After breakfast, we gather together in the living room. I usually let Benny and Charlie play while the older kids are eating breakfast and then right before morning time, I fix Benny and Charlie their breakfasts so they can eat but still hear during morning time. So far, this works for a few moments of quiet, but they have played pretty well after....with a few distractions;)
- We pray a morning offering.
- I read the gospel and we reflect and discuss it. Benny surprised me today with explaining to me what he heard.
- The focus is then directed to our monthly art piece that has been laminated and displayed. The pieces are from a program called "Art Masterpieces: A Liturgical Collection" available from Catholic Heritage Curricula...I've mentioned this before. One special project a month is required from learning about the painting, scripture passages, and artist.
Below is a page from the Art Appreciation Guide that comes with the set.
Then while the kids do school, I turn on classical music...it's amazing what a calming, yet focusing effect this has had on all of us.