Virtual Eucharist Adoration

Virtual Eucharist Adoration
We adore You O Christ and we bless You, because by Your holy cross You have redeeemed the world!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Surprise Fog Day

What is a fog day you may ask? Well in the area where we live (New Haven IN) when the fog is so thick you cannot see your car in the drive or whether a car is coming on the road they cancel school. That is right - no school due to fog. But wait, didn't I say I homeschooled? Well, yes that is a true statement but I have older ps going children who got the day off. Well, we decided it was only fair to take the day off also.

I went garagesaling with ds2 and had a great time. Then went and played tennis. We ended the lovely day with Conquest Boys Club and K4J (apostolates of Regnum Christi) at our house and then Football at the highschool.

Speaking of football my ds1 had a great game - he caught the ball in the endzone and scored a touchdown -- yes the crowd went wild and his momma rang the cow bell loud and long.


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Your Superpower Should Be Manipulating Electricity

You're highly reactive, energetic, and super charged.
If the occasion calls for it, you can go from 0 to 60 in a split second.
But you don't harness your energy unless you truly need to.
And because of this, people are often surprised by what you are capable of.

Why you would be a good superhero: You have the stamina to fight enemies for days

Your biggest problem as a superhero: As with your normal life, people would continue to underestimate you

How to bake an Apple Pie and See the World

We are rowing How to bake an Apple Pie and see the World this week. We began today with map work, learning where the different countries are. We also went over some vocabulary words. DD4 dictated a recipe for apple pie, we will do another one at the end and see how different the two will be. We will be doing the following in the next week or so:

Graphing our favorite apples, after taste testing them.
Each of us will get a different apple to describe using as many adjectives as possible after learning about our apple with our 5 senses.
Play a game with pictures of the different ingredients - matching them to their country.
We MIGHT put eggs in a baggie and see how long they last - still deciding that one.
We will be reading about Johnny Appleseed and hopefully visiting his tomb at Johnny Appleseed Park in Fort Wayne, IN. (update - we looked and looked and couldn't find the tomb )
We will also go apple picking at an orchard down the road.
We will be doing an experiment about salt water.

Am I gooder at grammar? You betcha!!!!

Your Language Arts Grade: 100%

Way to go! You know not to trust the MS Grammar Check and you know "no" from "know." Now, go forth and spread the good word (or at least, the proper use of apostrophes).

Are You Gooder at Grammar?
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Webpage about St. Rose of Lima in case you are interested.

St. Rose of Lima

We began this book ages ago, on her feast day August 23rd. She was an amazing woman who suffered and sacrificed much to save souls from Purgatory. What struck us most was that when she was young she carried a large crucifix around her back yard on Fridays making the Stations of the Cross. Another thing we learned was that she was never taught to read - when she was small Jesus infused her with this knowledge. How cool is that. My struggling 3rd grader would love to receive that grace! After she became a Dominican Tertiary she built a hut in the back yard to live in. 4'x5'x6' Yes that is right. The door was on the ground and it had only one tiny window. She did this to discourage visitors. She often spoke with Jesus and Mary and her guardian angel. She was the intercessor for many miracles both in life and in death.

From her life we know the importance of prayer, sacrifice and suffering for souls.

St. Rose of Lima, pray for us.

Yellow -hmmmm I wanted to be purple. But yellow is great!!

You Are a Yellow Crayon

Your world is colored with happy, warm, fun colors.
You have a thoughtful and wise way about you. Some people might even consider you a genius.
Charming and eloquent, you are able to get people to do things your way.
While you seem spontaneous and free wheeling, you are calculating to the extreme.

Your color wheel opposite is purple. You both are charismatic leaders, but purple people act like you have no depth.

Monday, September 17, 2007


We did the cutest thing today. We made a Madeline out of a TP tube. Then we pasted a drawing of her insides to it which we got from . We all thought it was sufficiently gross!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

6 weeks into school

Well, the best laid plans of mice and men get me in trouble every time. We are moving ahead slowly but surely but not according to plan. Sigh. I don't think I have ever followed a plan. I either have toooooo much planned or not nearly enough.

We just began Latina Christiana last week and the son of a friend is joining us. It is rather fun, I get to teach for real, something my kids think is funny but something I have been training for since I was 7 and played with my sisters in the basement. I took 4 years of Latin in high school but don't remember much. That is my only real credentials. We will see if we get past : amo, amas, amat, amamus, amatis, amant.

I have been using FIAR for my dd4 and we have really enjoyed it. First we "rowed" Ping. A wonderful living book about a duck that lives on the Yangste River in China. We learned about China, went to the zoo and learned about ducks and geese and what makes them different. We also learned that ducks don't get wet. It was great fun.

This past week we rowed Madeline and have had great fun with this book also. We learned about France and the Eiffel Tower, appendixes and other gross innards. We learned about things that are asymmetrical and symmetrical. We counted to 48 by groups of 6 little girls in 2 straight lines. We multiplied up to 6x6 with these little girls. We even learned the following fractions: 1/2, 1/6, 1/12, 3/4, 2/3 to name a few. We will end the week on Monday by watching a movie about families in France.

DD3 is smarter than a whip and is doing most of her work on her own. She does resist reading real, wholesome, living books -- she discovered teen books this summer and now rarely "wastes her reading time" with the good stuff. At least that is my opinion.

DS2 Is learning about the solar system, partly motivated by his desire to build a rocketship and go into outer space when he is older. A time machine is also on his list of things to do. He is reading American History about different Indians. He has asked some very serious questions about how the white man treated the Indians. Questions I am not sure I answered well.

DS3 Is also learning about the Indians and also wonders about how they were treated. He is learning about ants in science and we just got our ant farm in the mail. We have to send away for the critters. I wonder how they come??

DD5 is only 29 months old but she is also learning many things. She can tell all her colors - who taught her I am unsure. She "reads" Brown Bear Brown Bear What do you See?. She even has her puzzles she works.

All in all it has been a good 6 weeks. Maths we are behind but that is it.

God Bless to all who may read this.
Your Brain is 67% Female, 33% Male

Your brain leans female
You think with your heart, not your head
Sweet and considerate, you are a giver
But you're tough enough not to let anyone take advantage of you!

Today's Mass Readings