Music Appreciation Monday – Mussorgsky

Music Monday on Harmony Fine Arts @harmonyfinearts.org Join us every Monday for a new musical selection.Music Appreciation Monday – Modest Mussorgsky

I think this is the first featured piece from Modest Mussorgsky. You are either going to really love it or hate it…it is a little intense. I would love to hear what your children think about this particular piece of music. Does it sound familiar to them? (Check out this link: Fantasia.)

Listen to this selection with your children: Night On Bald Mountain.

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What Does a Retired Homeschol Mom Do?

What Does a Retired Homeschool Mom Do @harmonyfinearts

What does a retired homeschooling mom do? Well, this retired homeschooling mom just started tutoring a few students AND acting as an advisor to a new homeschooling mom. What fun! I didn’t think this was something I ever wanted to do but it in fact has become a great joy…something that brings me such satisfaction. I love it when life opens a door of opportunity at just the right time.

I have missed teaching so much, and so far I am only tutoring math but it’s enough to add a missing element to my days. It’s easy to step back into the role of teacher and guide and it feels “oh so right” to use the skills I have developed over the past two decades to benefit another homeschooling mom who is overwhelmed and struggling a bit.

I had forgotten the way it feels to have someone look at you after a tutoring session and utter the words, “I get it!” You feel good and they feel empowered.

As far as advising a new homeschooling mom, it’s a situation where she is new to the idea of homeschooling as a lifestyle. She felt trapped in a “school at home” model and was unhappy with that method of teaching. I explained that she could change a few things in the way she presented her subjects to make it more in line with her family’s style and interests. She is clearly on the right path now and I look forward to talking with her again soon to see how things are going.

Word of mouth has brought me another opportunity to help someone locally with homeschooling.  I’m passionate about learning and teaching and am pleased that others have found value in this as well.  I’m not sure where all this is heading, but for the first time in a long time I’m beginning to see a path beyond where I am now. I was feeling a bit like a horse put out to pasture, long before I was ready for that to happen.

 

Stay tuned to see how it all turns out!

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Sketch Tuesday – Mason Jar

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After a great break with my family, it is fun to come home to an email box full of fantastic sketches! Thank you so much for all your effort this week and I look forward to seeing your work next week too. Have fun sketching!

Current assignment: Sketch something in a mason jar.

Due Date: Monday, March 13, 2017.

Here is this week’s slideshow: Sketch something with paws.
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Note: You may need to click over and view the slideshow on the Flickr website in order to see all the sketches.
All sketchers are welcome and there is no need to sign up. Send in your sketches in jpg format and mail them to: sketchtuesday@yahoo.com by Monday, March 13, 2017 and I will include them in Tuesday’s slideshow. Complete instructions are found by clicking the Sketch Tuesday tab at HarmonyFineArts.com.

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