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Thursday, March 24, 2016

American Girl class: Julie week 3 (time #2)

This week in our American Girl class, we discussed Happy New Year, Julie!, the third book in the Julie series. After we reviewed the book, we discussed the Chinese New Year that Julie shared with Ivy. I was bummed because I forgot my phone in the car during the first class, so I didn't get any pictures! OOPS! I did get some of the 2:00 class though... Sorry!

Our Craft this week was "God’s Eyes", which they discussed on page 6. The best directions I found online here. I gave each girl two craft sticks and two lengths of yarn that were about 6 yards long each. After we glued the sticks into an X, we started winding the yarn in the pattern for the god's eye. The girls liked this craft and thought it was hard at first. Once they got the hang of it, it went quickly! The toughest part was figuring out how to tie the hanger and knot at the end.
 I'm so thankful for my mom helpers in each class and their patience! I couldn't do some crafts without their extra help! We talked about how we made God's eyes too when we were kids! Since it is not Christmas time, we told the girls they could hang them in their bedroom, a window or give them as a gift!

 We also made Red Envelopes out of Origami paper. I used directions found online here. I printed money on my home printer so they could each have a "dollar" to put inside the envelope just like Ivy in our book. I found the printable money here.
 Folding the envelopes... the girls agreed that this origami folding was much easier than the origami crane we made a few weeks ago!
 These are my fortunes from my cookies... not so much fortunes as truths or idioms...
 This is my example of a god's eye. The girls' crafts all turned out well!

It was another fun class, only three more weeks of Julie left! But we have NO class next week, for Spring Break!

He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers.

Deuteronomy 11:12
It is a land the Lord your God cares for; the eyes of the Lord your God are continually on it from the beginning of the year to its end.

Isaiah 49:5
And now the Lord says— he who formed me in the womb to be his servant to bring Jacob back to him and gather Israel to himself, for I am honored in the eyes of the Lord and my God has been my strength—

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