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A New Year's Thought

Blessings and Books: What We're Up To ...

Here's our bulletin board for this week:


Notice the letters at the top? :) I used those small flat wooden letters you find at the craft store (I'm a little addicted to them these days), painted them a pale blue and glittered them. Blessed. A nice word for the new year, don't you think? The frosty blue will be nice for the winter. I will change to a new word next season ...



  • "The Whole Duty of Children" by Robert Louis Stevenson (Crackerjack)
  • "The Kraken" by Lord Alfred Tennyson (Bookworm)
  • We'll also pore over this beautiful page of bird poems and illustrations, with particular focus paid to "The Chickadee" by Emerson.


History/Social Studies:


  • Twelfth Night (Bookworm)
  • King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (as above)
  • Little Women (This will be the family read-aloud once King Arthur is finished -  we may not start till next week.)

Science & Nature Study:




Sorry this is a bit dark - it's so hard to capture candlelight. The paper craft was an idea from The Big Book of Catholic Customs and Traditions for Children's Faith Formation. The holy card is a beautiful gift from a beautiful friend - someone I cannot think of without feeling the mantle of Mary wrapped around me. :) The candles are just wrapped with some lace ribbon. (Side note - these would be a really pretty decoration for a First Communion. There was some less-feminine white ribbon I might use for CJ's party this May.) And if we have time, I aim to make cupcakes such as Alice's or Elizabeth's today or tomorrow. 

Art Study:


  • Listen to the Kids Classical Hour on Saturday morning.
  • "We Three Kings" (sing and play)