The Gift of Wisdom
The Gift of Fortitude
Ready for a Corpus Christi Eucharistic procession.
The simple act of service in helping dye sawdust can turn into a beautiful temporary work of art that becomes part of a day that honors the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.
What's a mama to do when she has kids of different ages and stages of belief, and sadly, unbelief?
Keep on, keeping on.
Recognize that while hearts for God are strengthened while serving others, hardened hearts, can be softened by service.
There are plenty of people close to home who could use helping hand.
Case in point for my crew: friends with littles who are trying to start a big garden project.
As the old saying goes, "Many hands make light work." So, when a friend of ours was feeling overwhelmed about building gardens in time to plant this year for her growing family, other friends were there to help.
Some talked through possibilities and plans, helping our friend imagine what could be done to make her garden plot fruitful. Others helped haul supplies. Still others - including us - came together to build the gardens...
Driving stakes into the ground to tie off measured garden beds...
It's a good program, but, of course, the math, which is what I chose to start with, would not be a full math curriculum, because it does not teach you, but gives you drills and memory.
The drills are set up as easy, quick questions and proceed to get harder as they go on. The memory work is presented as songs and is okay. I did not like them much now, but I think I would have when I was littler.
I am interested in trying the other subjects in the fall.
I would recommend it to people ages 7-12, with under nine's probably enjoying it most.WOULD I RECOMMEND IT?
Everybody Always for Kids is a nearly 200-page hardcover book with 40 little, illustrated stories inside. Each story tells a real life experience from author Bob Goff's and his family's lives and uses the experiences to talk about virtues, Bible verses, etc. that teach kids about loving everybody always. The book has an attached blue ribbon bookmark and large print.
We got the book to read and discuss together during our 1:1's.
I enjoy how the book teaches with relatable stories. The author has had a normal life. For example, his kids once had a hallway they really liked and made a game with it. (When I was little, I did similar things.) He had a story about holes in his pockets. Who hasn't had holes in their pockets? He has children that liked to try to make things when they were little. (My brothers and I did, too.)
The author also had an interesting life. For example, he went sky diving with his son, a helicopter landed in his front yard, etc.
With each story - normal or unique - the author connects it to loving everybody always.
The only negative thing I have to say about the book is that the glossy pages are good quality, but, because they are glossy, if the light hits the book a certain way, it can cause a glare that makes reading harder.
I would recommend this book to families with children. It is easy and quick to read the stories. It would be a good family read aloud for little kids and makes for quick reading practice for older kids.
We also received a pdf copy of the Everyday. Always for Kids Five Day Lesson Plan with our review. This 16-page resource is filled with hands-on ideas and discussion prompts suitable for younger children. Since my daughter is older and our conversations and narrations tend to flow best without prompts, we chose not to use this extra free resource, but I did look it over.
With crafts, questions, planting ideas, and more, I think the ideas in it would be helpful to homeschoolers and religious education teachers with younger children or co-ops to extend ideas from the book.