For those of you in more normal parts of the world, you’re thinking, What? That’s not right…we’ve got a month left!
Not the case down here, where school starts well before Labor Day.
My son will be starting high school, and his orientation is a week from today, classes begin on the 10th.
(The satisfaction comes on the other end – his last day of class will be May 20. Some of you were posting “LAST DAY OF SCHOOL” photos when we’d already been out a month. So there.)
Yesterday I pulled the calendar out and started the ritual Marking-Up of Life. The high school’s calendar, altar serving schedule, homeschool (5th grader) activities, writing deadlines…and I was thinking about all of this and what parts of the uniform are left to buy and if all the textbooks have arrived and what resources I need to order for the homeschooler and then I thought
IT’S STILL JULY!
And I got a little irritated until, once again, I remembered the merry month of May – we were done with school by May 14 this year and managed to do the Wild West Trip (story still to be finished!) before June.
Our travels for the rest of this summer have been mostly regional – well, all regional. I had thought of doing a road trip to Philadelphia and Boston for, well, right now, but circumstances intervened, and that won’t be happening. So we are just hanging out here, reading, going to the pool, and getting ready for school. So some notes.
- Are you getting ready for school? Catechists, homeschoolers and Catholic school teachers are. If you are a mind to, please take a look at all the resources I have available for catechesis.
- Do you work in youth ministry? Please check out my books for teens and young adults here.
- Are you planning adult education? Consider these resources.
- Are you teaching First Communion children this year? Take a look at Friendship with Jesus and Be Saints.
- Are you teaching religion to elementary age students? Friendship with Jesus, Be Saints, Bambinelli Sunday, Adventures in Assisi, The Loyola Kids’ Book of Saints, The Loyola Kids’ Book of Heroes.
- Can you help catechists, Catholic schools and parish programs? Consider gifting your parish, school or favorite catechist with copies of these books. Click on the covers for more information.
I have copies of the picture books on hand – in my bookstore. In fact, I have a lot of them! If you are interested in bulk orders, contact me – we can make a deal!
Again – even if catechesis isn’t something you are personally involved in, any catechist, parish school, library or program would welcome a donation as a beginning-of-the-year (no matter when it begins…) gift.