A Simple Guide to Morning Time | February 2022
The focus of our music study is a very short, but very fun, tune by Robert Schumann. You can find this piece here: The Happy Farmer
Because the selected piece for this month is so short, I encourage you to use any extra time that you have learning more about this famous composer and listening to his other works.
You can learn more about Schumann at Classics for Kids. Much of Schumann’s success can be attributed to the help of his wife, Clara, who was also a famous pianist. If desired, you can learn more about her here.
Before I melt, come look at me!
This lovely icy filigree!
Of a great forest in one night
I make a wilderness of white:
By skyey cold of crystals made,
All softly, on your finger laid,
I pause, that you my beauty see:
Breathe, and I vanish instantly.
You can learn more about this month’s poet Walter de la Mare: here.
You can find a selection of other poems from Walter de la Mare: here.
This month we will be observing for our art appreciation a piece of art that should resonate easily with every child: one that depicts a little girl hiding underneath a table during a friendly game of hide-and-seek. This piece was created by Carl Larsson and is a good representation of many of his other pieces.
You can find this months art piece here.
This month we are continuing our study of the character qualities of God, specifically that He is omnipotent.
Our memory verse is:
Isaiah 40:28-29 – Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, nor is weary? There is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases strength
Omnipotent – (1) Almighty (2) Having virtually unlimited authority or influence (3) One who has unlimited power or authority.
Key Concept – God is all-powerful. There is nothing in this world that is too hard for him.
Matthew 19:26 – But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”
Romans 1:20 – For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.
Job 42:1-2 – Then Job answered the Lord, and said, “I know that thou canst do everything, and that no though can be withholden from thee.”
Jeremiah 32:27 – Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?
You can find a link to help guide you as you help your child(ren) understand that God is Omnipotent: here.
This month we will be seizing the opportunity we have in winter to study birds’ nests that were abandoned in the fall. We will be using The Handbook of Nature Study to help direct our learning. The morning time bundle will help guide you through this process.
Here is an online resource that is linked in the bundle that may be used to help aid your studies: Spring Birds and Nests
One thing I love to include in these bundles are crafts that you can use in one way or another after they are finished. Not only do I believe that this is a good use of our time and resources, it is also in keeping with the principles of a Charlotte Mason education. Spending time in frivolous activities that don’t teach a true skill, and in something that we will just throw away later is not a good use the time we spend educating our children.
This month’s craft is a very sweet heirloom of your child’s handwriting, but it doesn’t have to end there. You can apply these same instructions to handwriting from others that you love. You can use it to trace your grandmothers signature from an old letter or a handwritten recipe or find your grandfathers signature on one of his old tools you may have in your garage. The possibilities are endless and only limited to your imagination.
This month we are studying the life of President Herbert Hoover. As I studied the life of this president, the more I learned about him the more I was endeared to him. Unfortunately, President Hoover became president shortly before the stock market crash in 1929. This crash is what led the United States in the darkest depression it had ever experienced. As president, he carried most of the responsibility for the depression even though he played no part in its beginning. I hope you enjoy learning about him, especially the story of his life prior to the presidency.
****The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents is no longer freely accessible on Youtube.*** As such, I will no longer be linking them in the morning time bundle. This has been such a wonderful resource, one that I am sad to leave out. If you would like to continue your president study with this resource, you can find it: here.
Cherries and chocolate, one of my favorite combinations. This month’s recipe is very easy to assemble and requires no baking, but these are just added bonuses to the real treasure of the recipe….it is delicious!
SCHEDULE & ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
The morning time bundle also includes a guide to help aid you in the implementation of this study. It includes 4 weeks of a suggested learning rotation that will help you cover all of the topics included for the month. This is simply a guide. You can add to or take from it as you wish and as your learning leads you.
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Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year
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