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Have you asked a friend to join you in your month of restful learning yet? Did you start your day with classical music? If not, no problem, tomorrow is another day! I did greet my children with classical music this morning, but haven't called a friend yet. I've still got time, right ;)
Today my encouragement to you is to:
Join the Great Conversation
In classical education, we often talk about the Great Conversation. If you are unfamiliar with that term, what it is talking about is that vast array of books written over the past many centuries and how they connect to one another and how the later ones reference prior ones. For the reader, it is like entering a conversation between people who have never met and who even lived in very different times and places.
What I want you to do is to enter into this great conversation! Pick a book and start to read. Give yourself a half hour to enjoy a restful time of reading. Depending on your pick, maybe you could read it aloud to your children. Or maybe you could have a family reading hour where everyone sits in the family room and reads their own book. Whatever works in your situation!
Maybe you can even see if the friend you are doing this with wants to read the same book as you, so that you can discuss it as you go!
Do you need some suggestions for what to read? I know I love going to libraries and bookstores, but can often become overwhelmed, not knowing where to start =) Here are a few things that might help you pick:
- The Well-Educated Mind - This book breaks down different types of reading, gives book synopsizes, and suggests reading order.
- How to Read a Book - A highly recommended book that will help you read well.
- Wisdom and Righteousness - Encourages mom to read the Classical Conversations Challenge level books. She gives a great list for you to check out!
Once you pick a book, let me know! I'd love to hear what you choose to read!
If you are purposing to incorporate scholé into your home this year, I'd love to hear from you! Share with me what you are doing or how these ideas have impacted your homeschool and I can compile your stories in to a post. I'd love to even have some guest bloggers if you'd like to write a whole post about how you are using scholé in your homeschool this year! Contact me and let me know how you are doing!