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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…

Early Learning Bundles - My Picks in the Build Your Bundle Sale


EARLY LEARNING BUNDLES!


Next year I will also be teaching my granddaughter. She has a late birthday so if she were going to regular school she would either be one of the oldest in her class, or the youngest if her parents waited a year. She is ready in many, many ways for school activities, but socially it might be better for her to mature a little bit before starting formal schooling.

So I was intrigued by the Early Learning Bundles.  Here are the things that I bought for next year.



Hands On Alphabet for Preschoolers 
What if in 6 months from now, your kid actually knew the alphabet and could write each letter and it only took you minutes to teach daily with zero stress, how would your life be different?
Using fun and creative methods of learning, this workbook will:
  • Teach your child to recognize both upper and lower case letters
  • Teach your child to write both upper and lower case letters
  • Expose them to beginning sounds
  • Develop fine motor skills


Confident Homeschool Preschool Bundle 

The HOMESCHOOL PRESCHOOL CHEAT SHEET is a quick read collection of all the tips and tricks I wished I knew when I started homeschooling my preschooler.
The PRESCHOOL SKILLS CHECKLIST lists all the skills that your child needs to know for kindergarten that is sorted by subjects. It also includes a one-page sheet with all the skills so you can check off the skills your child has mastered.
THE PRESCHOOL SUPPLIES CHECKLIST lists all the common items to have for your child and is sorted by subjects!


The No Prep Sight Words Pre-Primer edition includes all the words from the Pre-Primer list. The No Prep Sight Words Pre-Primer Edition is designed to be:
  • Print and go
  • Allows your kids to be independent in their activities
  • Hands-on and fun (using dice, spinners and dot markers)
Each sight word has 4 dedicated pages that include the following activities:
Page 1: TRACE THE WORD, PUT THE WORD IN A SENTENCE, ROLL AND TRACE/WRITE THE WORD
Page 2: ROLL AND FIND THE WORD, UNSCRAMBLE THE WORD and BUILD THE WORD
Page 3: COLOR/PAINT, PLACE STICKERS ON THE SIGHT WORD, DOT THE SIGHT WORD
Page 4: SPIN AND COLOR THE SIGHT WORD


These 105 preschool skills worksheets are arranged into 7 themes: fruit, animals, shapes, construction, birthday party, weather, and sports. You can use just the worksheets needed to study a specific theme, or work through all the themes to cover the full range of skills included.
These worksheets explore rhyming words, number recognition, number words, shapes, seasons, color words, animal recognition, and fine motor skills.
Activities include a range of color by activities, such as color by rhyme, color by shape, color by number, color by animal, and color by number word or color word, as well as mazes, tracing, patterns, counting, matching, dauber activities, and sequencing.

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