Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

Projecting the Solar Eclipse onto paper 🌙 #solareclipse2017 #94percent    We also poked holes in cardboard, brought out a colander, and I put the solar eclipse glasses over my iPhone lens to take a picture rather than looking through them myself,...

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Planet Cookies

Since the girls were baking cookies today (to paint for P week) and the boys wanted to join in the fun, I decided to have them paint the Planets.  While the girls were busy with their own cookies, the boys cut out various size circles from the dough and...

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Studying Mercury

Last week the boys finished up their study of Mercury in Apologia's Exploring Creation With Astronomy. I have been very happy with this book especially since they are LOVING Science this year!The Lapbook from Knowledge Quest has been a great addition to the program as...

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Building a Model Solar System

The boys have really been enjoying Exploring Creation With Astronomy. (And what a perfect year to study it, since it is the International Year of Astronomy!)  The topic for our first few weeks has been "What is Astronomy?"  In addition to reading their...

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Prayer of Mothers

Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.

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Hi! I'm Jessica, a Roman Catholic wife and home educating mother to our nine children. I was home educated myself, along with my eleven younger siblings. I have a special devotion to St. Therese, through whom I have been given much help and many blessings--the beautiful "Shower of Roses" that she has sent my way! Here I will record a few of the blessings I treasure. Please remember that what you see here is just a little glimpse at our lives, so please say a prayer for us, as we continue to strive for holiness.

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