We were crowded in the cabin,
Not a soul would dare to sleep,-
It was midnight on the waters,
And a storm was on the deep.
'Tis a fearful thing in winter
To be shattered by the blast,
And to hear the rattling trumpet
Thunder, "Cut away the mast!"
So we shuddered there in silence,-
For the stoutest held his breath,
While the hungry sea was roaring
And the breakers talked with Death.
As thus we sat in darkness,
Each one busy with his prayers,
"We are lost!" the captain shouted
As he staggered down the stairs.
But his little daughter whispered,
As she took his icy hand,
"Isn't God upon the ocean,
Just the same as on the land?"
Then we kissed the little maiden.
And we spoke in better cheer,
And we anchored safe in harbour
When the morn was shining clear.
Whatever brawls disturb the street,
There should be peace at home;
Where sisters dwell and brothers meet,
Quarrels should never come.
Birds in their little nests agree;
And 'tis a shameful sight,
When children of one family
Fall out and chide and fight.
Tis a lesson you should heed,
If at first you don't succeed,
Then you courage should appear,
For if you will persevere,
You will conquer, never feat,
If you would at last prevail
If we strive, 'tis no disgrace
Though we did not win the race;
What should we do in that case?
If you find your task is hard,
All that other folk can do,
Why with patience, may not you?
Only keep this rule in view,
Loving Jesus, meek and mild,
Make me gentle as Thou art,
Com and live within my heart.
Take my childish hand in Thine,
Guide these little feet of mine.
So shall all my happy days
Sing their pleasant song of praise,
And the world shall always see
Christ, the Holy Child, in me.
GEOMETRY: Jessie has spent the past two weeks of geometry working with triangles covering types of triangles, proving triangles to be congruent, and drawing angles and triangles with a straight edge and compass. She also finished the review work for the chapter and will take the chapter test on Monday.
ENGLISH: She completed and test for chapter 3 of R&S and completed three lessons in outlining as well as another editing sheet in chapter 4. In CW Herodotus, she finished chapter 2 on judicial rhetoric and began chapter 3 on the canon of invention. She also filled out the plot section of a TTC story chart on Doyle's Lost World for literature and completed two more weeks of vocabulary.
GREAT BOOKS: She completed The Iliad as well as the remaining Vandiver lectures and had a week off from her great books course.
SPANISH: Chapters 6 and 7 of BJU Spanish covered uses of ser and estar, personal pronouns, the plural forms of estar, adjectives, and vocabulary relating to clothing accessories, materials, and places around town.
LATIN: She completed chapter 22, took quizzes on demonstrative and personal pronouns, and reviewed relative and interrogative pronouns.
HISTORY: She listened and took notes on her 4th "Foundations of Western Civilization" lecture, read about the Hebrews and Phoenicians in Spielvogel, and covered the Bharata War, the Davidic kingdom, and the Assyrian empires in Bauer's History of the Ancient World.
SCIENCE: We are making slow progress. She completed chapter 4 on additional cellular processes and the accompanying test. We're going to do a lump lab day at the end of the month to catch that portion up as well.
MUSIC APPRECIATION: We found 3 Palestrina CDs to round out her study of the music of the Middle Ages, and she covered the first two lectures relating to the Baroque period.
Violet's 7th Grade
MATH: Violet completed the third chapter of Lial's covering fractions and began the 4th chapter containing more word problems.
LOGIC: She's made steady progress in her Building Thinking Skills, but we need to do some catch up in her Art of Argument lessons.
LANGUAGE ARTS: She completed through the 11th chapter of Caesar's English 1 and had a couple of weeks off from literature. Her grammar has been mostly focused on substantives and noun clauses, and in CW she completed her second section and moved onto the third.
LANGUAGES: Chapter 9 and unit 2 reading and test were completed in Latin, and chapters 8 and 9 were completed in Greek.
HISTORY: She's been steadily working her way through Ancient Egypt using The Pharaoh's of Ancient Egypt by Payne and Usborne's Encyclopedia of the Ancient World to cover the span of time from Hatshepsup to King Tut. The only additional book over these two weeks was In Search of Tutankhamun by Caselli. For written work she outlined 4 pages of the encyclopedia, wrote paragraph summaries of the pharaohs, and filled in a chart of everyday life.
SCIENCE: She finished chapter 7 and began chapter 8.
FINE ARTS: Her last two art projects are in the Thursday post, and she continues to work through her instrument book at her own pace.