!” It kept both of them quiet for some time. Perfect for the five-o-clock cranky hour!
Thanks to Lissa we had a lovely Bach evening. While Dom cooked supper, both girls sat in my lap and watched all twelve of the You Tube Magnificat videos. Yep, the whole thing. And then when we finished we started all over again. With only a couple of snack breaks. Bella would run to the […]