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Thursday, February 14, 2013

American Girl Class: Molly Week 3

This week in our American Girl class, we discussed Molly's Surprise, book three in our series. After we discussed our book, we made our craft which was the pipe cleaner ornament as found on p. 62. It was pretty easy for most of the girls. I didn't give them all Christmas colored pipe cleaners, so they could use the ornament to decorate their room if they wanted. They just bent the pipe cleaners into a star type shape. We bent one pipe cleaner around our finger as a hanger.

Then we had snack which was Cinnamon Sticky Buns, as Molly ate in the book. The girls really liked them! One of the moms made the rolls from scratch, and one of the moms used pre made rolls for the recipe. There were several recipes online, I recommended this one here.
The cinnamon sticky bun... yum!
One girl hung hers on her bag-- :-D

After our snack, I taught the girls how to address an envelope (p. 12) and then we wrote a letter to their Dads. Molly does this in the first chapter of the book, and I thought it would be a good thing to teach the girls. I think in this day and age of emails, texts and phone calls, letters and letter-writing is getting to be a lost art. I think it is still important for students to learn to write a letter. 

 Girls writing letters to their dads...
 Since we don't have a whiteboard in our room, I brought a small one from home that I could hang on the wall with a tack. This worked well, and the girls could look at how to spell our town's name. I also have a list of their addresses which was very useful this class time!
 Some of the girls put some nice detail into their letters, and others had a harder time writing much. I am sure their Dads will enjoy the letters. I put stamps on them when I got home, and hope they will go out in the mail soon. Most of the girls wrote Valentine's day greetings since our class was just before Valentine's Day this year.

Here is the 2:00 class...

Here is my sample of what I wrote on my white board...
It was another fun class day... the time went by quickly! I had thought about singing "Joy to the World" but we ran out of time! I hope the Dads enjoy their letters!

2 Corinthians 3:2
You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody.

2 Corinthians 3:3
You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

Hebrews 13:22
Brothers, I urge you to bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written you only a short letter.

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