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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

American Girl: Preparing for Molly

I am busy right now getting ready for our co-op classes to begin soon. This semester in American Girl class, we will be discussing the girls Molly and Julie. It should be a fun semester! I am looking forward to seeing my students again soon!

Here is my plan for Molly for this semester:

Molly McIntire who schemes and dreams on the homefront during World War Two. (1944)

Book 1: Meet Molly
Theme: Pearl Harbor Attack, beginning of World War Two
Craft: Crepe Paper Hula Skirts (white muslin, crepe paper)
Snack: Popcorn balls and apples

Book 2: Molly Learns a Lesson
Theme: Flag Salute/ “America The Beautiful” song, 
War Message (p. 67)
Craft: Tied Polar Fleece blankets to donate (from kits)-- Project Linus?
Snack: Boston Brown Bread with Raisins

Book 3: Molly’s Surprise
Theme: Christmas; Dad being away for prolonged time period
Craft: Pipe cleaner ornament (in book 3); how to address an envelope
Snack: Cinnamon Sticky Buns; sing “Joy to The World”?

Book 4: Happy Birthday, Molly!
Theme: Princess Tea Party;   blackout drill?
Craft: Crowns; Jump ropes from clothesline
Snack: Margarine sandwiches, lemon tart & tea with sugar

Book 5: Molly Saves The Day
Theme: Summer Camp; play “Capture the Flag?”
Craft: Sit-upons with oil cloth & duct tape
Snack: Ice Cream Cones

Book 6: Changes for Molly
Theme: End of the War, Read from Welcome to Molly’s World 
and Don’t Know Much about American History; Sadako and the Paper Cranes;  
Geography Worksheets- Illinois; England
Craft: Origami (Cranes?)

Snack: Corn Dogs

Of course, things may change, but this is the plan for now!

Psalm 20:4
May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
Psalm 33:11
But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

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