|Festive handcraft for the attendees in Peoria!|
The Truth, Beauty, Goodness Community teachers recently traveled to Peoria, IL to present an Awakening immersion at The Field Before Us. This is an all-day session where we model an actual meeting of our Charlotte Mason community with the attendees participating as the students. Then in the afternoon, we talk through each subject and answer any questions. Usually, we present these near our homes in Windom, MN, but it just happened to work out that each of us could take a little road trip. We were all blessed by the entire weekend, especially the new relationships that were fostered.
During the course of the weekend, it became clear to me that there are a few misconceptions about our co-op model, which we have been practicing for nine wonderful years. I thought I would address those here today.
|students narrating during picture study|
1. Why would you do all the fine arts in a CM education on one day?
For Composer study, Sally prepared a lesson in which she read some of The Arabian Nights and asked for narration, leaving us all breathless as to what would happen next. This was the background for Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade Symphonic Suite for Orchestra. She then suggested a few things to listen for and we enjoyed about 3 minutes of the 1st movement. The work to be done at home was to be still and listen carefully to the entire 1st movement a few times before we meet again.
|students working at a local greenhouse.|
|TBG Teens (The Hive) experiencing rotational inertia for Physics.|