Our Weekly Amble for March 6-10, 2017
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Our Weekly Amble for March 6-10, 2017

It’s nice that it’s Saturday.  We’ve had a week.  Parts of it were good, parts of it were challenging.  Just like any other week! I’m taking part in Brandy’s Charlotte Mason Boot Camp and at the end of the week I learned about “not prodding” the students – bribery, reminders, ahem, “Just do your work”…

I can’t contain this quote
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I can’t contain this quote

“There were more things to do, more new things to learn, than could possibly be done and learned if one had to stop every hour and start doing something else. Michael liked this way much better. It was … it was like walking through the woods and meeting the little creatures and the trees and…

Wednesdays with Words: We are
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Wednesdays with Words: We are

We are reading The Chestry Oak by Kate Seredy during Whatchamacallit and I’m so invested in teh story.  It hits all my personal wheel-houses – beautiful writing, WWII, parenting.  I’m ready to cry almost every day it’s so amazing. Nana, the nanny to Prince Michael, has the most poetic way of speaking the most homey…

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Book Review: The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy

The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy My rating: 5 of 5 stars Own. Wow! I expected fantastic things after reading The Good Master and A Tree for Peter, but I didn’t really expect this. We read this as our “fun readaloud” at the end of Whatchamacallit (Morning Time) and it was a hit with the…

Wednesdays with Words: Hardly a Ripple
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Wednesdays with Words: Hardly a Ripple

We are two chapters from the end of The Singing Tree, the sequel to The Good Master by Kate Seredy. The Good Master was a little more fun with happy stories about managing a family and farm in Hungary.  This book, while also quite good, is more involved with events of the day – well, of…

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Book Review: The Good Master by Kate Seredy

The Good Master by Kate Seredy My rating: 4 of 5 stars Own. We read this book as our “Fun Novel” at the end of Whatchamacallit (Circle Time, Morning Time, Morning Basket, Symposium, Whatchamacallit). I loved the beautiful writing, thoughtful story, and many of the ideas presented. I was disappointed by how Romani were portrayed…