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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Har har...

Via commenter Slick:
How Does A Catholic Homeschooler Change A Lightbulb?
First, mom checks three books on electricity out of the library
then the kids make models of light bulbs, read a biography of Thomas
Edison, and write a brief narration. Second, the Big Book of Saints is
consulted to see whom are the patron saints of light and/or electricity and
the kids argue over pronounciation of the saints' names.
Next, everyone studies the history of lighting methods, wrapping up
with dipping their own candles which brings to mind the Feast of St. Blaise
and the blessing of the neck with twin candles held by the local parish
priest which is coming up on Feb 3rd. This reminds everyone that Saint
Valentine's Day is less than two weeks after that!
Everyone takes a trip to the store where they compare types of
light bulbs as well as prices and figure out how much change they'll
get if they buy two bulbs for $1.99 and pay with a five dollar bill.
On the way home, a discussion develops over the history of money and also
Abraham Lincoln, as his picture is on the five dollar bill. This brings to
mind President's Day in which brings up the discussion of holidays in which
the older children tell the younger that is is really a Catholic word,
Finally, after building a homemade ladder out of branches dragged from
the woods, a quick prayer is said, and the light bulb is installed.
And there is light...! Mom thanks their Guardian Angels that no one got
electrocuted and St. Scholastica for her daily intercession and very
appreciated patronage of which should could not do without. (St.
Scholastica's Feast Day is Feb 10th.)


Anonymous said...

Is someone speaking from personal experience? *wink wink*

Anonymous said...

heh... no, but it does bring to mind a few memories of similar events during my childhood. =)