St. John Bosco
We are huge fans of this saint! Having started out with four boys, we learned early to rely on his heavenly assistance, and base our homeschooling and much of our parenting philosphy on his methods. Parents might be interested in this letter from St. John Bosco regarding the teaching of children. This great priest knew how to deal with children, but especially boys, let me tell you! We have had great success using him as a role model.
Since tomorrow is his feastday, we've been reading aloud this version of the story of Don Bosco this week. The children especially love the ghost story with the Catholic explanation and love the stories of Grigio, his dog, which I mentioned in my first post today.
Also, since my husband and I won't be here tomorrow (We're going to the Western Slope yet another time to finally close on our house over there, please God!), we're leaving the children with simple, fun assignments for the day. They have to do one math assignment, finish reading the story of St. John with their grandmother, and learn some of the magic tricks and card tricks that I printed out for them. They have to present us with a magic show when we get back. In honor of Don Bosco, of course.
UPDATE: So bummed, but trying to accept it as God's will... Found out just now that our closing was postponed, hopefully not canceled. =sigh= What's with these banks, waiting until the day before a closing to take a good look at the paperwork? They won't even tell us what the problem is, only that it doesn't have anything to do with us. Like, IT DOESN'T?!