I’ve written before about how useful my kids and I have found Memrise for foreign language study and certain kinds of rote memorization. We’ve tackled the American Presidents and the Monarchs of England this way, and I dip into various German vocab lists every six months or so to keep my intermediate-ish skills from backsliding.
Today we were exploring new courses and happened upon this gem: “Who Composed Me?” You listen to audio samples of particular musical works and match them to their composers. We’re having a lot of fun with it so far. This mini-course lends itself well to group study. We already know several of the pieces by heart, having enjoyed them in our own composer study times in years past. I like to pick one composer a month to encounter Charlotte Mason-fashion, listening to one key work per week, more or less. It’ll be fun to draw from the pool in the Memrise course for future selections.
I Missed Poetry Friday
We’ve read all this year’s Cybils fiction picture book finalists!
Article: “This Is Your Brain on Jane Austen”
Quotes from this week’s reading: Mrs. Miniver
The Season of Becky