Summer Fun for June 28-July 10

Things to try in the summer from St. Joseph Catholic School

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Read about it here

Beetle Boy is available on HOOPLA which is free if you have a library card! This would be a fantastic audiobook for a family car trip! It reminded me a bit of a Roald Dahl story + HP!



St. Joseph, my loving father,

I place myself forever under

your protection. Look on me as

your child and keep me from all

sin. I take refuge in your arms, so

that you may lead me in the

path of virtue, and assist me

at the hour of my death.


(Saint Clement Mary Hofbauer)

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Read about a nun who lived and worked in the wild west!

Read about the very amazing life of this woman who was so tireless and brave on behalf of the poor, the sad, the lonely, and the alienated! Amazing!

Get outside and move!

How to Throw a Frisbee for Beginners

Just Do it!

Balloon Games!

Blow up a large balloon and play the following games:

1. Volleyball (need a net? Use a jump rope, or a length of string or rope tied between two chairs, two trees, two trash cans, or even two parked bikes! Don't forget to keep score.

2. Have a contest to see who can keep a balloon up off the ground the longest. Set a stopwatch or timer. Try different sized balloons. Which size is easiest to keep afloat?

3. Pretend the balloon is a soccer ball and see how many knee taps you can do? Compete with a friend.

4. Hide balloons around the house and see how long it takes each player to find them. After everyone has had a turn, sit on the balloons to pop them!

5. Have a water balloon fight!

***Popped balloons can be a danger to small children and pets. Use caution when playing with balloons to keep them out of the mouths of little kids and pets.

Let's CREATE: Sound Effects!

One Guy 50 Sound Effects & Voices | Dontae Catlett
How To Beatbox - Water Drop Tutorial

Think it through!

Amazing Moon, Stars, and Planets to see in early July!

Saturday, July 4 the moon will be FULL!

Look for Venus, Mars, and Jupiter this month! All will be bright and visible without a telescope.

The Piscis Austrinid meteor shower will be active from 15 July to 10 August, producing its peak rate of meteors around 28 July. Over this period, there will be a chance of seeing Piscis Austrinid meteors! Look for them around 11 PM and all through the night!

Use this site or this site to help you figure out what to see and when to see it!

Can you Guess the Picture Book Cover?

See how many picture books you know by just seeing a part of the cover art!

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Name that cloud!

The picture on the web page will reveal the name of each cloud formation when you click on it. Test your knowledge first by downloading the worksheet (and answer key) below. Write your answers BEFORE clicking the picture to see how much you know.

D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read)