Tuesday, October 03, 2006

On tap this week:

Picture Study this week is Henri Rousseau's "Sleeping Gypsy".

Music: folk style. Specifically this cd. At first the boys were looking at me like I had three heads. But then this song came on, "There Ain't No Bugs On Me" - David Grasman, Jerry Garcia. ( you can take a listen on amazon with the link above) Now I really have no idea why,
"Oh, there ain't no bugs on me, no, there ain't no bugs on me. There
may be bugs on some of you mugs but there ain't no bugs on me."
would appeal to MY boys. Seriously, I have no idea!!!! te-he-he But it sold them on folk music and they are happily listening to the cd over and over again! My personal favorite is "Run Molly Run" - Sweet Honey In The Rock.

My intent on music and art are simply exposure. Expose them to a wide variety. No real rhyme or reason on my part. Any suggestions are welcomed!

We started our co-op on Monday. It will last 6 weeks. Wise One's classes are hand stitching, pencil drawing and Shakespearean adventure (thanks to M-mv on this one, you encouraged us to seek out the Bard!). Rowdy One has games, friends of the ocean, exploring the basics, and insect adventure. I am teacher assistant in Shakespearean adventure and basic chemisty. We all enjoyed ourselves and are looking forward to next Monday.

Non-fiction this week for Wise One are about newspapers and journalists. Biography will be on Rousseau. Rowdy One is still having so much fun with tongue twisters and rhymes that we are sticking with that.

A couple of other favorites: Bold and Bright Black-and-White Animals and A Life Like Mine . This last one may be a purchase, it is a beautiful book.

What is everyone else doing????


1 comment:

beck said...

okay that song... is on an advantix flea commerical. THAT'S where they've heard it i bet. it's got dogs and cats too i think running around and some are scratching, but others aren't, because, ahem, they use advantix. =) sounds like fun fun fun. be sure to introduce them to old classics - frank sinatra! wise one already likes him.