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Living & Learning Sketch – October

Thanks to my friend Gae for inspiring me to finally organise my thoughts a whole month ahead. and ‘lending’ me her format.
The first two weeks of October we will be taking ‘school’ holidays, so life will be a little different.


FAITH:

The Month of the Most Holy Rosary
As two name days occur this month (we celebrate middle and confirmation names too) we are planning to celebrate:

– 1st St Therese of the Child Jesus (Princess and my name day)
with colouring, a coconut cake and modified punch, this prayer and reading Catholic Treasure Box books and other Feast Day books.

– 2nd Feast of the Guardian Angels
Celebrating with colouring, perhaps these roses, and this prayer, reading these books and other Feast Day books and making Angel Kisses.

– 4th St Francis of Assisi
Casual with just colouring and Feast Day books.

– 7th Our Lady of the Rosary (Jelly Bean’s name day)
Colouring and cooking the Victory Vessels, perhaps even make a chaplet of the Cupcake Rosary. Of course we will be praying the Rosary too.

-Change Fr Meranti’s colours daily.

-Present one lesson each week from the Home Catechesis Manuals.

– Set up a ‘Month of the Holy Rosary’ altar display.

-Finish the Year of the Priest display.


HOMEMAKING:
– Organise a new Spring Menu.
Seeking variety and health.
-Mending in the holidays.
-Start Planning Christmas present list.
-Change cleaning plans. Working alone on various jobs for only a week.
-School Holiday Deeper Cleaning.
Windows, screens, cobwebs and walls.
– Bake slices, muffins, biscuits on Saturday.
(Home made goodies make PC feel loved)
-Have lunch menus planned.


CRAFTS/ART:
-Finish making doll with Princess in the holidays.
-Daily Art Time in the holidays.
– Once a week when lessons resume.


NATURE:
– Daily Nature Rambles in the holidays.
Bi-Weekly when lessons resume.
-Picnic.
Picnic in the holidays down in the bush.


GOALS:
– Daily Exercise.
For myself walk around property, 4km.
For older children, encourage walking.

-Regular rising despite holidays.
To all come together for morning prayers by 9am. in holidays.
Back to 8am when lessons resume.

-Reading
Read at least three picture books with little ones daily.
Read at lest one chapter of read aloud daily.
Continue even in holidays.

-Board Games
Play at least one game per day in holidays.

-Screen Time
To be vigilant regards screen time, particularly in holidays.

-To have plans for Term 4 organised, books ordered, in the first week of holidays,

-Have all lessons printed and filed, waiting, prior to Term commencement!!


RITUALS:
-Family Prayer
Morning Prayer Time (Re-institute hymn singing)
Nightly Rosary. Hear children’s individual prayers in bed.
Angelus.

-Continue to emphasise the importance of Sundays as Special.

-High Tea once a week.

-Poetry/Sharing night once a week. (Re-institute)


-LEARNING:
The following plans to be finalised during the holidays, rough ideas at this stage.

-Chapter Book/Picture Book Goals (see above)

Australian Book Traveler Picture Book Unit.

-Daily Poetry reading.

A Child’s Geography of the World.

The Wonderland of Nature

-Little Grammar People – Nuri Mass Springboard for Grammar studies.

-History – Downloads

Little Ones
– One Montessori lesson/day for little ones

Little Saints Pre-school

Highschool
Didache Series

Tops Science


SPECIAL DAYS:
8th – Princess’ B’day and B’day party with friends.
17th- Serving & Choir Practice for Missa Cantata

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