We love Jacob’s new cozy classroom. The soft lamps make such a difference to the room atmosphere. Jacob’s teacher Ms. Sloan said to us that the soft lighting actually helps kids stay calm better, which certainly enhances their focus and keeps the peace for everyone. We like Ms Sloan because she seems gentle and very understanding of kids. Jacob is lucky to have such a competent teacher and a warm, well-equipped classroom! He just needs to work hard on the ever increasingly challenging maths. Below are pictures of his classroom and the boy himself.
For Jacob’s extra-curriculum learning, we took the boys to a Civil War re-enactment in Perryville, KY, where occurred the Battle of Perryville during the American Civil War. The day was hot and we were so thankful for the people dressed up in Civil War period clothing and demonstrated to us the reality back then.
We met a real cowboy from Wyoming who showed us his horse, his best friend it seems. An old man in costume passionately explained to us the lowdown on the Battle of Perryville. These people’s spirit of memorizing and reliving the Civil War is admirable. As for us, after hearing about the skirmishness and the number of deaths, we are thankful to be living in this time of peace and wish that all wars everywhere would stop this instant.
We walked around to enjoy the different tent displays and dress and kitchenware booths. There was beautiful instrumental music coming from one of the tents. When we got hungry, we sat down on the grass to enjoy our packed picnic lunch. Due to the heat, Jacob and James gobbled up the grapes Dad packed. 2pm was the actual reenactment of the fighting right on the old battlefield. Everyone got excited every time the cannon was fired even though the loud sound punctured the air and made the heart pound. The cannon shots sounded like war itself. Jacob ended up sitting on Dad’s shoulders so he could see.