"'Education is the Science of Relations'; that is, that a child has natural relations with a vast number of things and thoughts: so we train him upon physical exercises, nature lore, handicrafts, science and art, and upon many living books, for we know that our business is not to teach him all about anything, but to help him to make valid as many as may be of––
'Those first-born affinities,
That fit our new existence to existing things.'"

Charlotte Mason, A Philosophy of Education
with a quote from The Prelude by William Wordsworth

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day

Besides being the feast day for that great evangelist that converted an entire nation, and besides being Evacuation Day in Boston, it is also Ds#1's birthday. Happy 10th!

In anticipation of the day, we did a shamrock-related art project that teaches about shades and tints we saw at Ms Julie's Art School. She has another great project posted as well.