Outside my window ~and~ From my kitchen
A bountiful garden.
We've been eating a cucumber a day. (Oh my goodness...still can't keep up.) We have had to give them away as well.
I am thankful for ~
A new addition to our prayer life. (Living liturgy.) After lunch, I have encouraged each child (including myself) to have quiet, reflective prayer time, using this beautiful guide I found at Nancy's place.
I printed off a copy for all and put them inside page protectors. We keep them by our desks or nightstands.
I am thinking about ~
My babies are growing too quickly!!
From the school room ~
Our year has taken off splendidly!
What my homeschool kids are studying for the 2014-2015 school year...
Geometry (Saxon AND I bought the teacher on disc.)
Keyboarding (Keyboarding Skills)
English (Texts: A Tale of Two Cities, Animal Farm. Book Analysis: Great Expectations (Dickens), The Prince and the Pauper (Twain), The House of the Seven Gables (Hawthorne) and a research report.)
Spanish II (Spanish Now!)
Religion (Texts: Mass and the Sacraments, Catholic Morality, Understanding the Mass.)
Chemistry w/ lab (Chemistry: Precision and Design).
World History (Christ the King; Lord of History, and Historical Atlas of the World.)
PE credit - swim team
Art (Emma is signed up for an ART I course at a co-op in Dallas for grades 8-12).
English (English 8 for young Catholics - Seton)
Composition (Composition for young Catholics - Seton)
History (The History of the United States - Seton)
Math 8/7 (Saxon)
Reading (Texts: Faith and Freedom Readers, Comprehension, and Thinking Skills - all Seton)
4 Book Reports
Religion (Texts: The New St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism No. 2, Witness to the Faith - Seton)
Physical Science w/ lab (Apologia)
Spelling (Spelling 8 for young Catholics - Seton)
Vocabulary (Vocabulary 8 for young Catholics - Seton)
PE - Tae Kwon Do
Art (Art 6 for young Catholics - Seton)
English (English 6 for young Catholics - Seton)
History (Texts: Our Catholic History: Vol 1 - Seton, Maps & Charts Level F Eastern Hemisphere - MCP)
Math 6/5 (Saxon)
Reading (Texts: Faith and Freedom Readers, Comprehension and Thinking Skills - all Seton)
4 Book Reports
Religion (Texts: Religion 6 for young Catholics, Bible History for Young Catholics: Old Testament - Seton, and The New St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism No. 2)
Science (Zoology 3 - Apologia with a lab. **teaming up with Stan in Science this year**)
Spelling (Spelling 6 for young Catholics - Seton)
Vocabulary (Vocabulary 6 for young Catholics - Seton)
PE - Tae Kwon Do
Art (Art 3 for young Catholics - Seton)
English (English 3 for young Catholics - Seton)
Handwriting (Handwriting 3 for young Catholics - Seton)
History (Texts: The Catholic Faith Comes to America - Seton, Maps, Charts, and Graphs Level C Communities - MCP.)
Math 3 (Apologia)
Phonics (Phonics 3 for young Catholics - Seton)
Reading (Faith and Freedom Readers, Reading for young Catholics Comprehension - Seton)
2 book reports
Religion (Religion 3 for young Catholics - Seton)
Science (Zoology 3 - Apologia w/ lab - *He and Mabel are taking this course together.)
Spelling (Spelling 3 for young Catholics - Seton)
Vocabulary (Vocabulary 3 for young Catholics - Seton)
PE - (Troops of St. George)
What I am reading ~
(Thanks to Sarah for the advice....)
Rooted in Love: Our Calling As Catholic Women (Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle)
Roses Among Thorns: Simple Advice for Renewing Your Spiritual Journey (St. Francis de Sales)
What I am praying for ~
For a successful and fruitful school year!
For Sarah Harkins and her family. Lord, have mercy!
What I am listening to ~
Kids helping me by checking each other's work. (It is a team effort!)
Around my house ~
"I want to school, too!"
A picture to share ~
Have a great week!
~ Patty ~