Monday, April 17, 2017

My Favorite Books: Percy Jackson Series

by: Sebastian

     Have you ever heard of Camp Half Blood? The main characters are Annabeth, Grover, and Percy. In their world, the Greek gods are real. Certain gods will claim children and the children will get powers, depending on their parent. They are demi-gods. Annabeth has been claimed by Aries, who is the god of war. Grover is a satyr, which is a half-goat half-human. Percy has been claimed by Poseidon, the god of sea and water. While they attended Camp Half Blood, Annabeth and Percy found the labyrinth Daedalus and Icarus had been trapped in. Luckily, Annabeth has a magical Yankees baseball cap that makes her invisible. Percy was one of the sons of the big three gods: Zues, Hades, and Poseidon. He was a very important person at Camp Half Blood. I like Percy because he is very funny by constantly blurting stupid things. I like Annabeth because she is adventurous and enjoys building things, just like me. Annabeth, Percy, and Grover work hard to save their world at Camp Half Blood.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Shepherd, Potter, Spy, and the Star Namer Review

My son enjoyed reading Shepherd, Potter, Spy--and the Star Namer from Peggy Consolver - Author. This is a soft cover book with 375 pages. It has 46 chapters and discussion questions in the back of the book for small group discussions. There is also a study guide available called Digging Deeper into HIStory.


Monday, April 3, 2017

Music and Art Through the Ages: Part 7: The Modern World



Welcome to our last stop on this whirlwind ride through the history of music and art. We started back with Ancient Greece, and here we are at the last port: the Modern World!  Modern music and art is so broad that I could spend twelve posts about all the different forms classical music took in the modern ages. Instead, I am going to narrow in on some of the things I find most important.