Recent cloudy skies have knocked out the 100 + degree temps that we've been dealing with. It feels heavenly!!
I am thankful for ~
* a new science book that Stan is using in 5th grade this year.
* some decent sleep lately.
* a new homeschool PE class that opened up through the city.
I am reading ~
I am currently looking for a new book but I am not sure what I want.
From the school room ~
5th grade for Stan consists of the following::
His morning work consists of doing math, religion, science (we LOVE this new Seton Science!!), vocab, and English.
The afternoon has him working on history and phonics as well as spelling and reading.
The two books he chose for the mandatory, quarterly book reports are::
(He already wrote and turned in the first report on Madeleine Takes Command. He's now working on Father Damien and The Bells.)
I also signed him up for a homeschool PE class that will be local. He's really excited for this and will be going on Thursday mornings.
In addition to that, he looks forward to joining the children's choir at church this year.
I am praying for ~
* our priests
* our country
* an end to abortion
* our school year
* for all those who have asked me to pray for them
Around the house ~
* For the feast of the Assumption of Mary (Aug. 15), Miss Clementine pulled out a couple of her favorite Mary books.
The super, sweet discussion the ensued after reading those books lead Miss Clementine to playing with the "Bethlehem set" as she calls it.
So I got down all of our toy Nativity sets that I usually have put away until Christmas.
* Music camp at church was a success last week. Miss Mabel was a volunteer again, and Stan the man was a participant. They both loved it!!
Miss Clementine and a sweet friend enjoyed the presentation on the last day of camp.
From the kitchen ~
In honor of feast of The Assumption of Mary, Miss Mabel baked some cupcakes in these pretty blue/purple cupcake holders we found.
I am listening to ~
...a wild bath time upstairs. Miss Ester is bathing Clementine for me and oh my word! It sounds like they are having a great time.
Coming down the pike this week ~
Wednesday - Ballet begins for Miss Clementine for the fall.
Wednesday - Information meeting for parents to meet the new Youth Group Director at church.
A few last photos to share ~
We had our first field trip of the school year. I took Stan and Clementine to see Snakes Alive! It was a very informative presentation put on by a Park Ranger.
Texas is home to 4 venomous snakes :
Pit Vipers: Cottonmouth, Rattlesnakes, and Copperheads
Enough of the snake talk.
Wishing you all a great week!!
~ Patty ~