We are moving along slow, but sure on our French Revolution unit study. Trying to pack and declutter the house to get ready to move has taken priority. I knew it would this month.
Too, I went ahead and bit the bullet and bought several mp3 downloads from Jim Weiss which is what I planned on doing this month. What I can take overseas is limited and so I won’t be taking all my CDs that I have purchased over the years from him. I’m doing the happy dance though because did you know he has gone digital?
Just in case you don’t know Jim Weiss, he is the best storyteller in the homeschool world. Through the years, he has read many stories to us. He has available so many classics and history stories that are worth every dollar that I have spent on them.
He and his wife, Randy are great persons too. For two years in a row at one convention, me and Kelley’s booth was right next to their booth.
So we got to visit with them and know them a little better. I took this picture real quick of Randy and Kelley before the show started.
Jim’s voice is so unique and soothing and the way he can change it too amazes me. We all get lost in his storytelling.
Though I loved the free reading of A Tale of Two Cities, this was one story we just had to hear from Jim Weiss. So I went ahead and purchased it.
The boys are almost finished listening to it. So I went ahead and prepared some copywork for Tiny.
French Revolution Unit Study + Free Copywork
Copywork is not just for young kids, but it has restorative value through all their years. Sure, it is about learning to write when they do it in the early years. In the later years, penning and storing beautiful words in their mind and heart is about treasuring those words from great literature.
We like it a lot in our home and I always tend to make my own copywork.
Today, I have copywork from the first paragraph of A Tale of Two Cities for the famous opening lines.
Also, I created the copywork with a little older child in mind because there is always oodles of stuff for the real young child, but not much that is not so babyish for the older elementary child.
Whether you have younger children or older you can use the 4 pages in several ways. One way is to do the pages in cursive like we do and do 2 pages one day and the other 2 pages the next day. Another way for a younger child is to simply print the text as shown and do a line or two a day.
Whatever you do, go your child’s pace and keep it fun.
Hugs and love ya,