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Thursday, April 10, 2014

American Girl class: Josefina #2 Week 4

This week in American Girl class, we discussed book four in the Josefina series, Happy Birthday, Josefina. After we talked about the book, we began  our craft. The craft for this week was coiled clay pots. I bought air dry clay at the craft store, and I bought two blocks, one for each class. One block was just right for 7-8 girls. This craft is another one from Josefina's Craft Book.

I n preparation for the class, I put vinyl tablecloths on the tables. I was glad I did, it made for easier clean-up. I also had cups of water for the girls to dip their fingers in, and knives for them to cut with. The girls mostly liked the craft. Some of the pots got a little wobbly toward the top, but we worked on reinforcing them. The girls took them home and they should dry in a few days. They can use them to keep earrings or something small in!

For snack this week, we had hot mint tea and sweet Biscochitos cookies. You can find the recipe here. One of the moms made them without cookie cutters and the other used cookie cutters. They were delicious! Josefina had these cookies and hot mint tea with her Tia Magdelena in the book we read.
 The girls also had time to work on their weaving looms. The small rugs are coming along nicely. I enjoy seeing the patterns and colors the girls use in their weaving.
 One of the moms had a lap loom at home that she bought to show the girls. It was neat to see! We also felt an authentic sheepskin and looked at their homemade doll.
 The 2:00 class...
 Getting started rolling and coiling the "snakes"...

 A finished pot, it looks great!

Weaving and giggling with friends...

We only have two more weeks left of class for the semester! I am going to miss these girls and their smiles and laughter each week.

Lamentations 4:2
How the precious children of Zion, once worth their weight in gold, are now considered as pots of clay, the work of a potter’s hands!

Isaiah 64:8
Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.

Romans 9:21
Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?

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