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Friday, November 21, 2014

American Girl class: Kirsten week 6 (Time #2)

We have had a busy week here, so I am posting this late... Sorry! 


This week in class we discussed book six of the series, Changes for Kirsten. This was our last class of the semester--already! I've had two great classes of girls this semester that I have enjoyed so much. I had two girls "graduate" from my classes this week too. They have completed SIX semesters of my classes and there are no more for them to take, unless they take them again! I will miss them, I have grown rather attached to both girls!

Craft this week was a woven heart decoration. You can find a pattern for them here. A lot of info on the internet says they are Danish, but my friend who has grandparents in Sweden says they are Swedish. I was amazed how long this weaving project took the girls! It was harder for them than I thought it would be, even with construction paper this time instead. I gave each girl two red pieces and two white pieces of cut construction paper (5 1/2 X 8 1/2"). They folded them, traced the template and cut. They got to weaving, and I explained it as clearly as I could. I gave each girl the directions of how to make them, and felt to take home so they could make more. Once they got the hang of it, it was easier!
 The 2:00 class tracing and cutting their hearts...
 We worked on their ongoing craft of braided rugs, but we did not finish them.  I explained to the girls how to finish them, but will email them these directions too. I told them to roll the rug into a circle on a table, like a big spiral. Then I said to take a needle and thread, and begin on the edge, and go  all the way through the layers to the other side. Then move over and inch to the left, and go through the layers again. Repeat that step until you have sewn through all of the layers in a circle. You could finish on a dewing machine too. I felt bad that we ran out of time to complete them in class.

 My graduate....

 The 1:00 class tracing and cutting...

 ALL DONE! Great job!

 Love this girl and her creation too!
 My daughter's heart...
 For snack this week, we had Pepparkor Cookies. You can find the recipe online here. They are kind of like gingersnaps. My friend used some DARK molasses for these!
 My other graduate... love these girls! It has been fun to watch them grow the past two + years!

It was a great semester, and I can't believe it is already over! Looking forward to studying Addy and Samantha in the Spring semester!


Deuteronomy 6:5-7
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

Psalm 7:10
My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.

Psalm 13:5
But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Kindergarten-L week

This past week in homeschool kindergarten, we talked about L things-- ladybugs, lions, lambs, longitude/ latitude, languages, lightning, light/ lamps, library, love, laundry, Left & right, little & big, did lacing cards, and more! My girl love art & crafts, and that is fun for me too, since I love crafts! I like working on cutting and tracing with her, it is good to help her small motor skills too! 
Bethany showing her lion that she made from circles...Directions found here.
 We painted ladybug rocks this week too. You can find my directions about them here. We discussed the ladybug life cycle, read books about ladybugs, and stamped them on paper too!
She made a lamb from an egg carton with cotton balls, and construction paper eyes/ eyes. Cute! Would have been better with a white egg carton, but gray was all we had!  Directions found here. We did a Daniel & the lions den activity from an ABEKA book that I had too. We read about the Lion and the Mouse fable and Chicken Little. (aka Henny Penny, which we read during H week!)

She is an eager learner, it is fun to be home with her to watch her grow and learn!
Next week we will have our Thanksgiving week, and then have a week off for Thanksgiving and family time! One more week until break... we are ready!



Isaiah 11:6
The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.

Daniel 6:16
So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions’ den. The king said to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!”
Daniel 6:27
He rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.”

1 Peter 5:8
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

American Girls: Kirsten Week 5 (Time #2)

We had another wonderful class this week of American Girls! We discussed the book, Kirsten Saves the Day!, which is book 5 in the series. We talked about bees and honey, 

The sample potholder that I made...
For craft, we made Quilted Potholders. One of the amazing moms volunteered to make all 18 potholders! I enjoy sewing, but it was SO nice to not need to stress over that big project! The potholders were blank in the middle, so the girls sewed a design in the middle of the potholder. I found flower, heart and star templates to trace from the internet, herehere and here. A few girls made their own designs, but I warned them not to be too complicated!

The 1:00 class working on their potholders...

 The wonderful mom helpers...



  The 2:00 class working on their potholders...




We had potato soup for snack. Most of the girls liked it a lot! The recipe can be found here.

We did not work on our braided rugs... I accidentally left all of the supplies at home... OOPS! We will be working on them and sewing them together next week in class. I can hardly believe the semester is almost over!
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