Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Good-Mama Homeschooling Moment

We've been reading Madeline L'Engle's "Many Waters," loving the author, not realizing until we were well into that it was about a biblical story.  As with her other stories, it is well told, engaging and suspenseful and toward the end, K couldn't stand the suspense and brought me the Bible itself to better anticipate what would happen.  We both learned a lot and it was marvelously joyful from an educational perspective, to have her seeking additional sources and then reading through them together for different interpretations, then going beyond the L'Engle book to search for more information about the character and topics introduced in the book.  Religious Ed, Informational Literacy, Literature Appreciation, and more; awesome, especially 'cause I learned quite a bit, too!  And I always feel richer when we've had a chance to enjoy good literature together.

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