Happy Friday, my friends! It's time to start planning a new week!
Lots going on next week - in our schedule, in our Faith, and in nature, too. And the week not only closes with Palm Sunday, but we celebrate a Papal Inauguration as well! How lovely is that?
So yesterday I pulled the folder shown above out of storage, attached a weekly planning page to its cover, and starting "thinking things out."
Here are my thoughts and ideas ... :)
Events/Days of Note
19 - St. Joseph's Day
19 - Papal Inauguration Mass
20 - Vernal Equinox
22 - Blogiversary (7 years!)
24 - Palm Sunday
*Under construction - please see my Menu Monday post!
Plan CCD finale/Palm Sunday party.
Order natural egg dye kit.
Buy white eggs.
Spring cleaning, con.
Make card for our pastor.
Finalize Easter menu.
Books to Request/Display
Song of the Swallows
The Spring Equinox
Humphrey's First Palm Sunday
Watch papal proceedings on tv on St. Joseph's Day; serve "sloppy joe empanadas" for supper and "dulce de leche" sundaes as a special "Argentinian" dessert. :)
Talk with boys about "Friends of St. Francis" badge program - brainstorm ideas.
Observe spring equinox: watch sunrise, start a pot of seeds, set out nesting materials.
Take a family Palm Sunday Praise Walk - look for pussy willows by river, stop by vernal pond, observe signs of new life.
Watch night sky for comet: use printable sky map.
Work on amphibians & reptiles study: visit pet store (ask questions, look at turtles, snakes, frogs, lizards), begin "pond watch" at home (listen for peepers), investigate back fence/woods for salamanders.
Set up spring nature table.
So those are my notes for now ... they're just ideas and hopes, but the week will take its own shape and rhythm and we'll do our best to keep up. But I'm excited about all that's to come - it's a very special week in the year - one of my favorites!
Do you have any special activities in mind for next week? If you do, I'd love to hear about them!
Hope you all enjoy your Friday ... see you here again very soon!