Wednesday, August 13, 2014

End-of-School Interviews for 2013-2014

So I have decided to keep using the children's nicknames online for now. Thank you all for your help with this decision.  I'm so blessed to have such great visitors here at Shower of Roses! It's been such a joy to share our family with you here and I'm looking forward to continuing to do so, though it is sure getting harder to find the time as the children (and I!) get older… I started creating these interviews at the beginning of summer but was stalling on sharing them until I had made the decision about the nicknames and which version to post.  These were originally inspired by Sarah in 2012 and we made them again last year. It's so fun to look back at them each year and see how much the children have grown and changed!

Ranger's Favorite Books: The Royal Ranger, The Chronicles of Xan (Includes: Shadow in the Dark, The Haunted Cathedral, and The Fire of Eden) and St. Thomas Aquinas and the Preaching Beggars 

(So glad he LOVED all the books he was given on Christmas morning! And here are the links to this year's LEGO Perplexus and one of his Metal Earth creations. He was also really proud to serve Mass for our Archbishop during summer camp! I'm still trying to track down a photo…)  

Twinkle Toes' Favorite Books: Olivia and the Little Way (or order one with a special inscription from the author by clicking the ad in the sidebar!), The Secret Garden (illustrated by Tasha Tudor), St. Therese and the Roses

Chiquita's Favorite Books: Strawberry Hill, The Secret Garden (illustrated by Inga Moore) and Sisters of the Last Straw

Snuggles' Favorite Books: Run, Bug, Run, The Runt Pig and Cobweb the Cat
(He was so excited to read these books on his own! We used these readers with PAL. He is also looking forward to more "MATH, MATH, MATH!!!!" next year.)

Rose's Favorite Books: Beauty and the Beast (illustrated by Jan Brett) and Saints for Girls

Rose can't wait for her new Math book to arrive and has been asking to start every day… I'm going to have SIX children in Saxon Math this upcoming school year…. OH, my! 

Bud's Favorite Books: Is Your Mama a Llama? and See Inside Trains

Our 2013-2014 Field Trips:

I'm starting to look forward to beginning our new school year, but not until after we fully enjoy these last few weeks of summer!