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 completed her midterm review and exam scoring an A then moved on to chapter 9 covering area.
GREAT BOOKS: She finished up her essay on Homer's Odyssey and completed a context page for Sophocles Theban trilogy of Greek tragedies. Then she had a couple of days break while we are waiting to receive the Vandiver lectures on Greek drama.
ENGLISH: She continues to work slowly through the CW section on the analytical essay, is reading MacDonald's Phantastes for literature, and completed another review test and quiz in vocabulary.
LATIN: She completed lesson 25 and the chapter quiz and began working on chapter 26 in Latin Alive 2.
SPANISH: In chapters 17 and 18 of BJU Spanish 1, she studied vocabulary related to airports and sports; object pronouns; and the verbs gustar, jugar, tocar, and saber.
HISTORY: Her Foundations of Western Civilization lectures covered Greek philosophers and the rise of Alexander. Her Western Civilization pages covered the same topics as well as daily life in ancient Greece, while her History of the Ancient World chapters also covered China in the 3rd century BC.
SCIENCE: She finished and tested for chapter 7 and did a quick read of chapter 8 with no notes or test.
MUSIC APPRECIATION: She listed to a lecture on the Baroque concerto as well as 3 Handel CDs and one Vivaldi.
Violet's 7th Grade
MATH: Violet completed the tests for chapters for chapters 4 and 5 in NEM and began working on the 6th chapter.
ENGLISH: Her grammar covered indefinite, relative, and interrogative pronouns; writing a report from an outline and an oral report; a chapter test on pronouns; and some adjective review at the beginning of the next unit.She's making steady progress in the second Caesar's English book covering through chapter 4 and also completed the 4th unit in CW. For literature, she tried and disliked Bulfinch's The Age of the Fable, so we downloaded Guerber's Myths of Greece and Rome onto her Kindle the first weekend to began reading during the second week. She is much happier with the Guerber selection.
LANGUAGES: She completed chapter 15 in Latin Alive 1 as well as most of chapter 16. Her Greek chapters for the weeks were 18 and 19 of EG 2.
HISTORY: In history, she covered the battles between Athens and Sparta as well as the golden age of Athens using The Story of the Greeks.
SCIENCE: She finished up plants and the first BJU Life Science text and began learning about invertebrates in chapters 15 and 16.
ART: She completed the hawk and flower painting shown in the creative corner posts during this time period.