Friday, February 24, 2012

Give away at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers

If you like history, or even you don't, you're bound to find the review Kris just did on Trail Guide to Learning's new curriculum.  Better than the review, is the fact that she's giving away free curriculum and all you have to do is check it out and leave your comment.  This giveaway ends Monday.  You can find the post here.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Preparing for Lent

Its truly hard to believe, but the season of Lent is almost upon us.  Where did the time go?  I feel like we just celebrated Christmas and now its already time to prepare for Easter!  I have been sick for over a week now, along with my entire family at one time or another.  At the moment its just two of us and everyone else is feeling much better.  Feeling so bad and spending way too much time in my PJ's laying in bed has given me the time I need to do some planning.  In looking through curriculum for next year and for the remainder of this year I stumbled across a wonderful resource for Catholic lapbooks.  Its called Lapbooks for Catholics.  It was really, really hard to choose just one to do for now, but since Lent is almost here, I decided to start with that.  Here's a summary of what's included with the Lent: A Journey Towards Easter Double Faith Folder.  I'll keep you posted on how we like it!

  • Decorative Front Cover
  • "The History of Lent in the Catholic Church" Book
  • "Words We Hear During Lent" Folder Book
  • "Lenten Customs" Open-Up Book Set
  • "Ash Wednesday" Unfolding Rectangle Book
  • "Palm Sunday" Palm Branch Shape Book
  • "Triduum" Triple-Decker Book
  • "Growing Spiritually With Common Lenten Practices" Multiple Tabs Book
  • "Stations of the Cross" Graduated Pages Book
  • "Confession" Pocket with Cards
  • "Scripture and Prayers for the Days of Lent" Book Set with Pocket
  • "Saints of the Lenten Season" Pick-a-Tab Book
  • "Lenten Calendar Count Down"
  • "Questions and Answers About Lent" Pick-a-Flap Book
  • "My Lenten Commitments" List
  • "My Lenten Tree of Spiritual Growth" Back Cover
  • Assembly Instructions
  • Sample Pictures

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Rock Climbing Fun

Haley's American Heritage Girls troop has been working on their rock climbing badges.  This past Friday the girls all met at a local indoor rock climbing gym to learn the basics.  Who would have thought she would love it so much!  She had a blast!

Needless to say, the boys weren't too happy that they didn't get to climb.  Daddy now has to take them for a boy's climbing trip in the near future to make up for it.