Sebastian is already thinking about changing the name of our school next year. Again. He suggests All Saints Academy, that way each kid can choose his or her own patron saint for the year, or semester, and it would be more personal for each kid. He is on to a great idea. That was the idea I had behind Our Lady, Queen of All Saints Academy, but he hates how long that name is. All Saints Academy works very well. We'll continue to be St. Dominic School this year and change over the summer
In my life this week…I ended up having off this entire week. Unfortunately I was sick on Monday and there were icy roads yesterday and I had already decided to not teach tonight. Although I was sad to miss my students, having this time to be in my PJs all week has been delightful. I guess I will need to change into real clothes later, but for now I have enjoyed staying in.
In our homeschool this week…This week we changed up our school to do a unit on space. We did a pocket unit and had fun putting all the parts together. I think we also read about six books about space over the three days. It was a ton of fun, and a great little diversion right before Thanksgiving.
|A shuttle cover|
|Pocket One- Planets|
|Pocket Two- Sun, Moon, and Stars|
|Pocket Three- Space Travel|
Here is his story:
Blue Snake and I anxiously enter our rocket ship for the eighth time. It blasts off. We fly into the asteroid belt and get out to study one.
We get bumped violently by Kaelyn's spiky rocket ship. We crash into Mars!
Blue Snake realizes that he can stretch super far. He stretches to the rocket. We fly home, relieved that we are headed home, but mad at my sister.
|Kaelyn made a super adorable turkey handprint this week.|
|The beginning of our home altar- Jesus picture, Mary statue, two Bibles, three bottles of holy water, medals, rosaries, and some prayer books.|
The Future...Sunday starts Advent!! I am very excited. This is one of my favorite times of the year. We will be doing a paper Jesse tree on the wall this year, to help with a lack of space in the house. Each child will get his/her own tree so that there is no complaining or fighting. I found cute green and glittery wrapping paper I will be cutting in the shape of a tree and putting on the wall. Each kid has a different start to top the tree as well. We will be following the Holy Heroes Advent Adventure and their Jesse Tree DVD for the ornaments. I have already had the ornaments printed onto cardstock and cut them out so we are ready to go!
Next week we will also go back to our regular curriculum. The break this week was nice, but there was a ton of extra planning I had to do with making copies and cutting things ahead of time, so I will be happy to get back to our normal stuff.