Monday, January 11, 2010

Highlights from "M" Week

(This post has been in my drafts folder since November!  "N" week, which we completed in December, is coming up as well... Once they are posted I'll feel much more ready to move On to "O" week!)

~ Letter Formation ~

In addition to their Modelling Wax letter M's (Can you tell they were not very Motivated during M week?!?), the girls also worked on making the letter M using Handwriting Without Tears Hands-On Materials and Kimberlee's Grey Block Paper.

~  Mallow Fairy Coloring Pages ~

The Flower Fairies Alphabet Coloring BookFlower Fairies AlphabetA Flower Fairy Alphabet
From this Coloring Book
(While looking at the Flower Fairies Alphabet book and listening to the CD!)

~ Picture Book Science :: M is for Mirrors  ~
(Since we don't own a Microscope... yet!)

We did a couple experiments using Usborne Science Kit for Lights and Mirrors.

~ M is for St. Martin de Porres ~

Our Painted Saint Martin,
for with An Alphabet of Catholic Saints

Since we did a whole bunch of activities a couple weeks prior for St. Martin's feast day, we focused on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, though we did add copy work for St. Martin from An Alphabet of Catholic Saints. (Here is a link to the document I created.)

Know Your MassThe Weight of a Mass: A Tale of FaithJesus With Us: The Gift of the Eucharist (First Communion)

A Few Favorite Resources:

Know Your Mass
Traditional Latin Mass for Children DVD
The Weight of A Mass
Jesus With Us: The Gift of the Eucharist (First Communion)

The boys' also pulled out their Mass kits and gave the girls a little presentation!

Charlotte also has a a beautiful illustration of St. Margaret Mary which I printed out for the girls to color as well!

~ M is for Memories ~

We looked through old photo albums, Grandpa's Navy Memorabilia, and even dressed Snuggles in one of Hubby's old baby outfits! ;) 

One Morning in Maine (Picture Puffin)
We also read One Morning in Maine by Robert McClosky which is another one of my favorite childhood books which my dad use to read to us all of the time.   Now he reads it to his Grandchildren. Such wonderful memories! 

~ Crafts ~

St. Martin Paper Dolls

from Paper Dali 
(made on the feast of St. Martin)

We made the "My Little Book of Church Manners" from
The Things I see at Church Faith Folder.  
(We'll save it to add to the Lap Book when we make it in the future.) 

~ Serendipi-Tea time ~

Mexican Cocoa with a Mound of Mini Marshmallows

(We actually just used regular Hot Cocoa and added a dash of cinnamon...)

St. Martin's Mice

You can find the recipe at Catholic Cuisine. 

And Mandarin Oranges

(A favorite around here... They were gone before I could even get a picture!)

1 comment:

  1. Always great to see all the fun things you are doing with the kiddos, they are all so adorable!


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