“He saw far away a mighty mountain, all rose-red in the setting sun. Its feet were wrapped in forests, and its head in wreaths of cloud; and Perseus knew that it was Atlas, who holds the heavens and the Earth apart.” From “The Heroes” by Kingsley.
Words can not express my gratitude to Charlotte Mason and her methods of education. By requiring her students to feast on such a broad range of topics and requiring them to participate in their own education through various expressive outlets, she really did consider each child as being born persons. Each with their unique challenges and giftings, children, through this method, are introduced to a wide range of ideas and subjects, where they can both wrestle with the process of learning, the ideas presented, and the expressing of their relationship with the ideas.
Today’s lesson was a challenge for this little one, as most verbal and auditory lessons are to her, but when assigned to draw the description Kingsley gave of Mt. Atlas, she devoted herself to her work, carefully crafting each color to create this masterpiece.
Thank you Miss Mason.