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Morning Time with A Gentle Feast (2019-2020)

I’ve been following A Gentle Feast for quite some time and decided to try them this year. I purchased morning time packets to use with The Kind Kingdom European study.

We will pull from Cycles 1, 2, and 3 morning time packets from A Gentle Feast to blend with The Kind Kingdom study of European history. The Kind Kingdom covers a long time period so this works best for us. You really only need 1 Cycle for 1 school year. I just like to make more work for myself. πŸ˜‰ But really these packets are so beautiful and put together, it is already making my job easier in the mornings. Switching Cycles each Term wont really cause too much of trouble. πŸ™‚ Here are my notes so far on who/what/when we will use each packet. I’m sure I’ll make changes as we go, but this is the overall plan! Note: I have a 5, 8, and 9 year old. We are mostly using Form I and testing the waters of Form II for the oldest.

Term 1 (first 12 weeks) Form 1 (grades 1-3) Autumn

*Blending with: (The King Kingdom weeks 1-10) and (The Cottage Press Language Lessons: Primer 1 Autumn)

Bible Memory (1 verse): Ephesians 6:10-20 (Cycle 1)

Hymn Study (2 songs): All Creatures of our God and King and Be Thou My Vision (Cycle 1)

Poetry Recitation (3 poems): An Autumn Greeting, A Knight and a Lady, A Fairy Song (Cycle 1)

Picture Study (1 artist, 6 artworks): Davinci (Cycle 1) with a little Michelangelo and Raphael

Composer Study (1 musician, 6 songs) : Handel (Cycle 2)

Poet Study (1 poet): Longfellow (Cycle 2)

Fables/Tales (2 books): Aesops Fables (Cylce 1) + Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Term 2 (second 12 weeks) Form 1 (grades 1-3) Winter

*Blending with: (The King Kingdom weeks 11-17) and (The Cottage Press Language Lessons: Primer 1 Winter)

Bible Memory (2 verses): John 1: 1-5 & 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 (Cycle 2)

Hymn Study (2 songs): Amazing Grace, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Cycle 2)

Poetry Recitation (4) poems: A Child’s Song, The Goops, Kind Words, The Arrow and the Song (Cycle 2)

Picture Study (1 artist, 6 artworks): Gainsborough (Cycle 2) with a little Van Gogh and Rembrandt

Composer Study (1 musician, 6 songs): Mozart (Cycle 2) *we may try Rachel Kovac’s course on Mozart via Wild + Free

Poet Study (1 poet): Longfellow continued…. (Cycle 2)

Fables/Tales (2 books): Dangerous Journey (Cycle 1) + 50 Famous Stories Retold (Cottage Press)

Term 3 (third 12 weeks) Form 1 (grades 1-3) Spring

(still editing this term……)

*Blending with: (The King Kingdom weeks 18-30) and (The Cottage Press Language Lessons: Primer 1 Spring)

Bible Memory (1 verse): Matthew 5: 1-12 (Cycle 3)

Hymn Study (2 songs): Holy, Holy, Holy! and My Country tis of Thee (Cycle 3)

Poetry Recitation (3): My Gift, Mix a Pancake, What does a Bee Do? (Cycle 3)

Picture Study (1 artist, 6 artworks): Monet (Cycle 3) with a little Turner and Renoir

Composer Study (1 musician, 6 songs): Chopin (Cycle 3)

Poet Study (1 poet): Christina Rosetti (Cycle 3)

Fables/Tales (2 books): Shakespeare for Children (Kind Kingdom) + Burgess Bird Book (Cottage Press)

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