Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Last day of school

Co-op school, that is. This is the last day of my Knights and Castles class. I have to say that both times I've taught this, it has been the most fun I've had at co-op. The boys in the class (and the one girl) have been so much fun, and the cool thing is, they're really learning. When I ask review questions, even ones I would consider hard for a seven year old, they know the answers.

This week, we're going to watch a segment of the made-for-tv movie Ivanhoe. I'm not sure exactly when it was on television, but I know it was one of the first things we ever recorded after getting our fancy new VCR in 1981. So it was a while ago. Anyway, there's a wonderful tournament scene in the movie that's very historically faithful, and not gory. So the kids are really going to enjoy that.

And when I get home, I'm going to try to remember to look up that movie online and see if anyone has it on DVD.


  1. Ivanhoe? Hmmm, I'll have to check that movie out.

  2. I bet that Netflix has the movie - they practically have everything. We've been renting the old Pippi movies. (which I remember seeing as a kid. I didn't realize how badly dubbed they were until now watching them as an adult!)

    Hows the book coming along?