Keegan has been walking around repeating Spanish and Italian names from our history studies. He chooses a different mantra every day or two. Yesterday’s was, “Ponce de Leon”. Over and over, “Ponce de Leon, Ponce de Leon.” Other days he chooses, “Juan de Pareja” or “Leonardo da Vinci.” He was singing it at piano lessons yesterday, when he was supposed to come up with words to go with a rhythm. The teacher got a bemused look on her face when he said, “Ponce de Leon”, but she’s a great sport, and they drummed out the syllables. I’m not sure he really has any notion of who these people are, but they are sooo much fun to say!
I wonder if he’ll like Indian names. Next week we study Pocohontas and Powhatan. (Somehow I don’t think John Rolfe will be as fun to recite.)
Perhaps he’d enjoy reciting latin declensions?