We’ve been enjoying our school work, now that we are recovered from our vacation and are back to normal.
We read about Emperor Norton, learned that Raytheon manufactured the first microwave ovens, and sang Civil War songs (specifically “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “Goober Peas,” “Dixie”, “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”). We learned that after John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln, he jumped to the stage, breaking his leg. He then cried, “Sic Semper Tyrannis,” which as everyone knows, means, “Ouch, my leg!”
But the best part came when learning grammar. We’ve been using the DVD of the old School House Rock songs to learn parts of speech. Go ahead, sing it with me – Conjunction Junction, what’s your function?. We made our own version of “The Tale of Mr. Morton“. It goes like this:
“Little Pipsqueak naps on my lap.
Little Pipsqueak naps.
Little Pipsqueak cries for a snack.
Little Pipsqueak cries.
Little Pipsqueak was happy.
Little Pipsqueak was.
Little Pipsqueak is the subject of the sentence,
and the predicate says, he does.”
Because grammar is more fun with baby brothers!