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An Invitation to Meet William Shakespeare – Dec 1st @ CBU

An Invitation to Meet William Shakespeare

“I Am Not Prospero”

He’s the greatest writer of all time, and he’s got the ego to prove it! Will Shakespeare returns from the grave to clear up a misunderstanding concerning his final play, The Tempest.

For nearly 200 years, literary scholars have suggested that Prospero, the magician-hero of The Tempest, is a
Shakespearean self-portrait, and the play is the Bard’s allegorical farewell to the theatre. Will’s surprising response to the theory will deepen your understanding of the play, while inviting you to laugh at the idiosyncrasies of scholars and artists alike.

The presentation features PowerPoint slides, nauseating puns, and a Q&A session with Shakespeare himself!
All are welcome!  Free Admission.  Thursday, December 1st at 1pm at Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Playhouse.

Hope to see you there!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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Homeschool Moms: What is Your Favourite Subject To Teach?

Deciding which subject is my favourite to teach is difficult.  I LOVE teaching my children so much.  I guess my biggest thrill is teaching Reading.  Teaching my children to read is SO rewarding.  I love teaching them all the building blocks of phonics that they need to start putting words together.  I love seeing them “get it” as my daughter has this past year – going from being able to read three-letter words to being able to read sentences and anything at all 🙂  She loves to show off her reading aloud to me.  The only thing that makes me sad is that, since she is my baby, she is the last child I will be teaching reading to.  Maybe my children will let me help teach my grandchildren someday, LOL.

Once they’re reading, I LOVE teaching my children all about literature.  I love sharing the classics with them, and most recently I have enjoyed introducing my eldest to Shakespearean plays (having introduced him to the stories from the plays when he was little) and trading Shakespeare quotes with him anytime, anywhere 🙂  He prepared one of Puck’s monologues from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and performed it for the local Kiwanis Festival, winning first place and a cash prize for outstanding performance.  Here he is in his Puck regalia…


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What is your favourite subject to teach your own children?

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

 

Posted in Free Homeschooling Resources, Resources

History and Literature for Music Lovers!

What a terrific, free resource for making your homeschool history AND literature studies fun!  The History Teacher’s Channel on Youtube is so much fun.  Learn about Beowulf to the tune of “99 Red Balloons”, Chinese Dynasties to the tune of “Vogue”, Shakespeare to the tune of “Shayla”, and many, many more!  We are going to be heading to this Youtube channel a lot in our homeschool 🙂  You can also fan The History Teacher’s Channel on Facebook.

Love, Luck &
Laughter,