My Lent 2019 Book List Plans

Is this the year you really want to dive into Lent? Do you want to come out of this Lenten Season and truly feel that you've had a small share of living in the desert with Christ for 40 days? I know that I do. Maybe it's an upcoming birthday that's making me have more of a now-or-never type of attitude towards Lent. Or maybe I just acutely feel the necessity of truly modeling this for my children, and living it with my husband. Whatever it is, these are the books and resources I'm going to use this Lent to really LIVE the season from Ash Wednesday all the way through to Easter Vigil. Look them over. If something looks helpful to you, use it. If it inspires you, go with it. I hope all of these bless and encourage you.

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

(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!

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. 

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. 

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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