We start our fifth Station of the Cross today. As we complete each one, I've been putting them on the wall of the staircase. We're alternating between calling it the Stairway to Heaven and the Stairway of the Cross. Henry doesn't get either the joke or the pun. That's okay.
The coloring pages from St. John's are a wonderful activity. Henry enjoys coloring each one and I'm putting all of the ones that I color and laminate up on the wall in the schoolroom so we can have them to look at throughout the year. Starting this week, I'm also going to print out one of the Sorrowful Mysteries for Henry to color each Friday while we all listen to the rosary. We'll complete the last one on Good Friday.
I used this site to create a penmanship practice page with all of the Stations of the Cross, also. It's a nice little bit of extra practice for handwriting.
This week, Henry has three math assignments. They are:
- Lesson 73 - Comparing length, identifying shorter and longer
- Lesson 74 - Ordering four objects by length
- Lesson 75 - Naming a shape piece using three attributes (size, color, and shape), handwriting master 12
Since Oliver is showing more interest in his shapes and colors, I'm going to work on creating a Tot Book for him this week. I'll have a separate post on that when it's all finished.
Yesterday, we had a fun day out. We went to a local history festival and spent an inordinate amount of time in the little petting zoo.
Henry and I also explored the old courthouse that was open for tours during the festival. It's still used for Teen Court, apparently. You can just see his little head peeking over the top of the judge's desk. Notice the little brass spittoon on the floor in front!
In the witness chair. "I didn't see anything!"
One out of five looking at the camera is not that bad, considering.