…copywork, copywork…what can he do for copywork today?
Brother is doing a passage from Carry on, Mr. Bowditch, which he’s reading this week both as history (and science) and using as a writing education source through Brave Writer.
Ack. But the 8-year old? I meant to plan this last night, but of course…not. And don’t even have Breaking Bad as an excuse any more.
All right. How about a poem? He liked “A Narrow Fellow in the Grass” and it was really enjoyable unpacking it with him, so let’s pull out Emily again. Here. This one’s short. Plus, in your zoo homeschool class last week, you learned about grasslands, so CROSS-CURRICULUM.
To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.
First question: “What’s revery?”
(This is a child who, in a way unlike any of the other four, is insistently curious, without much of a filter. If you use an unfamiliar word in conversation, he will immediately stop you and ask what that word means.)
So now, okay. Dictionary skills.
..and so on.
“It’s not here.”
Pfft. Of course it is. You’re just not….
Well, guess what. It isn’t. Because, of course, nowadays we spell it reverie.
Learn something every day. All of us.
Followed by a good conversation about how you make a prairie and what else you can make in your reveries.
“See? Reverie – it means daydream. Do you know what a daydream is?”
(Insulted) “Of course…I have those a lot….”