October 12, 2011 (we've been in Austin exactly two months today!)
Keeping our opening routine consistent with individual reading in the Gospel of Matthew (today chapters 8 &9) and then morning prayers and a few more pages in Evidence That Demands A Verdict.
Then we move right into history. Today Natalie created a timeline for the years 1850 - present day. She also read from Kingfisher Encyclopedia on the Industrial Revolution, wrote a three-level outline and added important dates to the now-prepared wall timeline!
Natalie pretty much chose the rest of her schedule today and covered the following projects:
- math workbook pages; currently Alex is grading her on this subject. I'm going to ride that free train as long as possible!
- reading through the first part of Abraham Lincoln's life in Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman. I worked nearby while Natalie read and every once in awhile she'd share a piece of especially information. Like this anecdote (which I'm pretty sure my grandmother used to rehearse for me):
When called a two-faced man during a debate, Lincoln replied, "I leave it to the audience. If I had another face, do you think I'd really wear this one?"
- reading out loud Act 1, Scene 5 - Act 4, Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet from the gorgeously illustrated book by Michael Rosen and Jane Ray
Lots of reading today so that means lots of writing to do tomorrow. Stay tuned!