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Thursday, September 13, 2012

American Girl class: Rebecca week 1

This week was our first class this fall for American Girls! We are going to be studying Rebecca and Kit, and I'm excited! We had a great first class, and we got a lot into our time there! 

First, we discussed the book Meet Rebecca, and I asked questions to the girls about it. Then we made "doilies", which was a piece of beige muslin measuring 6" square, and a piece of crocheted lace that was 24" long. The girls took a needle and thread, and sewed the lace onto the muslin, doing a straight stitch around all four edges. 
 Some of the girls had a very easy time with this, and most found it to be kinda challenging. But lots of the girls finished it during our class!

 Stitching... so thankful for my mom helpers!
 This girl finished first-- in about 20 minutes!
 Cute dolls setting on the table-- the one on the left is a Rebecca doll-- well-loved!
 For snack, we had Challah bread, you can find the recipe here. In the first class, we had honey and butter on it. In the second class, a mom made a dip for it, and it was delicious! Here is the recipe:

Challah Spread
8 oz Whipped Cream Cheese (whipped is easiest to stir! can buy at store)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla

Combine all ingredients together until well blended. Dip hot (or cold) Challah in it. Enjoy! 
 We also worked on our geography notebooks. You can find the U.S. map here.
You can find the Russia flag page here.
You can find the New York page here.
I was so glad I remembered crayons this time! :-D
 The 2:00 class, beginning to hand-sew...

 Sisters doing their hand-sewing...
 My daughter Mallory gets to be in my class this year! She is (above) working on her geography pages.

It was a great first class! I did not have a Jewish speaker, like I originally thought, but read a story about Shabbat from The Family Treasury of Jewish Holidays, by Malka Druker and Nancy Patz. The girls (and moms) seemed to enjoy it! It went by too quickly, and I am looking forward to discussing Rebecca and Ana next week!

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