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The End of the Fiery Sword: Adam & Eve and Jesus & Mary

The End of the Fiery Sword: Adam & Eve and Jesus & Mary by Maura Roan McKeegan, illustrated by Theodore Schluenderfritz. Do you know about Adam and Eve? About Jesus and Mary, too? Two are from the Old Testament, Two are from the New. Their stories are the Word of God, Their messages are true; […]

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Learning Notes First Week of November

Monday Last night was horrid. Ben woke up coughing around 11:30. He could not stop. Stupid asthma. I couldn’t get him to use the inhaler. He was just sobbing hysterically and coughing uncontrollably. It was terrible. He ended up vomiting into the inhaler. Anyway between him and Anthony and Lucy I was up until 2 […]

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Library Book Picks

1. The Queen’s Progress by Celeste Davidson Mannis illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline A beautiful alphabet book about Queen Elizabeth. I’m a sucker for a well-done alphabet book and this one really is first rate. The textiles are so lush! The pictures loosely follow the adventures of a servant girl and a page boy in the […]

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Learning Notes Week of Sept 14

Sunday Managed to actually read Mass readings and discuss them before Mass. A really good discussion too about the cross and justice and mercy. Anthony looking over Dom’s shoulder saw the still shot for the Shakespeare Original Pronunciation video and exclaimed, Is that the Globe? So the little ones are getting into it too. Monday […]

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Learning Notes Week of Sept 8

Monday For copywork I copied out one of the antiphons from today’s Morning Prayer for the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary: “When the most holy Virgin was born, the whole world was made radiant.” Which was really only the first half of the antiphon. The second half is “blessed is the […]

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Learning Notes: All the World’s a Stage

According to my Facebook feed, all the kids who aren’t back to school yet are getting ready to go next week. We’re still chugging along, but we’re about to finish up Volume 2 of Story of the World and to move into SotW Volume 3. I’m also thinking about starting Sophie on Saxon 1 and […]

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Learning Notes Week of August 18

Monday This morning went very smoothly. A good day indeed. I got the girls through math, copywork, and reading by 10. Granted, they did the easiest math– a workbook page in Miquon– and the easiest copywork– a sentence in the workbook, and the easiest reading– a Bob book each. But at least we hit the […]

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