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Thursday, April 9, 2015

American Girl class: Samantha Week 3 (time #2)

This past week our class for Samantha was quite enjoyable! After discussing Surprise for Samantha, we discussed calisthenics and the importance of sewing in the early 1900's. Then we began our craft, which was fancy fans this week, another craft in Samantha's Friendship Fun. The craft used one sheet of gift wrap, measuring30 X 4", a stapler, 2 thick craft sticks, a rubber band and a 6-inch piece of satin ribbon.

The girls folded the paper accordion style until they reached the end of the paper. Then I stapled all of the paper together for them (with several staples!), about 1/4" inch from the end. For the fan handle, the girls glued the sticks on each side of the fan, 1/4" above the staple. We wrapped a rubber band around the fan to keep it closed while it dried. The ribbon was tied around the handle to keep them fan open, and they can retie the ribbon to keep it closed.

 Folding the paper...
 When we finished the fans, we worked on our geography pages for Samantha. The girls each got a USA map, where they colored the state of New York, a New York state page to write about where Samantha lived in the state, and a New York state flag and flower page to color.
You can find them here, here and here.
 Geography pages...
 For our second craft, we made fun foam gingerbread men magnets. I found this pattern online, and printed four-six of them, and cut them out. Each girl got a small piece of fun foam (2 1/2 X 3") and a magnet strip. I found lengths of magnets at Jo-Ann's for really cheap! I used part of one 12 X 18" piece of brown fun foam for my class. The girls traced the gingerbread man, cut it out and colored on it with a marker. Then they applied the magnet to the back (it was already sticky). They really liked them!
 The gingerbread man craft...

I had thought of making tissue paper snowflakes, which was another craft from Samantha's Craft Book, but we ran out of time. Maybe next week! We only have 3 weeks left of Samantha before summer break!

2 Timothy 1:6
[Appeal for Loyalty to Paul and the Gospel] For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

Genesis 18:1
[ The Three Visitors ] The Lord appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day.

Isaiah 4:5-6
Then the Lord will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over everything the glory will be a canopy. It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain.

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