September 30, 2010

Homeschooling journal:

Our first trip with the girls to adoration.  Theresa’s school has a short one followed by pizza, and most of the prayer time was busy with music, so it went surprisingly well.  Samantha still needs to learn an inside voice, but Lucy sat still and looked at her picture Bible most of the time.  And they enjoyed the pizza.

I read Lucy a good chunk of the Rhyme Bible and the story of Daniel from one of the others today.

We played Cooties this evening, which Lucy followed very well, and then played the make-up-a-story-in-turns game, which she was way better at than I expected.  It’s past time for me to write more of her stories down.

September 29, 2010

Homeschooling journal:

Socialization practice today – we took the girls to youth group.  Also learned that Red 40 may be a problem for Lucy.  The Kool-aid at dinner made her nuts.  But she is usually nuts at youth group, so I never can be sure.

Also watered the garden and picked a couple of bell peppers, and explained to Lucy why we let some of them stay on the plant and get bigger before we pick them.

September 24, 2010

Lucy’s story today:

“A long time ago I didn’t feel very good because I needed to go potty but I couldn’t because my tummy was just like throwing up to the ceiling because I needed to go potty and I was about to throw up.  And I needed some chicken to make me feel better and I ate the chicken and I felt better.  That was all.”

September 22, 2010

Homeschooling Journal:

Art time this morning involved stickers.  And scissors.  The were quiet for a remarkably long time!

Lucy has been spending time (especially nap time) with her snail and slug books lately.

Lucy and Samantha have been playing “communion” all day with an old martini glass.  Lucy still thinks you say, “Peace to you” when you hand someone the chalice, but we’re working on that.

I’m hunting for Catholic All Hallows’ Eve things, particularly about the communion of saints.  I’ve come up empty at the library (as far as kid’s books go) and am off searching elsewhere!

September 21, 2010

Homeschooling journal:

We visited the relics of St. John Bosco at the Alario Center.  Lucy didn’t want to look, but Samantha and I at least got a glance.

We went grocery shopping, and the girls walked almost the whole way through the store.  Lucy is getting good at putting things on the conveyor belt at checkout.

Craig started lessons on how to say the Rosary this afternoon.

September 20, 2010

Homeschooling Journal:

So that I can feel like we are doing something, I thought I’d start keeping track of some of the things that are “educational” that happen here during a day.  Here’s entry one.

Lucy and Samantha each decorated a Thank You note for Nana and Papa, for watching them while Craig and I were on retreat this weekend.  Lucy dictated the message for hers and (following my examples) wrote her own name.  The “u” was upside down, but it was pretty good.