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Thursday, February 20, 2014

American Girl class: Caroline week 5

This week in American Girl class, we discussed book 5 in the series, Caroline's Battle. We had two crafts this week which related to the story somewhat...

Our craft was sewing a needlepoint star on card stock. I found a star image here. I traced it and made dotted lines for the girls to stitch on, then copied the image on card stock. We gave each girl and needle and length of thread to stitch with. We found it was different than stitching on fabric. The girls took varied amounts of time doing this. It was interesting to me how some girls were slow and meticulous and others finished it fairly quickly.

We also discussed "The Star- Spangled Banner" and the girls colored this 1814 flag, which I printed for each of them. I also found the lyrics of the song and read them while the girls colored. We discussed the stars on the flag, counting the lower number of states in the union then. I read from the back of the book in the history section how Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the poem, from which the "Star-Spangled Banner" was taken. It is really only the first stanza of the poem!

 Working on the star stitching...
 Eating snack (recipe below)...
 Some finishing stars, some working on the flag coloring...
 The 2:00 class, working on the stars...

 For snack we had Burnt Sugar cake. I found the recipe here. It looked so good! It had a different taste, not as caramelized as we thought, but still good!

 Coloring the flag...
Another fantastic, patriotic American Girl class! I sure enjoy teaching these girls and seeing their friendships develop!

Next week is our last Caroline class before we begin Josefina! The semester is zipping right by!


Genesis 1:16
God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.

Daniel 12:3
Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, likethe stars for ever and ever.

Philippians 2:14-16

Do everything without grumbling or arguing,  so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.

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