Then I declared a day of painting, while watching a video on ancient Greece: "The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization." (It's quite good. You should watch it. It's on Youtube.)
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And I painted this.
I open my pinterest page, "Art and Illustrations," for us to find a little inspiration.
Julia's painting came from this web page -- go check out this fellow's work.
Mine came from an "Owl and Pussycat" painting found toward the bottom of this page. It's a blog collection of illustrations.
The Greek documentary (narrated by Liam Neeson!) covered some of the material we'll be reading soon in Herodotus, and each time "Harry's" name was mentioned, Julia perked up and noted it. Not all children are this way, but she certainly listens better and learns better when she's painting or drawing. She'd hardly make it through two hours of ancient Greek documentary if we sat on the couch. She's get bored, grumpy, and begin messing with the dogs.
Now for a little Khan math, and we'll be done for the day, I think. Oh, and I forgot -- we read "The Owl and the Pussycat" by Mr. Lear, of course, but that hardly counts for literature.