Pumpkin Cookies! 4 batches of pumpkin cookies, which really means endless oven batches... We'll take some for a bake sale, freeze some for the future, and snack on some this upcoming week. I like this recipe from Heavenly Homemakers. They even work for breakfast because I skip the frosting and use less rapadura.
The olders are studying Ancient Rome so we'll toss in our Shakespearean study of his play Julius Caesar along with it. I checked out several version from the library but my favorite is the folger Library version
. I checked out this one with the fancy blue cover and bigger print, although I found an old used one
discarded in the library bookstore that, though smaller, is just as good:
I was surprised but I really didn't care for the No Fear Shakespeare. It's very popular, so don't take my word for it :), but neither the olders nor myself preferred it. These are the versions that I checked out that we decided not to use:
No Fear Shakespeare: Julius Caesar
; Fully Annotated Shakespeare: Julius Caesar
; Julius Caesar edited by A Hadfield
I am really liking this biography of Julius Caesar (Leaders of Ancient Rome)
I'm half-way through and hope to check out a few more from the series; mainly Cicero since we'll be reading his work also.
Some online resources:
This one includes a link to the complete text online, has comprehension worksheets for each act, and has vocabulary for each act:
[It also has Hamlet, Oedipus, and Antigone]
Virtual tour of the Globe Theatre: