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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Preparing for Marie-Grace and Cecile

This fall semester I am preparing to teach about another new set of American Girls! They are Marie-Grace and Cecile, and they are living in New Orleans. Marie-Grace is partly French and speaks French sometimes with her father. Cecile is a person of color, but not a slave in that time period. It will be a fun series! I am not into French things at all, so I will be learning alongside the girls! I am looking forward to our first class beginning next week!


Marie-Grace Gardner & Cecile Rey, girls from New Orleans (1853)

Book 1: Meet Marie-Grace   9/2/2014
Intro to New Orleans, map; French words, Geography notebooks 
Craft: decorate masks 
Snack: Beignets, fruit

Book 2: Meet Cecile 9/9/2014
Slaves vs. people of color; show parasol; dance video
Craft: (fairy wings?)
Snack: French toast & peach compote

Book 3: Marie-Grace and the Orphans 9/16/2014
Sing lullaby
Craft: Doll baby blanket (hand-sew)
Snack: Peppermint stick, crisp cookie

Book 4: Cecile’s Gift 9/23/2014
Read poetry, act out play (Little Red Riding Hood)
Craft: Draw self-portrait
Snack: Tea cakes

Book 5: Marie-Grace Makes a Difference 9/30/2014
Show Handkerchief, sing
Craft: Tignon head wrap
Snack: figs, baguette, lemonade

Book 6: Troubles for Cecile 10/7/2014
Read poetry, listen to harp music
Craft: Lace crown OR Cameo necklace

Snack: crepes
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Exodus 2:7-9
Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?”

“Yes, go,” she answered. So the girl went and got the baby’s mother. Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you.” So the woman took the baby and nursed him.


Matthew 9:24-26

(Jesus) said, “Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep.” But they laughed at him. After the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took the girl by the hand, and she got up. News of this spread through all that region.

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