Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Highlights from "R" Week

~ Letter Formation ~

The girls made Modeling Wax letter R's and practiced writing the letter R using Handwriting Without Tears Hands-On Materials and Kimberlee's Grey Block Paper.

The girls also made roses and rainbows out of the modeling wax, but I missed getting a picture before they moved on to their next creations...

~  Ragged Robin Fairy Coloring Pages ~

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

~ Picture Book Science :: R is for Rainbows ~

We Read about Rain and Rainbows...

Down Comes the Rain (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)Peter Spier's Rain (Reading Rainbow Book)Rain Drop Splash (Book and Audiocassette Tape) (Paperback)
Rain Makes ApplesaucePlanting a Rainbow

Down Comes the Rain (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
Peter Spier's Rain (Reading Rainbow Book)
Rain Drop Splash (Book and Audiocassette Tape) (Paperback)
Rain Makes Applesauce
Planting a Rainbow

Snuggles LOVES all his stacking blocks especially the Rainbow Blocks.

We also printed out this worksheet to Record our observations during a bit of Rainbow Research!

~ Picture Study :: R is for Rose   ~

Using the pictures in Museum ABC and on the matching Museum ABC Nesting Blocks.

After the picture study, the girls made Red Roll-Up Roses...

... to serve on their Rose Tin Tea Set with Raspberry Spritzer while we Read Rose Plays Hide and Seek!

We also read Miss Rumphius and The Rose in My Garden and colored this picture.

We saved the Little Rose of Sharon for next week since we never got around to reading it it is a Story of Self-Sacrifice.  ;) 

~ R is for St. Rose ~

Our Painted St. Rose of Lima, for with An Alphabet of Catholic Saints.

We also listened to the story of St. Rose while coloring a couple pictures of her (from Catholic Artworks) and completing a bit of copy work.

~ R is for Rosary ~

Captain also read Father Lovasik's Holy Rosary to the girls and they all colored a couple pages in their Rosary Coloring Books.

We also received a gift package of some of Catholic Artworks new products including the Discover the Rosary Mysteries book, posters and set of CD's!

~ R is for Rhyme ~

R Is for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet (Alphabet Books)Mother Goose: The Original Volland Edition

We read R Is for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet and our favorite nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose: The Original Volland Edition.

~ Serendipi-Tea time ~

Rr is for Ranch Dip

trying new Recipes including:
 Rigatoni with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Tuna

Creamy Rice Pudding
from A Little Something
(We used all 2%, since we didn't have any whole milk or cream.  
We also doubled the recipe and added an extra 1/4 cup of rice.)

Red Raspberry Tea Sandwiches
adapted from the Pretty Princess Cookbook

Rainbow Fruit Kabobs
I just LOVED making these, and will probably make them again for one of our Garden of the Good Shepherd activities during the Easter Season!

and Rice Krispie Ice Cream Sandwiches
also adapted from our new favorite Recipe collection
 Served on Sunday as we Started Ss Week!


  1. I love Snuggles' serious little face in the photos. It looks like 'R' week was Really fun. :)

  2. Those ice cream sandwiches look yummy. I can't wait to do all this!

  3. I just love reading your blog. not sure if I've introduced myself to you yet, but your children are beautiful and I just love your homeschool and Catholic activities. and I ordered something yesterday from George nippert at catholic artworks, after reading your recent posts on their books and materials. i can't wait to get them in the mail. and I told george I found out about him at your site.

  4. Awesome Jessica! We are starting R week next week, barring any more illness!!!


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