Nature Study Invertebrates

Nature study can be as simple as a short walk in the neighborhood or as elaborate as a week in a National Park. Don’t make it hard.  This month, We are going to look for spiders. You’ll be able to find pictures of these items and many others online to explore with your children. Remember: … Continue reading Nature Study Invertebrates

Antonio Vivaldi

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. Listen to it. Think and talk about it. This month, we are listening to compositions by Antonio Vivaldi, who composed for clavichords, choirs, and orchestras across Europe. Biography:   Antonio Vivaldi, … Continue reading Antonio Vivaldi

Nature Study: Volcanos

Nature study can be as simple as a short walk in the neighborhood or as elaborate as a week in a National Park. Don’t make it hard.  This month, We are going to consider volcanos. We have book suggestions, pictures, and videos below to help you along as you explore with your children. Remember: you … Continue reading Nature Study: Volcanos

Johann Sebastian Bach

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. Listen to it. Think and talk about it. This month, we are listening to compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, who composed for choirs and orchestras across Europe. Biography:   Johann Sebastian … Continue reading Johann Sebastian Bach

Nature Study: Fibers

Oklahoma winters can be harsh and for some parents, the desire to get outside significantly drops like just the temperature!  If you are wanting an indoor nature study, check out these ideas for a study on Fibers.  Look around your house. Do you have an article of clothing made from wool, cotton, or silk? Wool … Continue reading Nature Study: Fibers

Of the Father’s Love Begotten

Hymn Story:   “Of the Father’s Love Begotten” is one of the oldest hymns sung in church today. Aurelius Prudentius Clemens wrote it close to 400 AD. Prudentius was a Spanish lawyer and judge who didn’t start writing poetry until he was fifty-seven years old, but he because known as the first great poet of … Continue reading Of the Father’s Love Begotten

Arcangelo Corelli

Biography:   Arcangelo Corelli was born in Fusignano, Italy in 1653. He was most well known as a violinist, and the royalty of his time loved him. At this time, the violin was a relatively new instrument, so Corelli had the opportunity to teach violin to many students, including Antonio Vivaldi. Corelli also made the … Continue reading Arcangelo Corelli

Handel’s Messiah

Biography George Frederick Handel was born in Halle, Germany on February 32, 1685 (which is the same year that Johann Sebastian Bach was born. His father was a barber and surgeon who planned for his son to be a lawyer. George practiced the harpsichord in the attic, hidden from his father, who believe that music … Continue reading Handel’s Messiah