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Writing a letter to your confirmation candidate

It seems that one of the biggest events in confirmation preparation in this country is the letters of support to be given to the confirmation candidates during their mandatory retreats.

I have three such letters saved on this blog:

Confirmation letter to my daughterConfirmation letter to my fourth sonConfirmation letter to to my third son
I've asked my children what they remember about the letter they got from me and their dad, and also what they remembered about the letters they received. 
The answer was not much, or at least nothing specific. In general they were happy to have gotten a bag full of letters and there was a sense of feeling loved and supported. I guess that's the main thing - for them to have a sense that this is an important step in their spiritual growth, and that people they know, love and respect have taken the time out of their lives to let them know that! So here are some tips on procuring and writing letters for young confirmation candidates. Start thinkin…

2012-2013 book lists for our homeschool


Book list 2012/13

Rosie Grade 2

Pathway Readers
Saxon Math
MCP Phonics
Harmony Arts
The Wand
Spelling per Dr. Holinga pilot program
Creation Science- Botany
Saturday Soccer League
CYO Cross Country practice
Children’s Choir

Isadora:
Prairie Primer
A variety of literature books
Saxon math
Diane Craft Reading Program
Exploring Creation With General Science
A variety of recorded classes from Homeschool Connections
Brave Writer program
Harmony Arts
Private Piano
Art Studies at Art Institute
Wilton Cake Decorating
CYO Cross Country
Parish Choir St. Sebastians
Spelling Per Dr. Holinga pilot program
Saturday Soccer League


Noah:
Saxon Math Algebra I
American Literature Part 2
Exploring Creation with Physical Science
Instacert History
Rosetta Stone Latin II and III
Variety of programs at Homeschool Connections including literature
Hillsdale College Constitution and Economy
Harmony Arts
Writing Institute
Bravewriter
Spelling per Dr. Holinga - pilot program
Parish Choir St. Sebastian
Bell Choir
Running- a number of 5Ks throughout the year.
Saturday Soccer League

Gabe
Geometry – with Mr.  Drexler
Spelling – via Dr. Karen Holinga
Variety of Classes via Homeschool Connections
Composition Class Writing Institute
Brave Writer
Typing Tutor
Instacert History
Exploring Creation With Biology - Full Set with Tests and Solutions
Percussion – Mr. Matt Dudack
Rosetta Stone Latin 2 and 3


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