Monday morning: Feast of St. Matthew, prayers and collect of his Mass, nice morning basket time; more Thomas Burgess autobiography, Their Hearts Are His Garden, some Cardinal reader stories (very sweet), The Children's Kindergarten Hour poems.
Math for Matthias & Violet- decimal review, comparing fractions and decimals
Violet – Rilla of Ingleside, They Loved to Laugh, Lingua Mater poetry writing, babysat during organ and after for another hour, tennis courts and park with boys and I in afternoon.
Matthias – Edmund Campion, The Castle of Lyr, Baseball stats, Organ lesson, tennis and park, piano practice in evening after dinner.
Seamus – Math worksheets – fractions, watercolor painting and beeswax clay, read aloud to me from a Magic Tree House, Cello lesson after lunch, tennis and park, outside play with Sean-Paul until dinner.
Tuesday morning: kind of a blur, I know we read the collect for St. Thomas of Villanova, a few poems and some discussions about the Latin Mass (our main focus for religion this year).
Everyone did a little math, reading, writing, playing and more reading and playing :)
Afternoon – quick trip down to the beach with the bigger two to collect some sea water. Decided it was such a nice afternoon (and hot) that we quickly went home to retrieve the other two boys and headed back for some great beach combing and fort building 🙂 LOVE, love, love these kinds of days :)))
Ballet for Violet and dinner.
Wednesday Morning: Feast of Padre Pio (new calendar), read various stories from our basket including some poetry.
Seamus has cello in the mornings on Wed's so our morning gets a little disjointed, I need to remember this and try not to compatmentalize everyone so much and have the morning be a little more free form. Also the grandparents came over in between cello and lunch to hear Matthias' concert recording from Friday night, so the whole day was really a wash.
Violet and I did manage to get some more book reveiws loaded on to her new 2009-10 book list page, so that was nice. She's really crankin' through her list already, so it's nice to keep on top of it.
Afternoon – Matthias piano lesson and babysitting for Violet, then I took the three boys to the gym for basketball time before I needed to get Violet to ballet.
Dinner was yummy "Big Fat Greek Stuffed Peppers"! (Saving Dinner)
Thursday Morning: Our Lady of Mercy (Ransom) readings and prayers. More on Latin Mass focus on the Confeitior, nice discussion about examinination of conscience.
Math for Violet & Matthias – ratio, rate, proportionality and equivelency, word problems and cross multiplication.
Seamus – Math – mixed fractions, whole to parts, definitions of numerator/denominator
Geography – began state geography pages beginning with Washington (our home state). He really enjoyed doing this and I did too 🙂
Cello – almost a 1/2 hour practice this morning!!
Marine Biology experiments for all performed after lunch. "Salinity and Density" test.
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Ballet for Violet, daddy took boys to the park, I got some solo shopping in 🙂
Piano for Matthias and the Sammantha movie for all!
Friday morning: more on the Latin Mass, discussion about the Kyrie, Introit and norms of the rite.
Everyone tidied up their cubbies and we decluttered from a busy week of learning fun!
Busy afternoon including Cello lesson, Sean-Paul's very first Soccer class, ballet stuff (pointe shoe fitting) and an incredible Latin Mass with the Archibishop (history in the making here in our Diocese!!!)
Have a great weekend friends!