Quick post making a few school room notes on all the learning going on around here. Have to jot them down before I forget, LOL!
We all survived the 13 yo birthday madness! We had quite a whirlwind weekend of celebrating and feasting our beloved Matthias and his crossing into the teen years. Whew, what a great guy!
In the learning room ~
Seamus reading :: Working his way through several of the Encyclopedia Brown series, they are quick reads and fun for him. He also just finished Pedro's Journal and we are reading Genevieve Foster's The World of Colombus and Sons together.
Sean-Paul's books :: Lots of Jim Arnosky books, Garfield comics (seriously), Calvin and Hobbes, Max & Ruby's, and random picks off the shelf at the library, mostly for him to "read".
Also, the younger boys and I just finished our lunchtime read aloud The Penderwicks. I enjoy this every time I read it. Now on to WHAT next???
In other news ~ Violet is at ballet six days a week (urgh). I have picked up my knitting again from summer and have almost finished Matthias's birthday Fisherman, stay tuned :)
It's raining, ALOT. This is not my favorite thing at all, sigh...But, this gives us lots more time for reading all those great books :) Looking forward to cranking up my gas fireplace pretty soon!
Matthias is loving, and I mean LOVING his Engineering Design and C++ Computer Programming online classes this fall, they are a big hit. (Email me if you're interested in hearing more about them, they are FREE for us). Geometry is also going well and even FUN (yes indeed) for both Matthias and Violet, how about that!! Seamus continues to be 2-3 grades above level for math which is cool. He is also really enjoying Grammar, my sweet boy. He LOVES Intermediate Language Lessons (thank you Emma Serl, teehee). Sean-Paul is trying very hard to learn to read, he's just not THAT interested yet. He's made it through some of the Little Stories for Little Folks, but it's going to be a bit before he really takes off with it, and that's okay :) I can wait!
We have been enjoying occaisional teatimes for the many feast days that grace our liturgical calendar each week and our family has just begun another 54-day Rosary Novena for a very special intention. Please keep us in your prayers!
Hope your October, Month of the Most Holy Rosary is going great so far, off to make Carmel Apples as it's that time of year!! Yum :)