The activity involved exploring parabolas.
What was most interesting was the relationship of the parabola to the fall off the bridge, mentioned in the episode of Numb3rs. We watched that episode last week.
He enjoyed seeing how Napier’s bones could work ( “its like a magic trick”, said he!)and we did a little bit of internet research on John Napier and his mathematical bones.
This is the fifth book in the New Testament and is titled praxeis Apostolon, describing some of the acts of the apostles of Christ, opening with a discussion of the forty days following the resurrection of Christ.
Here is a summary of each chapter.
We have been using the questions from Laura Berquist’s book
Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum as follow up discussion or writing questions – in this book, Mrs Berquist includes questions for the Acts of the Apostles, chapter by chapter, in the suggested curriculum guide for one of the student grades.
It was the feast day of St Rita last week, May 22.
I have a special intention for this week wrt medical tests and surgery on Friday, and am asking St Rita for her intercession. Perhaps you’ll join me in prayer? Thank you!
And I hope some sense of my organizational skills rub off ~ here you can see a solution to all the numerous music books and sheets that were cluttering up the piano area. A large crate – easy to access and use, but looks neat. Tucked conveniently into the laundry.
My dh and I went to the cinema last night to see the film Into Great Silence.
Only in complete silence, one starts to hear.
Only when language resigns, one starts to see.
This film is a documentary on the life of the Carthusian monks in France. A life of (mostly) silence, of order, of rhythm, of peace, of joy.
It is a (mostly) silent film.
I came away at peace. I see the need for quiet time in one’s life. And the peace and order and silence of life in the monastery was a direct contrast to the busyness and noisiness of my life.
Perhaps I need to carve more time in my week for peace and for stillness.
Or perhaps I can gain inner peace within the busyness of my vocation.
An article in The Bulletin re Pope Benedict XVI and his book “Jesus of Nazareth”.
Very interesting. And generating discussion .