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Thursday, February 12, 2015

American Girl: Addy week 3 (Time #2)

This week in our American Girl class we discussed Addy's Surprise, book three in the Addy series. It is a Christmas story, and was fun to hear about the differences between 1864 and today. 

In the book, Addy watches a shadow play at church, so we made shadow puppets! I got this idea from Addy's craft book. In the book there is a tracer of a girl's body, and one of the upper arm and the lower arm. I gave each girl a file folder, which is almost skin color. They each got four mini brads (you can find them at the craft stores) and three 12" thinner dowels. They traced the doll and the arm parts, and cut them out. Then they attached the brads to the arms, and colored the girl's hair, face and clothes.  It was fun to see the different designs the girls made for their doll. 
 Tracing and cutting...
 Coloring the dolls...
 After the dolls were all colored, they taped the dowels on the back at the bottom, and one of the back of each arm. Then the arms could move! The girls liked them!
 Our second craft was a red fleece scarf. They each got a piece of red fleece cut to 42 X 6". They trimmed the edges to be fringed. Addy gave her mom a scarf in our book, so that was why we made these. It was fitting that our class was right before Valentine's day, but it has been so warm this week-- in the 60's in the afternoons. Hopefully it will be cold again so the girls can wear them!
 Trimming the ends...
This sweet blond girl had a birthday last week and brought her new Samantha doll to class! It was very pretty, I'm sure she is looking forward to studying Samantha in a few weeks!

We had sweet potato pudding for snack. You can find a good recipe for it here. I'm not sure that our snack mom this week used that recipe or not, she sounded like she experimented a lot. It was pretty sweet and we liked it!

We are already halfway through Addy! I've been enjoying the books again, and several moms have told me that they've been enjoying reading them too. I like Addy and her story a lot! We'll discuss the birthday story next week!

Luke 6:38
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Luke 2:6-7
While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she (Mary) gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

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