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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 use 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. 😉 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. 🙂 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!

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 for Children 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 (Cycle 1), The Wind (Cycle 2)

Picture Study (1 artist, 6 artworks): Davinci (Cycle 1) +adding 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 for Children Primer 1 Winter)

Bible Memory (1 verse): 1 Corinthians 13 4-8 (Cycle 2)

Hymn Study (2 songs): Amazing Grace, Hark the Herald Angels Sing (Cycle 2)

Poetry Recitation (3 poems): The Goops, Kind words, The Arrow and the Song (Cycle 2,3)

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

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

Poet Study (2 poets): Longfellow and Rosetti (Cycle 2,3)

Fables/Tales (1 book): A Dangerous Journey (Cycle 1)

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

*Blending with: (The King Kingdom weeks 18-30) and (The Cottage Press Language Lessons for Children 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 (1 book): Shakespeare for Children (via kind kingdom) or 50 famous stories retold (via cottage press)?

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