Simple Beauty for November 2022

Here are the links to our suggestions for beautiful things for November, with a focus on words, sounds, and places that are old and beautiful. This month, we will study Vermeer, Chopin, the Brownings, Squirrels, and “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing.”

Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Poetry is a simple thing to enjoy. Pick a poet. Read a poem for the enjoyment of it. Listen to the rhythm of the words. Hear the music in them. We’ve picked a few poems by Robert Browning to share with you this month Biography Robert Browning was a British Victorian poet who lived from 1812-1889. His father … Continue reading Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

O, For A Thousand Tongues to Sing

Hymns are beautiful truths poetically told, hung on a rhythm, and held in a melody. This makes them memorable. Hymn study is extremely simple. Sing the hymn once a day. We’ve provided you links to different versions to enjoy and a link to download the sheet music for the hymn. This month, we are learning … Continue reading O, For A Thousand Tongues to Sing

Frederic Chopin

Composer Study is simple. Pick a composer to listen to over a period of time. Every once in a  while, play a composition by him or her. Listen to it. Think and talk about it. This month, we are listening to compositions by Chopin. Biography:    Frederic Chopin (1809-1849) was born in Poland. His father … Continue reading Frederic Chopin

Johannes Vermeer

Picture Study is simple. Look at the picture with your children for a few minutes, and then talk about what you saw. Try to remember as much about the piece as you can. Enjoy the beauty of it. Art is not a chore; it’s a pleasure.  We’ve chosen some works by Vermeer for this month. … Continue reading Johannes Vermeer

Ludwig van Beethoven

Composer Study is simple. Pick a composer to listen to over a period of time. Every once in a  while, play a composition by him or her. Listen to it. Think and talk about it. This month, we are listening to compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven. Pieces by Composer:  I’m particularly excited about this performance … Continue reading Ludwig van Beethoven

Praise to the Lord the Almighty

Hymns are beautiful truths poetically told, hung on a rhythm, and held in a melody. This makes them memorable. Hymn study is extremely simple. Sing the hymn once a day. We’ve provided you links to different versions to enjoy and a link to download the sheet music for the hymn. Some of this year’s selections … Continue reading Praise to the Lord the Almighty

Edward Lear

Poetry is a simple thing to enjoy. Pick a poet. Read a poem for the enjoyment of it. Listen to the rhythm of the words. Hear the music in them. We’ve picked a few poems by Edward Lear to share with you this month, and they are linked at https://bit.ly/3dVLua6 or the link in our profile. Poems Resources  Websites:   … Continue reading Edward Lear

Simple Beauty for October 2022

Here are the links to our suggestions for beautiful things for October, with a focus on words, sounds, and places that are old and beautiful. We will study European artists and composers, English poets, a classic hymn, and some fascinating jumping creatures.