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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Preparing for Rebecca, Time #2

This week was our registration day for American Girls and other classes at our co-op for this fall. I am excited to have a new group of girls to teach this semester. I have changed this outline a little bit from the last time I did this class. I changed a few things that didn't work or that we didn't have time to do. I hope it will be a great semester!


Rebecca Rubin, a Jewish girl from Russia (1914) outline- 6 weeks

Book 1: Meet Rebecca 9/15/2015
Theme: Shofar, holidays; Geography notebooks
Craft: Lace doilies with beige muslin and lace on edges
Snack: Challah bread

Book 2: Rebecca and Ana 9/22/2015
Craft: Russian nesting dolls, paint, brushes
U.S. Flags to wave;  Snack: bagels

Book 3: Candlelight for Rebecca 9/29/2015
Theme: Chanukah Read- Pearl’s 8 days of Chanukah
Craft: Dreidels (printed)- color & assemble; Make a Menorah;  Play dreidel game with gelt 
Snack: Candy dreidel assemble (for fun)

Book 4: Rebecca and the Movies 10/6/2015
Theme: Passover Read- The Four Questions, Song- “Dayneau”, teaching plate
Craft: 4 questions, hide Afikomen; Black framed name with star, word search
Snack: Charoset (to try); Egg Cremes

Book 5: Rebecca to the Rescue 10/13/2015
Theme: Coney Island Visit
Tickets & prizes- candy, bands, stickers, pencils
Craft: Paper bag for prizes, Crown Treat Basket
Snack: Root beer/ lemonade, coney dogs

Book 6: Changes for Rebecca 10/20/2015
Theme: Hollywood- Pictures
Craft: Leaf garland; Family book for Rebecca
Snack: Squeeze our own lemonade


*This outline may change without notice... If I can’t find the craft supplies I need or the snack recipes. My main intention with the crafts (and snacks) are to heighten the girls interest in learning about different periods of history. Hopefully the above collection of crafts will do just that!

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Esther 3:6
Yet having learned who Mordecai’s people were, he scorned the idea of killing only Mordecai. Instead Haman looked for a way to destroy all Mordecai’s people, the Jews, throughout the whole kingdom of Xerxes.

Esther 4:3
In every province to which the edict and order of the king came, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping and wailing. Many lay in sackcloth and ashes.

Matthew 27:37
Above his head they placed the written charge against him: This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.

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