Monday, January 09, 2006

"Remember Gilgamesh?"

"And Enkidu! Please, Mom, read this story again!"

This is from a kid who had a bearthick academic-issue-folder (and six grim teachers to back it up) last year in public school. I'm loving the contrast. And, the contrast of teaching Gilgamesh to high school sophomores who hated anything ancient middleeastern, especially the literature.

So, today, we celebrate our decision of a year ago to pull Cody out. It has made such an incredible positive difference.

Back to it!


alaiyo said...

Our YM started Gilgamesh today. I hope he is liking it. He has read the Iliad on his own and started it a week earlier than required for this semester.

Amazing what how much better you can motivate a child one-on-one and without the influence of others who are too "cool" to enjoy the wonders offered them.

Blessings on you!


Fieldfleur said...

Gilgamesh for everyone! I hope your son enjoys it.

Blessings to you too!