Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ee Week

For whatever reason, I can not find any pictures from our Ee week we did many moons ago, but I wanted to include the list of books we read for Ee week. One theme for the week was about Eggs. In the springtime, through the local university, we will hatch chickens from eggs. I actually signed up for a course on embryology today. So, we will revisit this booklist in a few short months...
An Egg Is Quiet
Rechenka's Eggs
Green Eggs and Ham
An Extraordinary Egg
Chickens Aren't the Only Ones
First the Egg
Little Grunt and the Big Egg: A Prehistoric Fairy Tale
Books for Big Boy
Ee is for Endangered Animals
Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet
I also found some interesting information regarding Blessed Kateri and Saint Francis regarding each being the patroness and patrons of ecology and the environment at this website.
Ee is for Eat Nicely
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?

Friday, December 10, 2010

Saint Nicholas Day

Happy St. Nicholas day. Good old St. Nick paid the kiddos a visit when Daddy arrived home from work. Daddy came home to find presents left on our front porch for each of the kids. Every year St. Nick brings each of them Christmas pajamas and a pair of slippers. This year St. Nick also wrote a letter to each of them. The kids are still sleeping with their notes from St. Nick.
In our book basket

We made Saint Nicholas Hot Cocoa as gifts for teachers and neighbors and it is quite a delicious recipe. The kids got a kick out of crushing all the candy canes.

Feast of Saint Juan Diego

Saint Juan Diego, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Saint Juan Bernadino paper dolls.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

All Aboard!!!

"At one time most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that tshe could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I've grown old, the bell still rings for me as it does for all who truly believe."