Poetry – A Model of Christian Charity

Our History studies will bring us to the beginnings of our country. In Poetry, we have chosen to memorize a few excerpts of the sermon delivered by Governor John Winthrop.  At the time, he was the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. This sermon was delivered aboard the Arbella. I love the absolute truths delivered [Read On]

A Mighty Fortress is Our God – Poetry

During the next three weeks, my Kindergarten class will be memorizing the first two stanzas of the hymn “A Mighty Fortress” by Martin Luther. We will be studying about Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation in our History, so we thought it would line up perfectly to memorize this old hymn. I found a really [Read On]

Beowulf

This year we will be studying Medieval and Renaissance Era in our History curriculum. Some of our Poetry will be related to that era.  Our co-op will be memorizing a couple of excerpts from “Beowulf”. Last week, we spent some time reading about Beowulf, watching some videos and having some discussion about what this poem [Read On]

Mark Antony’s Speech in Julius Caesar

The next piece of Poetry we will be memorizing with our kids is an excerpt from Mark Antony’s Speech in the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Our kids are enjoying it, specially watching the short video I created.   I also created some worksheets to help my kids memorize it. I typed the poem [Read On]

Romulus and Remus by Rudyard Kipling

Since we are studying ancient history this year, our Poetry is related to the topics we are learning about. The founding of Rome is one of the topics we will be covering in the next few weeks, so we will be memorizing the poem “Romulus and Remus” by Rudyard Kipling. I put together this video [Read On]

Poetry – Laocoon’s Warning

This year we will be studying Ancient History. Some of our Poetry will be related to the History, so for the next three weeks we will focus on learning a portion of the Latin poem “The Aeneid”, translated by Robert Fagles.  We will memorize the segment where Laocoon warns the Trojans about accepting the Trojan [Read On]

My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson

We love poems by Robert Louis Stevenson. This is a very fun poem for kids. So we decided to work on memorizing this piece of poetry.  I found an animated video of the poem and my kids love watching it. Here are some of the resources I created to go with the poem. 1. Written [Read On]

Poetry – The Squirrel

Hello readers! The first poem we will be memorizing this year is a short, fun poem. I found that it can have two different titles. Some people have titled it “The Squirrel”, while others have titled it “Whisky, Frisky”. The author is anonymous. I made a short video with the pictures I used in the [Read On]

The New Colossus

The next poem we will be memorizing is The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus. We have read a few books about the history of the Statue of Liberty, watched videos, looked at pictures and articles online. We have learned a lot the past few weeks. I love how much I get to learn as a [Read On]

Star-Spangled Banner

For the next couple of weeks, we will be working on memorizing The Star-Spangled Banner. My plan was to create a few resources like I usually do, but when I looked around, I found plenty of other websites offering free resources to use. So thankful for all the bloggers out there willing to share their [Read On]