Trivium Pursuit

Archive for October, 2008

There’s No Hurry

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

We are first time homeschoolers with a 10 year old and a 7 year old and a 2 1/2 year old. How would we integrate these ages into the trivium method and maintain order. The eldest child (male) is so burnt on school. We are concerned about adjustment and interest. He is very hesitant to […]

Talented and Gifted

Monday, October 20th, 2008

I’m just now preparing to begin home schooling my oldest child, who turned five in January. I’m intending to follow a classical model. I’ve just recently found your website and I’ve read your articles on early formal education. My daughter is, in your terms, a precocious little tyke, who taught herself to read at age […]

Solutions to Dawdling

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

We have had two dawdling sons. With the oldest, his dawdling skills were perfected at about the age of 12. He was old enough to stay home alone, so if we had an errand planned, he had to stay home if his work was not done. We were not on the go a lot, so […]

Excerpt from The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

…..We, indeed, look at things by pieces, we look at one detail and do not consider the relation that one thing has to another, but God looks at all things at once, and sees the relation that one thing has to another. When a child looks at a clock, it looks first at one wheel, […]

Letter from Tracy Klicka

Friday, October 17th, 2008

To whom it may concern, The issue I presented in my [previous] email, that a lawsuit has been filed against Barack Obama over the legitimacy of his birth certificate as a United States natural born citizen, is neither an e-rumor nor does it have anything to do with Hawaii statehood or the issue of how […]

One of my favorite blogs….

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Kendra Fletcher is the homeschooling mother of eight, ages 15 down to 5 months. She has never known what it means to homeschool without the presence of preschoolers, and loves to encourage other moms beginning their homeschool journeys with little ones underfoot. Her website and blog can be found at Preschoolers and Peace.

Just to let you know….

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

….I still don’t have a winner in last week’s Homeschooling with the Trivium (#513) contest. Email me if you think you know the answer.

Read Aloud Suggestions

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Dear Laurie, This year I began slowly shifting over to using the trivium method, but am interested in finding books I can read aloud to my 2nd and 3rd graders. Please give me any suggestions you might have. Thank you, Julie, CA How about these: Shasta of the Wolves by Olaf Baker; Little Lord Fauntleroy […]

More on the Wizard of Oz….

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

By the way, This is what Frank L. Baum said about the same subject in the original book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz first published in 1900. “Can’t you give me brains?” asked the Scarecrow. “You don’t need them. You are learning something every day. A baby has brains, but it doesn’t know much. Experience […]

Learning Latin

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

I have a question regarding the Artes Latinae Latin curriculum. The publisher Bolchazy-Carducci claims, “Conventional techniques of Latin-to-English and English-to-Latin are used sparingly. Memorization of rules is minimized. In place of this there is a mass of drill materials including both paradigms and, more important, pattern practices which teach the structure in such varied ways […]


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