Friday, February 20, 2009

Studying Robert Frost

*Happy sigh...*

The Road Not Taken
By Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


Anonymous said...

Us homeschoolers take the one less traveled!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the music recommendation!
I put them on my nature blog.

Sadie said...

It's been awhile since I've read that one....

I bit the bullet and bought a unit of MBTP for Rylan and Cale. I hope I got the right level....6-8 for Cale and 7-9 for Rylan....we'll see....It will take us the rest of the year and give me a break on attempting to be creative....

Val in the Rose Garden said...

That sounds right for what you are teaching them. Cyan is doing the 6-8 right now, and they have easy and hard choices for each lesson. I pick the one that is at her level and we only do that one. Alex takes the harder one for his level (he is in the top level, and I still have to adjust them so he is doing enough) and he is loving it. :) It might be a great idea to have them do the same unit and just photo copy the stuff small amount of paperwork they have them do. They could both easily do the 6-8 and with most things Cale could do the easy one and Rylan could do the one that is for the more experienced kids and you wouldn't even have to photocopy. They would be great in groups... you will have some great talks!

Love Val

Sadie said...

It was hard to decide...the 5-7 looks easy, so I got the first 6-8 one for Cale if it turns out they can easily share I will save the 7-9 for later. Plus I can supplement least it will give me a jumping off point and I won't feel so stressed (I hope) We have 57 days left of our 180 (and I think I will take off completely except maybe Rylan's math until it gets here :)