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Thursday, February 4, 2016

American Girl class: Molly week 2 (Time #2)

We had a fun class this week in American Girls! We read Molly Learns a Lesson (book 2 in the Molly series) for class this week. We talked about the book and I read the War message in the back of the book. I also read a few pages out of Welcome to Molly's World.

In the Molly book this week, she and her classmates take part in the Lend-A-Hand contest at their school and they knit squares for a blanket. I don't know how to knit, and wasn't about to try to teach the girls, so we made Polar Fleece blankets to donate instead! I looked at the polar fleece kits, and decided that they were more money than I wanted to spend. So I just picked out coordinating colors of polar fleece that I liked, and bought enough for four blankets. This worked out well since the classes are smaller this semester. I loved seeing the girls work together to cut and tie the blankets. Some of our scissors were not too sharp though, and that didn't help much! 

 Starting to cut and tie...

We made two blankets in each class, and the girls seemed to enjoy the craft! I got 1 1/2 yards of fleece in two colors for each blanket. I showed the girls how to cut one-inch strips that were about 3 inches long. They cut through two colors at one time. 

Showing off the finished products...
After we cut the strips- there were 3-4 girls working on each blanket-- then they tied the strips into double-knots. A few of the girls thought that was kinda hard. I was very thankful for my mom helpers who helped a bunch with this step-- and I did too! But it was a very fun craft, and we get to donate them! You can find out more about Project Linus here. I will be contacting someone with Project Linus soon to donate the blankets to children in hospitals or social service care. 

When we finished the blankets, we had Boston Brown Bread with Raisins for snack. I found several recipes here. The girls seemed to like the bread! We had butter on it, and water to drink. 

The girls are delightful and make me smile every week!

Next week we will get to celebrate Christmas! 

Matthew 25:35-40

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

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