Group Studies

Description of Group Studies

Our recitations and habits/devotions are done at the beginning of the AM Program and the Living Science Program (so basically every Friday morning). These are included automatically with these courses so you don’t need to sign up.


Recitations

Trimester 1:

  • Poetry – “The Caterpillar” by Christina G. Rosetti; Selections from Mother Goose; “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
  • Bible – Proverbs 4:20-24; Psalm 67
  • Government – “The Pledge of Allegiance” by Francis Bellamy (1892); Selections from “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” by Patrick Henry (1775); Presidents of the United States
  • Folk Songs – “And the Green Grass Grew All Around” by William Jerome; “The Other Day I Met a Bear” by Miho Arakawa

Trimester 2:

  • Poetry – “Wind on the Hill” by A.A. Milne; “Nurse’s Song” by William Blake; “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer
  • Bible – Psalm 23
  • Government – The Preamble of the Constitution of the United States by Thomas Jefferson (September 17, 1787)
  • Hymns – “All Things Bright and Beautiful” by Cecil Frances Alexander (1848); “His Eye is on the Sparrow” by Civilla Durfee Martin (1905)
Practice Trimester 2 Recitations Here

Trimester 3:

  • Poetry – “Work” by M.A. Stodart; “The Arrow and the Song” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; “A Book” by Emily Dickinson
  • Bible –  The Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-9)
  • Nature – Identifying Common Birds & their Songs (Cardinal, Chickadee, Bluejay, Goldfinch, Mourning Dove, Red-Bellied Woodpecker, Bluebird, Robin, Barred Owl, Redwing Blackbird, Common Crow)
  • Hymns – “I’ve Got Peace Like a River” by Anonymous

Habits/Devotions

This year we will study Charlotte Mason’s motto: “I am, I can, I ought, I will”. We will use “I Am, I Can, I Ought, I Will: Charlotte Mason’s Motto Explained for Upper Elementary Student” by Dawn Elizabeth Garrett, Parenting with Scripture by Kara Durbin, and passages from the ESV Bible.


Book Club

Every Friday during lunch, the children and parents have a book club. Actually, it’s more like a book share. We take turns getting in front of the group and sharing a book we have read or a book we are currently reading, Reading Rainbow Style, but less formal. We never give away the ending, and use this time to encourage a love of reading.