Thursday, April 3, 2008

Literary Nights

My second son is going to graduate this year from our homeschool year. Thinking back over the years of his homeschooling, one of the things I am so thankful that I took the energy and time to do was to host Literary Nights in our home. One evening while reading the Clarkson's wonderful book, Educating the Wholehearted Child, I read about their idea of a literary night. Excitedly, I chose a date, some families to invite and sent out invitations.

Come to. . .

A Family Literary Night

Where: The O’Donnell’s

When: Monday, March 4, 1996

What: Each child (and/or parent) prepares a reading, recitation or presentation based on literature. (For fun, dress to match the presentation!) You may prepare something together
as a family if desired or all do something separate.

RSVP by February 26

We hope you can join us for an evening of homeschooling fun! I will be preparing a printed program for portfolios, so let me know by February 26 what your selections are. After the program, plan to stay for dessert!

This event became one of our children's favorite activities. Over the years, they have all memorized countless poems for the Literary Nights, written and acted out skits based on beloved books, chosen favorite book selections to read, and learned about new poems and new books from our friends. Our family has performed skits on William Tell, Saint George and the Dragon, David and Goliath, and Robin Hood, to name a few. Oh, the memories!

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