Co-schooling today was pre-empted by a vomiting baby, in this case my vomiting 15-month-old. All the worse because it was supposed to be the first co-schooling day after Easter break. It was going to be the first "normal" day after Easter break. It was going to set the tone for all of the spring trimester.
Alas, it was not to be.
I really thought he was done with it. He'd had various symptoms for well over a week -- it might even have been two weeks -- starting with a runny nose and fever, followed by more than a week of low appetite and frequent, watery stools. Then yesterday, he went more than 24 hours without symptoms! Hurray! So I made plans. And all was well until 5:50 this morning when he threw up a bellyful of breastmilk next to my head.
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As I wrote on FB this morning:
- Stage five: Oh FINE we'll do school by email and we'll eat the lunch for dinner and I'll see you on Monday.
Today we were scheduled to start reading The Confessions by St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo. (That's a place, not an animal, wise guys.)
It is widely considered to be the first autobiography in the western tradition. In beginning this reading, I would like you to consider the following questions.
- What is the purpose of an autobiography in general?
- What do you guess may be the purpose of this particular autobiography?
Type out your answer to these questions and email me.
Your reading assignment is Book 1, Infancy and Boyhood.
I sent my geometry assignments by email:
(1) read Lesson 8-7 on pages 310-311, "Locus and Construction." If you have the teacher's edition I suggest you work through the two Classroom Exercises on pages 311 and 312; I was going to do them in class as part of the lecture.(2) do written exercises 4--8 and 10 on pp. 312-313 -- all of them must be turned in for a grade.