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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Preparing for Molly- American Girl

Our co-op classes have had a nice break for Christmas, but we will getting back into classes in a few weeks! I am busy reading the books before classes begin, firming up my lesson plans and getting papers ready to give to the girls (and parents) about what we will study this semester. Here is my tentative plan for Molly, the American Girl from 1944. I will add dates to this plan before I print it for the girls. I am looking forward to learning more about the World War Two era! (A little sneak peek for my moms and girls!)

Molly McIntire who schemes and dreams on the homefront during World War Two. (1944)

Book 1: Meet Molly
Theme: Pearl Harbor Attack, beginning of World War Two
Craft: Crepe Paper Hula Skirts (white muslin, crepe paper)
Snack: Popcorn balls and apples

Book 2: Molly Learns a Lesson
Theme: Flag Salute/ “America The Beautiful” song, War Message (p. 67)
Craft: Tied Polar Fleece blankets to donate (from kits)-- Project Linus?
Snack: Boston Brown Bread with Raisins

Book 3: Molly’s Surprise
Theme: Christmas; Dad being away for prolonged time period
Craft: Pipe cleaner ornament (in book 3); how to address an envelope
Snack: Cinnamon Sticky Buns; sing “Joy to The World”?

Book 4: Happy Birthday, Molly!
Theme: Princess Tea Party;   blackout drill?
Craft: Crowns; Jump ropes from clothesline
Snack: Margarine sandwiches, lemon tart & tea with sugar

Book 5: Molly Saves The Day
Theme: Summer Camp; play “Capture the Flag?”
Craft: Sit-upons with oil cloth & duct tape
Snack: Ice Cream Cones

Book 6: Changes for Molly
Theme: End of the War, Read from Welcome to Molly’s World and Don’t Know Much about American History; Sadako and the Paper Cranes;  Geography Worksheets- Illinois; England
Craft: Origami Cranes
Snack: Corn Dogs

Exodus 15:3
The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name.

Psalm 127:4
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.

Psalm 144:1
Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.

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