Friday, November 1, 2013

DEO GRATIAS! And an All Saints Day counting activity.


  We are so thankful! My little niece had a successful heart ablation- while we were in Mass. It was some form of PJRT but she was a rare case the doctors hadn't really seen before. She is doing well right now from what I heard from my mom who is with my sister's family. Thank you KC Children's Mercy Hospital! They are outstanding!
  Aside from the emotional roller coaster that we have been on this morning life has been moving at a 5 + 3 + 1 year old speed. As we were leaving for our church the neighbor came over and told us a squirrel was in her garage. What makes this funny, is she drove from about 10 miles away unaware of the small rodent being hidden up in her car. We live in the middle of a development that is treeless for the most part, since it's new. This poor squirrel will be suffering much for his curiosity- he is far from home and has not a nut to his name now!!  Anyone read Beatrix Potter? "Who's been diggin up all my nuts?" and "Little bit a bread and no cheese."   Chuckle from me and my kids.
  We did a saint counting game, using candy in mason jars. I found the idea over at Shower of Roses. If I knew how to do do a link, I would insert it in here. So here's a try...Shower of Roses, modified All Hallow's candy count. I modified it and we learned estimating in school today. I am horrible estimator, huge exaggerator by lack of practicing counting games like this. I used to have to work traffic accidents- being a biology major I like to measure things and enjoy the scientific method of investigating things- so I always measured my accidents when diagramming them. A lost of people could estimate very well and hurry through their work- me not so much. SO- everything I have done- was measured. I digress.. So today we learned to estimate what was in the jars. Then we counted them after we came back from Mass. I used the mason jars I had here at home and my not as pretty lids, but the kids seemed to enjoy the challenge. We are full of candy though...bleh.  Here's some pictures for you! Check out the Father Kapaun camo candy- he is up for sainthood. All you Duck Dynasty fan's will love! 

© 2013 Homeschooling Papist

© 2013 Homeschooling Papist

© 2013 Homeschooling Papist

© 2013 Homeschooling Papist

© 2013 Homeschooling Papist

© 2013 Homeschooling Papist

mmmm....more candy!


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