Sunday, August 12, 2012

2012-2013 School plans

This years homeschooling theme is Renewed Commitment

I have been so distracted the past four years trying to balance working (at home) and schooling. This year, is my renewed commitment to our homeschooling success.

Max will be heading back to college mid August, I won't have control of the school room until he goes, as it is his space for now. We have continued working on catching up in our math books, literature studies with Shakespeare summer, piano and music classes in full force, so we aren't starting from neutral.

2012 - 2013
Molly: 11th grade
Religion: help with Sunday school, Apologetics study
English: Dual credit class at Lone Star for Eng 1301. I an not sure what she will want top take in the spring, maybe Government (hopefully 6 hours) (and hopefully she will be driving herself)..
Math: Advanced Math with Ms. D's class
Literature: Greek Homer's Iliad, & Odyssey, and Greek plays
History: Ancient Greece:
Science: Chemistry & lab
Music: Piano, theory & performance & Violin including orchestra
Community Service: Sunday School, Kleb Woods Nature Days
She will take the PSAT for real this tear, and then SAT (& ACT, if needed). She has her drivers permit and will be able to take the test in late November, provided the online course work is done.
She is looking into getting a job, probably after the license, because I don't want to add any more driving to my schedule.

Nicholas: 7/8th grade
Religion: Sunday school - Confirmation class, serving, Ad Alteri Dei
Math: Saxon Algebra 1/2
Literature: Ancient Greece with Molly
History: Ancient Greece with Molly
Language Arts:
  Grammar: Voyages In English, Editor in Chief
  Vocabulary: Wordly Wise
  Writing: Ancient history
  Handwriting: continued HWWOT
Science: HMNS classes, Anatomy study and general science experiments here; Nature Journalling
Art: still working on formal plans
Logic: Building Thinking Skills
Music: piano theory & performance
Community Service: Working on church property, Boy Scout events, Kleb Woods Nature Days
Goals: improve spelling, & writing. Scouts: move up to LIFE rank, earn Ad Alteri Dei Catholic badge
Memory : Horatius
*update - adding German w/ Miss Linda @ Kleb

Euly: 5th grade
Religion: Sunday school - Confirmation class
Math: finish Saxon 54, start 65
Literature: Ancient Greece with Molly
History: Ancient Greece with Molly
Language Arts:
  Grammar: Voyages In English or PLL, Editor in Chief
  Vocabulary: Wordly Wise
  Writing: Ancient history - Classical Writing
  Handwriting: HW w/o Tears
Science: HMNS classes, Anatomy study and general science experiments here; Nature Journalling
Art: still working on
Logic: Building Thinking Skills
Music: piano theory & performance
Community Service:  Kleb Woods Nature Days
Goal: get up to speed in math, writing skills, dedication to work
Memory: Hiawatha's Childhood
*update - adding German w/ Miss Linda @ Kleb

Ceci: 2nd grade
work on reading and spelling
work on math up through second grade requirements
Literature & Religion: 5 in a Row & Catholic Mosaic
consider piano lesson taught by Molly
Religion - Saints & Sunday School
Music appreciation with Music Masters
Community Service:  Kleb Woods Nature Days
*update - adding German w/ Miss Linda @ Kleb

Lilly: 2
will be a challenge to keep busy and happy to not interrupt others.
She likes to be read to, watch Barney & The Wiggles videos, clay, play dough,

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Happy Feast of the Transfiguration

Happy Feast of the Transfiguration

from long oop Crusades Magazine

We enjoyed our first Monday lunch time tea honoring the feast.
 Ceci enjoyed setting the table including my anniversary roses and fragrant rose pedals strewn about the place settings.
 We had a delightful lunch with egg salad sandwiches, watermelon and cantaloupe balls, strawberry banana jello, chocolate chip nut cookies, and sweet Lipton tea.


Ceci & Euly enjoyed making this window catcher

We read aloud the article "Jesus shows His Glory" and discussed how it could have felt to witness such a miracle and hear God's Voice from heaven.
And coloring this color page

I remember a conversation about the feast of the Transfiguration with our priest in Georgia. He marvelled that it was the time Jesus stopped the miracle. All the time on earth, He hid the glory of who He is, since we humans couldn't handle looking upon Him in all His Glory. This feast celebrates when He showed His glory, the apostles were awe struck to the ground.

Then came the voice of God from the heavens:
"This is my beloved son. Listen to Him."