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.
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 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!
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.”
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.
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.