Saturday, May 30, 2009


We saw UP today. Pixar has done it again. Absolutely joyous movie to watch - especially in 3D. I was crying 20 minutes into the movie.

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Faith Database

I received the Faith Database CD a few months ago... and I LOVE IT!

What an amazing resource chock full of a huge variety of Catholic material - several Bible translations, artwork, Papal encyclicals, writings by Chesterton, early church documents, the catechism, and much, much more.

Of course, with this much information, the search function is an asset. You can search the entire database or narrow your searches by selecting various criteria.

But my very favorite feature? The Apologetics Test. I love tests!

While the database is very easy to use, a helpful tutorial is included.

A wonderful resource for students, teachers, religious, and laymen alike, I highly recommend spending the $40 for the Faith Database available at The Catholic Company.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Human Anatomy Study Ends.... Frog-style

We finally finished our Human Anatomy study... by dissecting a frog.

For WEEKS (months, even), we've been slowly going through the systems of the human body. With the exception of the reproductive system - Richard and I felt Casey was a bit too young to tackle that one, but she may be popping up with questions before too long - we studied, played games, conducted experiments, and deconstructed our 3-D anatomy guy.

On Saturday, after reviewing the various systems during breakfast, we cleared off the table, and dissected a frog. Despite the complaints of the smell (and the fact that we had every window open and fans twirling), the frog was photographed, cut, and studied inside and out.

Our frog came with a booklet, but I found the following web-based worksheets quite helpful: external anatomy, digestive system, and brain & legs.

What a great way to round out our human body study!