Inspired by Jessica's awesome Papal notebook, we decided to follow along. Jessica's family is a week ahead of us, which is actually extremely helpful as she has broken the study down into week size bites. This week we studied St Peter, the First Pope, a great beginning.
All three of our younger children including our 4 year old, have now memorised "You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." (Matt 16:18)
Whilst Jessica has designed the unit for lapbooks, as a family we find notebook pages work easier for us, it is a simple matter to use pretty paper instead of lapbook folders.
One of the books we enjoyed was Lost in Peter's Tomb, a light, fun read with several references to the Basilica. We found the Virtual tour of St Peter's Basilica extremely helpful to visualise. The children were very excited to see Michelangelo's Pieta as we have a statue on our Lenten altar, wonderful to see them making connections.
Besides creating the notebook pages we managed to read several great books, always a guarantee for success:)
The Man Who Never Died: The Life and Adventures of St Peter the First Pope
St Peter the Apostle
and Peter Receives the Primacy from the New Catholic Picture Bible
We've yet to add the date to our timeline book, but we will, I'm determined to use this resource more this year. We're looking forward to digging deep next week with The Holy Father's Past and Present. Our older children will be home then too, they have a bit of catching up to do.
Thank you Jessica!!