I know y'all want to see them all together - here are all the saints in whose company we traveled:
Music: Raffi's "We're Goin' to the Zoo Zoo Zoo, How About You You You"
Field Trip: THE ZOO!!! For some reason I did not take many photographs that day. Cloudy days and low pressure systems make me feel unusually mellow. Too bad too, because it was homeschool day at the zoo (cheap tickets discounted admission) and we had the pleasure of seeing Paula and Laura and meeting Theresa there as well as palling around with our Dancing for Jesus teacher!
Books about the Zoo:
On the menu: Ziti and lots of Zucchini - perfect for this time of year!
I apologize for being so lazy about sharing recipes. Honestly, I just don't like typing them in. So if I do take the trouble, trust me - it's good!
Here's my favorite Chocolate Zucchini Cake. It's a recipe and old neighbor of mine gave me. I make it every zucchini season.
½ cup butter
½ cup oil
1 ¾ cup sugar
½ cup sour milk (add 1 tsp. of vinegar)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 ½ cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
4 T cocoa powder
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp cinnamon
2 cups shredded zucchini
½ cup chocolate chips (or more!)
¼ cups brown sugar
Add first four ingredients alternately with milk. Add all others and mix in zucchini. Spread in a 9x13 pan. Sprinkle top with chocolate chips and brown sugar. Bake at 350, 40-50 minutes. Yum!
This was so much fun we think we will do it all again -- backwards! I'm just kidding of course!
Seriously, though, many thanks to Elizabeth at Serendipity for launching the Alphabet Path. Our lesson plans revolved around what she published and I just added some ideas of my own.
And thank you, dearest Lord for guiding us through each week, teaching us how to school "out of the box" and for gracing us with many serendipitous moments that showed us how your hand was guiding our home school. Thank you "Alphabet Saints" for praying for us each week like we asked you to! We made many new friends in heaven and learned more about our old favorites.
For those just starting out - I wish you the best! It may seem to get a little looong in the middle but it's totally worth it in the end!
Also, if you plan to check in here looking for ideas for your own path, you might use the "Alphabet Path" category link on the sidebar for now. When my technical support (my husband) is finished working overtime I will submit a humble request to install a search feature.