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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…

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Mr. Pete bought a new striper to help with the soccer fields this year.



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(When I say "new" I mean new to us. It was actually used and didn't have any of the manuals or stickers to help figure out how to use it. Mr. Pete did all of that on his own.) This striper is gas powered and uses pain that is poured into its tank instead of spray cans with a manual striper. There was definitely a learning curve, but he got it done. 




The hope is we won't have to stripe the fields every week and can maybe go two to three weeks between stripings.

He had a cute helper too!


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Noah has a chance to do some archiving library type work in the music department where he works. He was the only student to apply for the job and he started almost immediately. The only downside is that you don't really have a job when school is out so you're not making any money, but I think this will be a good job for him to transition into doing office work. He is a double philosophy/government foreign affairs major. 

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I think we finally have a History Winner! This year we are using the Mystery of History and Rosie loves it!  I like it too although I am going to have to include some Catholic Church History with it. I bought the audio version of the textbook during the Build Your Bundle Sale so she can listen to that along with the book, or on her own if she wants to do her lesson and draw while she works - (which is something she loves to do. Rosie is a great reader, but she is also a very good auditory learner.) 


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Our Second seek of Apologia Physical Science class at co-op went well too. The science book has a kind of convoluted way of explaining conversions within the metric system. I found a video that explains it simply and easily without using fractions. If you're interested I'll be sending out the link in my newsletter next week. Sign up from free here. 

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Next week I am going to redouble my efforts at intermittent fasting. Since I won't be walking in the mornings, I should be able to get in a 17 hour fast. I'll be posting about that next week. I'm also going to be adding more water and weaning down the diet coke. I'll be posting about that here too!

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I really enjoyed this month's selection. I donated it to my homeschool door prize and the winner was very pleased with it too. So far, I've gotten 

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