Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Off Line

I have been "offline" for the last several days. I have so many things that I would like to do... like write notes to all of my precious runners... but our medieval feast has taken precedence over other matters.

We participate in a homeschool co-op, Excelsior, that meets once a week in Tupelo. Different moms teach different classes, and give students assignments to complete at home during the week. Some of the classes are Latin, Bible, History, Grammar, Literature, Science, Art Appreciation, and Geography.

We operate with the "classical" philosophy of education. I could give you a long explanation about what that means, but here it is in a nutshell: We study history chronologically. As we go through, we integrate literature, art and music, etc. History is sort of the centerpiece of the subjects, and Latin is started at an early age because our English roots are in the Latin language.

This year we are studying the Middle Ages, Rennaissance, and Reformation. SO... our fall get together is a medieval feast!

I started this post last week one night, and now the feast has already taken place this past Saturday night. The feast went beautifully, and I will post pictures next time. I am somewhat relieved, however, because now I have time to catch up on "normal" things and get ready for the holidays!

1 comment:

Ellie said...

Nice to see you back :-)