Happy New Year! As we enter the season of Advent, the church celebrates a new year as we prepare and await the celebration of the birth of Christ, and also anticipate His coming again. Join us on Wednesday, December 19th, as we celebrate with our all-school Advent Service.
While the new church year may be just beginning, we are nearing the mid-way point in our academic year, and we’re kicking off December with another edition of "What we're reading..." and a collection of articles that we’ve found to be interesting or thought-provoking. We hope you enjoy perusing these at your leisure.
This month, we’re sharing articles on topics including: information on celebrating Advent, teaching reading through phonics, a look at the most important skills for the next industrial revolution, wasting time and human happiness, finding great books for your kids and for yourself, and much more!
What have you read lately that you think we, or other ILS families, may find interesting? Please keep sharing links and articles for us to enjoy!
A Classical Education Demands a Classical Home - Joshua Gibbs, Circe Blog
Lutheran Advent Traditions - Dcs. Betsy Karkan, Lutheran Reformation
Why Are We Still Teaching Reading the Wrong Way? - Emily Hanford, The New York Times
Before the Rainbow - Edward Riojas, The Art Curmudgeon
Liberal Education, the Wasting of Time, & Human Happiness - Tiffany Schubert, Artnet News
Finding Good Books for You and Your Kids: Sources and Lists - Anna Mussmann, Sister, Daughter, Mother, Wife Blog
Classical Education and the Future of Civilization - Joseph Pearce, The Imaginative Conservative
Looking for more Advent resources?
The Coffee Hour - Advent Traditions with the Kids (KFUO Radio)
The First Sunday in Advent - Your King Comes to You (Pastor Rolf Preus, The Brothers of John the Steadfast)