We took a break from our Alphabet Path studies and resumed this week with the letter E! If you are unaware of what the Along the Alphabet Path is go to THIS post to read all about it.
Letter E is for Eyebright Fairy and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
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As usual, we started off with reading the Along the Alphabet Path story and oral narration. After reading the Alphabet Path story, we listened to the Alphabet Fairy music while the kids painted their Eyebright picture. My girls also enjoy listening to the Good and the Beautiful’s alphabet songs. You can get the Flower Fairies Alphabet coloring book on Amazon or you may have some luck googling it. I highly recommend printing on cardstock if you plan on painting them. We also used our alphabet flower fact cards to learn a little bit about the eyebright flower.
The saint featured this week is Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton! We said a prayer to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and kept her prayer card out so we could see it throughout the week. The kids enjoyed learning about the saint of the church we used to attend before moving. This lovely stained glass coloring page of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is what we used for the week. Genevieve also drew the picture from the saint book. While the kids colored their pictures I also read a story we have on Saint Elizabeth.
Both the Alphabet Saint Prayer cards and Flower Fact cards are available to download for free.
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The read alouds for letter E:
Loyola Book of Saints:
-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
-St. Edith Stein
– St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Illustrated Lives of Saints:
-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
-St. Eugene de Mazenod
The author for letter E: Susan Middleton Elya
I am so happy to have stumbled upon the author Susan Middleton Elya. She writes children’s books in Spanglish! How awesome! My kids are extremely interested in learning Spanish and these books are great for exposure. You can learn more about Susan Elya here.
To be totally transparent, this week didn’t go 100% as planned. We had some disruptions from a minor cold hitting a couple of the kids and five kids had dental appointments. Thankfully one of the beauties of homeschool is flexibility. Next week we will continue with Letter F.
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