Monday, February 8, 2010

Highlights from "P" Week

It has been a super busy weekend with Hockey lessons on Saturday and Rascal's birthday yesterday, but I did have a chance to upload some pictures from "P" week!  We took last week off and are starting "Q" week today.  Monday's have been pretty crazy around here lately, so I better get busy...  Hope you all have a great day!

~ Letter Formation ~

In addition to their Modelling Wax letter P's, the girls also worked on making the letter P using Handwriting Without Tears Hands-On Materials and Kimberlee's Grey Block Paper.

~  Pansy Fairy Coloring Pages ~

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

~ Picture Book Science :: P is for Penguins ~

A Penguin Story
The Life Cycle of an Emperor Penguin
Penguin Chick (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science)

and super easy Penguin Oreo Cookies
(Since we had extra Oreos from "O" week!)

Learn to Draw a Penguin from:
 Draw Write Now, Book 4: The Polar Regions, Arctic, Antarctic

March of the Penguins

I also loved these Penguins made from Eggs,
 although I never did get around to making them during "P" week.

~ Picture Study :: P is for Peacock ~

The picture in Museum ABC and on the matching Museum ABC Nesting Blocks is of a Peacock.  Instead of copying the picture this week, the children learned how to draw a Peacock using this tutorial:  How-to-draw a Peacock.

by Twinkle Toes (age 6)

We also read:

Peacock's Pride, TheBees, Snails, & Peacock Tails: Patterns & Shapes . . . Naturally
The Peacock's Pride
Bees, Snails, & Peacock Tails: Patterns & Shapes . . . Naturally

~ P is for St. Patrick ~

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

Saint Patrick Coloring Pages from Our Saints Alphabet on CD
and copywork from An Alphabet of Catholic Saints.
(You can print the one I made here.)

Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland
Patrick: Saint of Ireland
The Story of Saint Patrick
Saint Patrick by Ann Tompert
Saint Patrick by Father Lovasik
St. Patrick's Day Alphabet
St. Patrick's Day

Patrick - Brave Shepard of the Emerald Isle

St. Patrick Cookies (using our St. Nick Cutters)
Shamrock Cookies (using this cookie cutter)

Shamrock Toasties 
Recipe at Catholic Cuisine

Sweet Shamrock Pretzels 
Recipe at Catholic Cuisine

My children loved both the Shamrock Toasties and the Pretzels.  They were super easy too!  I'm going to keep them both in mind for St. Patrick's Day next month.

~ P is for Pope ~

Joseph and Chico: The Life of Pope Benedict XVI as Told By a Cat
Max and Benedict: A Bird's Eye View of the Pope's Daily Life

We "painted" Pope Benedict, Max and Chico Sugar Cookies! :)


Karol from Poland: The Life of Pope John Paul II for Children
Joseph from Germany: The Life of Pope Benedict XVI for Children
(looks like the boys need new Pants!)

Lolek - The Boy Who Became Pope John Paul II
We also read another new book we received for Christmas:
Lolek - The Boy Who Became Pope John Paul II

While I was busy reading aloud the kids all colored pictures of:
Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict

~ P is for Petal People ~

Fairies: Petal People You Make Yourself (Klutz)

~ P is for Purity and Pink Princesses ~

Princess & the Kiss: A Story of God's Gift of Purity The Princess and the Kiss: The Three Gifts of Christmas

Princess & the Kiss: A Story of God's Gift of Purity
The Princess and the Kiss: The Three Gifts of Christmas

Pink Princess Pudding from the
Pink Princess Cookbook


  1. Wow! You are amazing! Someday your children will look back and realize that their mother always lovingly went far above and beyond for their education. I hope you are getting the proper amount of rest... take care of yourself. Peace

  2. You did so much!!! It looks like it was awesome!

  3. Lots of fun food that week!! How do you make the "paint" for the cookies? Food coloring and...?

  4. Fantastic as always Jessica! I especially love how the cookies came out and how you made the cat and bird from the Pope B XVI books. So cute. The children look like they had so much fun.

    Thank you for sharing this post with us. I know they take a lot to put together.

    God bless!

  5. Thanks everyone!

    Amy ~ That's why I was exhausted last weekend and needed a week off to recuperate! ;) It was fun though!

    Erin ~ I figure the nice thing about crafting with food is that it all gets eaten and then I don't have to find somewhere to put it! ;) We just used powdered sugar with a little milk (soy, since I was out of cow milk) and food coloring.

    Kelly ~ The kids were very excited to make Max and Chico and I was excited that I actually had the cookie cutters to do so! :o)

  6. Wow! What a "P" week! I love the St. Patrick cookies! :-)

  7. Love all the fun stuff for Pp week! Thanks so much for your alphabet posts. My princess got the Klutz fairy kit for Christmas and we'll save it for Pp week.

  8. Oh, and seeing your little St. Patrick in this post made me wonder... did you ever decide to coat the wooden saints with a clear coat of anything? I sprayed one of mine with a Krylon low-odor, clear finish spray, and it is latex paint - the salesperson at the craft store said it was "pretty much non-toxic," although I am a bit concerned about giving it to the kids now because it, well, smells toxic! I like the way it looks though, except the matte finish might look better than the glossy... it's a bit too shiny.

  9. WOW! Awesome, Jessica! I am humbled.

  10. Great blog! I truly love how it’s easy on my eyes and the details are well written. I am wondering how I could be notified whenever a new post has been made. I have subscribed to your rss feed which ought to do the trick! Have a nice day!


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