Around the time of the Superbowl, I did the Amanda Bennett Football Frenzy Unit Study with the boys.
For the week of Valentine’s Day, I decided to take it easy with Princess and just have fun doing a few preschool Valentine’s Day activities. We read lots of books and did some fun crafts and learning activities. She really enjoyed all the things that we did and it was a lot of fun for me also. A few times, the older kids even joined in!
I just finished up a really fun 3-week long study with Princess on the book Owl Babies and we also explored all about owls. If you know me well, you know that I absolutely love owls and so this was so much fun for me!
Popstar finished up Chapter 4 of her Beyond Five in a Row Book, Homer Price for school back in October.
We typically do our Gingerbread Houses in December as a fun Christmas activity. But this year somehow, we didn’t get around to them. We had bought the kit already, so the other week when we were having a rough day and no one felt much like doing bookwork for school, I pulled the kit out. My how that simple thing turned our whole day around!
Popstar finished up Chapter 3 in her Beyond Five in a Row book, Homer Price, for school back in October.
We’ve been participating in the Five in a Row Christmas Ornaments Exchange for over 5 years now and it’s always so exciting for the kids! We sign up on the Forums at Fiveinarow.com . There is usually someone who volunteers to coordinate the exchange and they will have a sign up form in late summer. We always do both Domestic and International lists, which makes it a lot of fun because your ornaments go all over the world and you receive ones as well! It’s so fun to look at the return address and see what state they are from!
We’ve kept all of our ornaments and we have a small Christmas Tree that we set up in our school room to put them all on. Here is our tree this year:
Back in October, I rowed the Before Five in a Row book “If Jesus Came To My House” with Princess. We only spent one week on this book, I typically like to spend two weeks but it all worked out ok and Princess loved this book and our activities so much!
When we think of Thanksgiving, especially the first one we always remember the Indians (Native Americans) who ate with the Pilgrims. Day #17 of the 25 Days of Thanksgiving Series is all about Native American Indians.
I decided to include Candy Corn as Day #16 in the 25 Days of Thanksgiving Series. I know that Candy Corn is usually associated with Halloween, but it is such a fun fall treat that I thought it would be a good one to have with this series. There are so many fun crafts and snacks that go with candy corn, although there really aren’t any children’s books that focus just on candy corn.