I always feel like I am not getting very much done until I sit down and try to record what we did each week… Then, if I remind myself (or somebody else reminds me!) that my husband was gone all last week as well, that I had 9 girls here for a Little Flowers meeting, that I am nearly 32 weeks pregnant, and *trying* to keep up with Religion, Math & Phonics (most days), I don’t feel quite so bad that we didn’t get to “everything!” 😉 Anyhow, here are a few of the things that the girls did do last week with the Alphabet Path.
We read various picture books from our collection and the library.
The girls also completed some of the worksheets from I is for Insects, though we just added the pages to their binders, and did not make the actual lapbook.
(Here they are, if you’d like a copy: Study of Tulips and Bees with Honeycomb)
copywork from An Alphabet of Catholic Saints,
and one more coloring page from Fenestrae Fidei.
The children also colored a picture of St. Isaac Jogues, which I traced from one of our coloring books after they were shocked that I couldn’t find one online. (His feast day fell during our “I” week, so they insisted!) I think they have been a little spoiled by everything that is available online! Seeing me trace the picture for them, piqued their interest though and they wanted to try too. (The top right picture was traced by Rascal. It looks like I didn’t take a picture of the one Twinkle Toes traced. Hum… I wonder where it disappeared to!)
We also listened to Ondesonk: St. Isaac Jogues by Reginum Martyrum Productions.
I is for Icicles
I’ve been trying to tie in a few of our Christmas Crafts now, in case the baby arrives early. My children love making ornaments for their Godparents and Grandparents, and since one of the ones we choose to make this year were Wooden Bead Icicles, I thought “I” week would be a perfect time. They were quite easy and turned out very cute!
I know… Spiders are NOT insects, but I had everything to make these, and I was trying to keep the treats fairly healthy with all the sickness going on around our valley. However, it was a perfect opportunity to discuss the differences between Spiders and Insects! 😉