November 2021 Archives

Lesson #1 - Itzhak Perlman

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Lesson #2 - Blind Tom Wiggins

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Supplemental Resources

There are some fabulous books to read this month!

For your older children, I have included three middle grades selections at the end of this list - if you can only choose one I would suggest Fish In A Tree - but they are ALL memorable books! 

We will be reading Itzhak: A Boy Who Loved the Violin and also Song in a Rainstorm in our live lessons because they are such a perfect introduction to both Itzhak Perlman and Blind Tom Wiggins.

* Parents, I enjoyed watching Itzhak on Amazon Prime - a documentary about Itzhak Perlman. This is geared more for adults - you may decide after viewing it that you want your older kids to watch as well - but I do believe there was just a tiny bit of foul language in it, so beware.

( As we prepare to study Fiddler on the Roof in January 2022 I think this is a very interesting look at the history of Jews in Europe. )

 

*Note: One of the upper grade books, Speechless, is very good. There are, however, more mature themes in this book (adultery and some emotional abuse of a chid that has special needs) - this might be best previewed by you before letting your middle grades child read it.

 

Itzhak: A Boy Who Loved the ViolinItzhak: A Boy Who Loved the ViolinSong in a Rainstorm: The Story of Musical Prodigy ThomasSong in a Rainstorm: The Story of Musical Prodigy ThomasStevie Wonder (Little People, BIG DREAMS, 56)Stevie Wonder (Little People, BIG DREAMS, 56)When Charley Met Emma (Charley and Emma Stories, 1)When Charley Met Emma (Charley and Emma Stories, 1)All the Way to the Top: How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything (Inspiring Activism and Diversity Book About Children with Special Needs)All the Way to the Top: How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything (Inspiring Activism and Diversity Book About Children with Special Needs)Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis BrailleSix Dots: A Story of Young Louis BrailleLouis Braille: The Boy Who Invented Books for the BlindLouis Braille: The Boy Who Invented Books for the BlindWho Was Louis Braille?Who Was Louis Braille?A Picture Book of Louis Braille (Picture Book Biography)A Picture Book of Louis Braille (Picture Book Biography)Fish in a TreeFish in a TreeSpeechlessSpeechlessOut of My MindOut of My Mind