4.4.13Posted by Jeanne
I'm suffering dreadfully from writer's block. I really am. I have screeds of unfinished posts. I dream posts and then can't get them into print. I'm sorry, because I do miss you. A lot. I think of you all the time, my friends. I do swear that I have the best bloggy friends in the world. In cyberspace, even.
Part of the problem is trying to be something I'm not. I keep trying to make myself write erudite Charlotte Mason posts, and I just can't do it. So then the post seems amateurish, and I sigh and press save...or delete... and go to bed. There are lots of great bloggers who can write this sort of stuff. Not me.
We have been doing lots of nice things that I'd like to tell you about. Bush walks and nature discoveries. Our impressions of the Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures exhibition at the Melbourne Museum and our subsequent Afghan meal at a local restaurant. I want to tell you about the map we're using for David Livingstone's journeys. And about going to see Shakespeare's Henry IV last weekend. And what we did for Easter. And how Jemimah did in her End of Term exams. And about the lovely gift I received in the mail from Silvia. I really hope I might be able to tell you about some of these things very soon.
In the mean time, and because I think some of you will be waiting on it, here's our AO6 Term 2 Australianised schedule. As you can see, we've dropped Beechick's Genesis book because I couldn't see how to use it in a CM way. If any of you can help with this I'd appreciate it. In its place I've substituted Ben Hur. We've moved the Winston Churchill bio from Term 3 forward. We actually began reading this in Term 1 where it fitted better with the history cycle, so we'll be finishing it up this term before beginning Ben Hur. Australian Backyard Explorer instead of School of the Woods and It Couldn't Just Happen. We moved the former to free reads. We've already read and loved the latter. We're reading the full Iliad, not a retelling. Otherwise, the term is pretty much as written.
So there. I'll write more about our plans another time, but at least this is a start.
This writer's block is really worrying me, girls. If there is anything that you think I might be able to write about without getting too bogged down in cleverness, can you please let me know in the comments? I'd really appreciate that.
I hope to be back very soon.