Papal Notebook, Past and Present Popes, Church Hierarchy & Habemus Papam

We managed to finish our papal notebookūüôā ¬†A major focus, and I learnt a few facts about my children and notebooking along the way. ¬†Princess loves notebooking and was quite happy to complete all on offer. ¬†Jelly Bean and Jack Jack were keen and interested in the first week and after that…. not happy. ¬†Is […]

Papal Notebook, “Thou Art Peter…”

Inspired by Jessica’s awesome Papal notebook, we decided to follow along. ¬†Jessica’s family is a week ahead of us, which is actually extremely helpful as she has broken the study down into week size bites. ¬†This week we studied St Peter, the First Pope, a great beginning.   All three of our younger children including […]

Creating Our First Faith Notebook

Notebooking and living books are Princess’ favourite learning approaches, and as the oldest of the younger set she has a powerful vote. Therefore, inspired by the wonderful Catholic notebooks shared at¬†Take Up and Read we’ve found a fantastic way to enjoy our Faith studies this year. We decided to kick off with a small version […]

November – Month of All Souls

In the spirit of fellowship a friend and I have undertaken to meet once a month. ¬†Each month our gatherings will have a different focus, we chose to begin with the Church’s Monthly¬†Dedications. ¬†As we began in November our first focus was The¬†Holy Souls.   The children gathered together and we read parts of Father¬†Philip¬†Tells […]

The Feast of Christ the King – Celebration and a Notebook

Yesterday we celebrated the Feast of Christ the King. Part of our celebrations included enjoying our simple Crown cake using Elana’s Chocolate Chip Banana Cake recipe. We had been preparing for the Feast in a variety of ways throughout the week preceding. ¬†A simple and fun activity was to sew¬†felt crowns. ¬†I cut, Princess and […]

Creating a Rosary Notebook

Towards the end of October after a discussion with our tweens and younger children, we’ve been enjoying a different approach to our Faith lessons, notebooking. ¬†Some ideas are quickly pulled together, some take a little more searching. ¬†I thought I’d share here in the desire to help anyone who may be searching for ideas for […]

Viking Lapbook

This term Princess chose to study Vikings and was keen to make a lapbook. ¬†Searching around we discovered Homeschool Share’s¬†Viking Unit and Lapbook The lapbook was based on Clyde Robert Bulla’s Viking Adventure¬†and¬†a couple of Usborne titles. ¬†We didn’t have the non-fiction titles but managed with library books and the internet for extra information. The […]

Craft of the Week Club- Week 11

When Sarah at Plainsong came up with the idea of having a Craft Club designed for ‘craft challenged mums’ I thought I’d found my niche. In honour of the Month of the Most Holy Rosary we designed a rosary poster. Materials needed are: Scrapbook sheets or posterboard. Paper punch (circle shape)and cardstock or crepe paper […]