Appreciating Classical Music

appreciating classical musicLet’s Talk About Appreciating Classical Music with Felice Gerwitz

Podcast #193

Is appreciating classical music a priority in your homeschool? Our family has enjoyed many wonderful unit studies surrounding this topic, the children learned how to identify the sounds of the instrument and many of the composers. This has not only expanded their minds but encouraged them in their study of music. Whether you are a classical music fan or a newcomer to studying classical music you will find many ideas and tips for teaching your children about classical music.


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Show Notes: Appreciating Classical Music

For the kids – Printable Appreciating Classical Music Music Appreciation

Why Study Classical Music?

  1. It is enjoyable
  2. It evokes emotion
  3. The lives of the composers are interesting
  4. It is complex
  5. You might learn the sounds the different instruments makes
  6. It may encourage you to attend the Philharmonic or performing arts center near you (yay! Field trip – add that in the “book”_
  7. You can learn to identify pieces to the composers
  8. It helps you become engaged, you don’t tune it out like you might other music
  9. It is a form of escape – a break from reality
  10. IT may spur your child to learn to play an instrument and create music of their own!

Music Selections Played in this podcast on appreciating classical music:

  1. Johann Sebastian Bach, Jesus Joy of Man’s Desiring
  2. Bach -Tocatta and Fugue
  3. Beethoven – Fur Elise
  4. Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata
  5. Brahms – Lullaby
  6. Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  7. Mozart – Rondo A la Turca
  8. Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite
  9. Tchaikovsky – Sleeping Beauty Waltz

Suggestions for studying classical music for appreciation–Classical Period 1750-1830

  1. Composers – take a week and focus on each one and several of the composer’s more famous pieces
  2. Watch video of composers – stories on youtube etc.
  3. Great Classes – composers series
  4. Music appreciation
    1. Composition and beat (I have a link on this podcast – beat meter and form – https://www.giamusic.com/pdf/Z142BeatMeterForm.pdf
    2. Theme **
    3. Instruments
    4. Placement of instruments in an orchestra
  • **Different forms are:
    theme and variation
    rondo
    sonata
    concerto
    symphony

Theme and Variation is one thing to learn how to identify.

A theme is a small group of phrases that make up a complete musical idea
then several or altered or modified variations of the theme – the general music is changed by changing tempo, pitch, tonality, meter, texture, rhythm or overall emotional expression. The composer can select one or several variations.

Family Travel on a Budget – MBFLP 167

Spring’s in the air and summer vacation is just a few weeks away. You may be making plans already! The past several years, our family’s hit the road for twenty- to thirty thousand miles annually,literally coast to coast and into Canada too. How can a large family with a limited budget see and do so much? We’ve got some tips to help you plan big time family travel on a limited budget!

 


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Create a Peaceful Environment Through Habit Training

Join Richele and Lindsey for some much needed encouragement for mom and practical tips on how to instill good habits in your children no matter the age.

Do you struggle to instill habits within your children on a day to day basis? Discipline is often something that every mom desires to inject into her own schedule, but often feels ill equipped to train her child due to a personal feeling of failure in this area. Join Richele and Lindsey for some much needed encouragement for mom and practical tips on how to instill good habits in your children no matter the age.

A few internet links promised!

Reference List of Habits: https://www.homeschool-life.com/fl/rcha/Misc/Reference%20List%20of%20Habits.pdf

Laying Down the Rails: A Charlotte Mason Habits Handbook: https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/laying-down-rails-charlotte-mason-habits/

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Best Exercises

best exercuses Let’s Talk About The Best Exercises For You and Exercises That Work with Felice Gerwitz

What is the BEST Exercise for you? There are exercises that work and exercises that don’t – and in this podcast, Felice discusses the absolute best exercises when trying to maintain your weight loss as well as some great tips for continuing to exercise and making it part of your routine. In this podcast she asks many questions and works you through possible responses to find the ideal work out for you! Felice is a reluctant “exerciser” who recently decided to change her sedentary habits and turned to exercise as a way to begin… she shares her progress on weight loss and her exercise regime as well!


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Show Notes: The Best Exercises For You

  1. The best exercise is the one you will do consistently
  2. The best exercise is the one that fits your schedule
  3. The best exercise is the one that will be your life long companion

 

Questions to ask:

 What are your options? 

  1. High impact – Pilates cycling, running/jogging, weight lifting, exercise machine such as a thread climber, stair stepper, running marathons, etc.
  2. Low impact – swimming, jumping on a trampoline, walking, etc.
  3. Average impact –weights – 1lb-3lbs,  stationary bikes, etc.

What is the BEST Exercises for you?

  1. Do you have physical limitations?
  2. What are you doing now? Welcome to the club? I only began exercising recently
  3. What time do you have?
    1. Look at the your schedule?
    2. What are you doing now?
  4. What can you do as a family?

How do you continue exercising through the days, weeks, months and years?

  1. Select an element of exercise you like
  2. Make it a routine – begin with three times a week – two times or at least one time. Typically if you try to create a routine and are only doing it one day it will easily be something you will drop, so try for at least two days.

Habits take time to form – to make a routine a habit try for a least 21-30 days – until it becomes part of your day! And a new you.

The best exercises for you – listen to the podcast for me.

Last thoughts –

                We schedule doctor appointments, lessons for our kids – and all the important things we have to do – how can we not set aside time to be healthy? I never wanted to exercise because to me exercise was sit ups and crunches – I hated it so much I avoided it most of my life. Now I can see the importance of doing a physical activity for my future mobility and health to take care of my family.

 

 

 

 

Choosing Family Movies in an X-Rated World

Choosing Family Movies in an X-Rated World

Meredith Curtis answers the question “In our world of sex, graphic violence, and trashy talk, can we find movies the whole family can enjoy together?” in Choosing Family Movies in an X-rated World. Many homeschooling families have a wide range of ages and interests. We each have our favorite genre. In spite of this, there are many wonderful movies out there you can enjoy together. Our sponsor today is Sony Pictures, featuring their new movie Smurfs, The Lost Village. You can can download a free Christian study guide for this film at affirmfilms.com/resources/ .

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Raising Artists without Losing Your Mind with Lesli Richards

IRaising Artists without Losing Your Mind with Lesli Richards and The Real Kathy Leen this episode, I invited Lesli Richards to join me to talk about the importance and beauty of including Art in your home without losing your mind. Lesli is the homeschooling mother of five and a former Classical Conversations director and tutor. In addition, Lesli is a dear friend and my business partner at The Homegrown Preschooler. Lesli stays busy schooling her blessings and traveling across the country sharing her passion for classical education and life long learning.

Lesli shared three reasons she believes art is a must in every home. She suggests that art be displayed on your walls, your screensavers, and in your books. Lesli and I talk about the importance of process driven art instead of product driven art for young children under the age of six. This process-oriented art develops the structure of a child’s brain, releases endorphins, and encourages the child to take risk when creating art. Art for young children should be open ended and parents should not have an expected result (eyes in a certain place, looks like a picture, etc…). Parents should invite children to create with a variety of materials, leaving the results up to the child.

Some of our favorite process art books for young children are written by Mary Ann Kohl and can be purchased here.  We also recommend our book, The Homegrown Preschooler for sensory table and Plexiglas easel plans and our curriculum, A Year of Playing Skillfully for a year of planned out art ideas (and other developmental areas).

We love buying quality art supplies for young children at Discount School Supply and Lakeshore Learning. We suggest you have the following in your supply closet, so that #saying yes is easier.

  1. Liquid Tempera
  2. Water Color
  3. Chalk Pastels
  4. Markers
  5. Crayons
  6. Colored Pencils
  7. Glue
  8. Large Plain Paper
  9. Roll of Paper
  10. Quality Paint Brushes
  11. A variety of other painting tools (kitchen gadgets, dog toys, and even plungers make great painters. Qtips make great painters for toddlers.)
  12. Smocks or dad’s old work shirts
  13. Shower Liner or Picnic Tablecloth to protect spaces
  14. Paint cups
  15. Collage materials (feathers, shapes, large sequins, fabric squares, tissue paper, string)
  16. Scissors
  17. Magazines
  18. Hole punches
  19. Shaving Cream
  20. Easel

Lastly, Lesli and I decided to offer two prizes to our listeners.  Post your creativity on our FB or Instagram with the hashtag #THGPmomscreate to enter yourself or #THGPkidscreate to enter your children. We will choose a winner in each category two weeks after this episode airs.

Don’t forget that you can receive a 10% discount on all of our products at www.thehomegrownpreschooler by using the code therealkathylee.

Get out there and create some beauty!!!

You’ve got this,
Kathy


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Is College Right For You

is college right for youIs College Right For You? And Lame Excuses That Keep You From Going

Episode #50

Is college right for you? Often many students have reasons or excuses for not going. In this podcast, Jean Burk explains how some of these excuses can be overcome with some serious thought.

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Five reasons to go to college

  1. Give you the opportunity to continue your education experience; some jobs require a degree
  2. College opens doors to exciting opportunities like college abroad
  3. Change careers – because of extra courses, college experience
  4. Allows you to have freedom with little responsibility
  5. Allows you to meet new people of different cultures

 

Five reasons to postpone college

  1. Not motivated enough to do the work that is required
  2. Career focus does not require college
  3. If you have previous family obligations that require immediate attention
  4. Take time off to pursue another a passion. A gap year, take time off to go on the mission field or work for a time-period. Explore various job professions. Time off to do internships. Get pilots license.
  5. Once in a lifetime opportunity right after high school

The recommendation is to take your SAT while you are in high school – your scores will be held for you.

Seven lame reasons not to go

  1. Too expensive
  2. Too hard
  3. Grades are not good enough
  4. Don’t know what to study – testingroom.com
  5. I have something better to do
  6. No one in my family went to college
  7. My friends are not going to college

The Real Kathy Lee – Momfessions

real kathy leeLet’s Meet The Real Kathy Lee Momfessions – with Felice Gerwitz and Kathy H. Lee

Podcast 191

Meet the Real Kathy Lee “momfessions, and discuss her awesome podcast, when she joins Felice Gerwitz to discuss homeschool successes, do-overs and what she wish she had known when she started homeschooling! Kathy was involved in public education and was often in front of other educators discussing how to engage early learners. However she always knew she wanted to homeschool … and she did, all ten of her children. Learn more about Kathy, what she shares on her own podcast [Momfessions here] and how to use the great advice she shares.


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Don’t forget to follow us on iTunes, Google Play, on this website, or download to your computer. Do you have a smart phone? Either an apple or an adroid. Use any podcast app and search for “Vintage Homeschool Moms,” or the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network. There you will find this show as well as many other shows on this network, such as, “Momfessions with The Real Kathy Lee” … and please leave us a comment – below and on iTunes, etc. 5-stars please!!


About the “Real” Kathy Lee “momfessions”- Kathy is a mom of ten children, biological and adopted. She is determined and honest, in that she made mistakes…many! She hosts a podcast on this network, “Momfessions ~ with The Real Kathy Lee.” She interviews guests and does solo podcasts weekly. Visit Kathy on her website KathyHLee.com- here.


Show Notes: Meet The Real Kathy Lee Momfessions:

We discussed:

The need to savor every day. We discussed how quickly it (homeschooling) goes by! Also, that every single day isn’t critical.

Homeschool Success: According to Kathy it was the ability to allow her children to play and discover learning during play. In addition, she allowed her children to study according to their areas of interest.

I asked if she could do something over again, what would that be? Homeschool Do Over: Trust my instincts – intuition said it wasn’t best for a specific child and it wasn’

Kathy Lee’s curriculum: The Homesgrown PreSchooler 

When pre-schoolers kids say they want to do school, what this generally means:

  • I want to be big – let the children role playing – setting up pretend school – as a play station…
  • Rotate kids – older child can work with the younger, doing a sensory activity or art project
  • Do together – let the little ones sit there doing something tactile – while you do the read aloud activity with the older children.

Find many more ideas and tips in Kathy’s book as well as on her website. The links are above.

Special Needs Homeschooling 101

special needs homeschooling 101Do you have a child with special learning needs?  While every child is unique and needs specialized attention, some seem to require more. They struggle to progress through typical milestones and traditional curriculum and approaches don’t seem to help them much.  They have learning, behavioral or emotional struggles or have received labels like Sensory Integration Disorder, autism, dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, bi-polar disorder, Down Syndrome and a myriad of other syndromes. Included in this mix are acronyms like PDD, OCD, CAPD, ODD. Oh my, what is a parent to do?

In this podcast, you will learn of my dilemma of how to help our oldest daughter, Jenee’ who was born with special needs.  God’s providence brought me to The NeuroDevelopmental Approach and changed both of our lives.  Unaware that homeschooling even existed, a move to Dallas, TX and attending a new church brought that possibility to my family in 1986 when homeschooling was still illegal in many parts of the US.

No matter where you are in your journey with your special needs child, whether you are just now considering home school for this special person in your life or are a veteran, all need encouragement and equipping past the current knowledge level.  Be assured that God will show you the way; he will equip you as he calls you.

Fear can be one of the biggest battles for a mom of a special needs child. What does the future hold for this child? What if people make fun of him or misinterpret his action? What will happen when I am not here to help her? Will friends be a part of his life? How do I afford all these therapies that she needs? As you listen this week, I hope to encourage you as well as give you ways to cast that fear aside.

This podcast, sponsored by Little Giant Steps, contains some specific strategies and curriculum recommendations to make life easier for you and your child.  I will share my story of how I laughed more and cried more over my special child than anything else in life, plus how to:

  1. See what God might be doing in you through the experience of having a special needs child
  2. Create and celebrate every small step along the way
  3. Keep yourself encouraged
  4. Equip yourself for success through The NeuroDevelopmental Approach for Life

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Spring Detox and Cleanse Protocols

Tune in as Sue Meyer shares about Detox and Cleanse protocols for the Spring.Spring Detox and Cleanse Protocols with Sue Meyer

Tune in here as Sue shares a few Detox and Cleanse protocols for the Spring!  Everyone should detox in a smart way every 6 months or so. After all, we take our car in for an oil change every so many miles. Why? Because oil gets sticky and icky after a bit, no? The same for our body. It just needs a good flush. The liver gets sluggish, the blood gets dirty and all the organs need an awakening now and again!

Click Here to get access to the Spring Detox and Cleanse Info packet with the Spring Detox, Liver and Gallbladder Cleanse, and also some remedies and protocols to assist with cleanses.

 

 

 

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