We are the first registered Catholic Home Schooling Group in East Texas and approved by the Catholic Diocese of Tyler, Texas
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Crafts and activities for celebrating the seasons of the liturgical year
Beginning this Fall....a new auxiliary group just for College Prep!
If you are a high school student who desires to go to college, then consider this your lucky day. The first Sunday of each month, a group of students meets to study for exams, work on portfolios, edit essays, and apply for scholarships. If you would like to be a part of this fantastic experience, then contact Cathy E. or Denise R. All contact information is in the directory.
The last field trip of the year was to the East Texas Gator Farm. They have real live Alligators from hatchlings to over 14 feet . The alligator enclosures have been designed to be as close to their natural habitat as possible. They have aquariums with fish, spiders, snakes, turtles, lizards, finch, parrots, and Prissy the Ferret. They also have a rehab permit that allows them to rescue baby raccoon, baby possums, and baby squirrels, so they nurture, love, and prepare them to be released back to the wild! It was a great day with picnic lunch and even some playtime despite the recent rains.
American Freedom Museum Field trip
Friday, April 17, 2015
by: Anne Marie G.
The Holy Hearts homeschool group visited a museum of American history in Bullard, TX to learn more about American freedom. Mrs. Bynum was a great tour guide. We went through the galleries that showed the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
During the tour we saw canons, guns and swords, clothes worn by the men and women soldiers, bags filled with supplies, and a display of what an actual trench looks like with the soldiers. Have you ever seen a uniform with 60 buttons? Did you know that George Washington had blonde hair? Holding the flag was not easy. Can you imagine playing the trumpet or the drum in the middle of a war? We got to experience how a plane felt like and how the soldiers jumped out of the plane during the war.
At the end of the tour, we had a scavenger hunt and shared something about the “treasures” we found. This museum is dedicated to the veterans and soldiers who fought for our American freedom – from being conquered, the fight within the states, freeing other countries from the enemy, ending slavery, and protecting our lands.
We thank Mrs. Bynum for a great tour of the museum. She was very good at telling the stories and fun facts about the veterans and presidents. I learned a lot and had fun too. Let’s pray and honor all the men and women who fought for our American freedom and those who are still fighting a war.
On Tuesday, February 3, the Holy Hearts went on a field trip to see the play Treasure Island. The play was at the Tyler Civic Theatre Center.
The theater was interesting because it was different from what you normally see; it was theater-in-the-round. Theater-in-the-round is where the stage is in the middle, instead of at one end of the theater. The actors would come in from the sides of the room and go down some steps onto the stage. There were seats on all of the sides of the stage.
The play Treasure Island was based on the book by Robert Louis Stevenson. There were sword fighting, pirates, and buried treasure. In the end they found the treasure!
The play was very exciting and I wanted to see what would happen next. It was neat to see a play being performed in theater-in-the-round. The actors and actresses did a good job acting their parts, and they really seemed like they were those people. I especially thought the actress who played Anne Bonny did a good job of acting like a pirate. I wanted to watch it again! (Thank you, Monica H. for this great write-up)