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Thursday, October 30, 2014

American Girl class: Kirsten Week3 (Time #2)

We had another fun Kirsten class this week. Our book was book three, Kirsten's Surprise. The book had a Christmas theme, so we discussed St. Lucia's day, which was celebrated in this book. We made a chromotrope toy, which was a pair of circles cut out, glued onto a circle of cardboard (I cut up a box), a hole punched in the middle with a yarn needle, and 36" inches of yarn strung through the center. You can find the printable circles here.  This was an idea from Kirsten's craft book. We liked making something Kirsten could have gotten or made as a gift for Christmas. The girls had lots of fun spinning it around!

 The girls were coloring the circles, and the little brother wanted to help...
 After we finished our craft, we worked on our geography pages. I printed three pages for Kirsten, the USA map that the girls colored the state of Minnesota, the Minnesota flag/ info page, and Sweden's flag page. The girls colored the pages while eating snack.

Snack this week was Skansk Grot, or Swedish Rice Porridge. I found a recipe online here. The girls liked it! I did get a taste of it in the 2:00 class, and it was good. The 2:00 mom brought cream and cinnamon sticks, and the girls really liked those!
 Working on the geography pages, with little brother helping... (so CUTE!)

 After we had snack, we worked on the braided rugs again. Several of the girls had to hand-sew the 2nd yard onto their rug so they could keep braiding! They are getting better at braiding already! My daughter has been braiding her own hair, which is new!
 The 2:00 class...
 Snack and coloring...
I also brought my Swedish friend's three wooden painted horses to show in class. You can see the red one on the table above . I brought a white and blue one too, to show the girls. The painting is so pretty! I said that these horses may have been some of the decorations that were in Kirsten's family trunks, along with her doll and Christmas linens.

It was a fun class! We are already half-way through the Kirsten classes-- only three weeks left! The semester is flying by!

2 Samuel 22:29
You, Lord, are my lamp; the Lord turns my darkness into light.

Isaiah 9:2
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.

John 1:5
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Kindergarten- J week

This past week in kindergarten, we had lots of fun talking about things that begin with J- jars, Jack and the Beanstalk, Johnny Appleseed, jackets, jam/ jelly, made jello and more! I got to wear my letter necklace since it is the first letter in my hubby's name (and mine too!)
We made a rainbow in a jar, which is a lesson from Mudpies to Magnets, one of my favorite science books for early childhood. It was very quiet and still, just slowly watching the colors blend together...
Bethany working on her paper "jacket"... here she made a zipper...
Coloring on the inside...
All done! Good job, sweet girl!

Bethany worked on her Jonah Jigsaw puzzle too!

The Bible doesn't talk about jackets, but it does about cloaks...

Psalm 109:18-20
He wore cursing as his garment;
it entered into his body like water,
into his bones like oil.
May it be like a cloak wrapped about him,
like a belt tied forever around him.
May this be the Lord’s payment to my accusers,
to those who speak evil of me.

Isaiah 59:17
He put on righteousness as his breastplate, and the helmet of salvation on his head; he put on the garments of vengeance and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak.

Acts 12:7-9
Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. “Quick, get up!” he said, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists.
Then the angel said to him, “Put on your clothes and sandals.” And Peter did so. “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me,” the angel told him. Peter followed him out of the prison, but he had no idea that what the angel was doing was really happening; he thought he was seeing a vision.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Pumpkin Patch 2014

We went to a local pumpkin patch as a family this past Monday evening. We had dinner there on the fire pits (hotdogs) and smokes for dessert! Some of us enjoyed the corn maze, the big slide, the pumpkin jump, the mini-climbing wall, the duck/water trough pumping, posing for family photos and of course, choosing pumpkins! It was a very fun night!

 This was my favorite of my family jumping... Daddy is coming down and Mallory is too, Rebekah is going up (love her fair!) and Bethany is watching. Fun!

 I liked this sign-- sorry I can't get it to turn-- it was right on my photos on the computer!
 Choosing pumpkins from the patch...
 Maybe this one, Mom?
 Pumpkin patch in the sunset...

 The four we chose!
 Mini-climbing wall...
Loved this cool old truck against the setting sun!
Daddy cooking dinner...

 Our family... loved this one! It was a fun place, hope to go back again next year! It was fun to be there with other home school friends too.

Matthew 5:13-15
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

John 9:4-5
As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

John 11:8-10
 “But Rabbi,” they said, “a short while ago the Jews there tried to stone you, and yet you are going back?”
 Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by this world’s light.  It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, for they have no light.”

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