Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Different Kind of Advent Calendar

In addition to our secular holiday Advent calendar we’re adding something new this year.  I couldn’t pass up this adorable hat and mitten string Advent Calendar at an after-Christmas sale one year, but have never used it.  Then I had … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Play Set Craft

Our books: All of the links for these crafts can be found on my Pinterest Thanksgiving board. Linking up with: 

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Learning With Literature: Angelina Ballerina

I have a 5 year old daughter who loves all things ballet. Thus, the idea for Angelina Ballerina Week.  I packed Mommy’s Book Bag with some Angelina supplies:  a stack of Angelina books, by Katherine Holabird, and a little Angelina … Continue reading

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Thankful Tree

I’ve been so inspired by all the wonderful ideas for Thankful Trees on Pinterest this year. There are so many beautiful, creative ideas.  Here’s our version. Materials used: Tags:  scrapbooking paper, tag punch, embroidery thread Tree and container:  copper colored, … Continue reading

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Homeschooling With a Toddler, Part 2

I just realized something. Homeschooling with a toddler around is getting easier. Shhhh!  Don’t tell him I said that.  I just had to share that, for all the lamenting I did last year about how hard it was.  And it … Continue reading

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The New Kingdom of Egypt

This weeks’ ancient history studies found us learning about some amazing people in ancient Egyptian history: King Tutankhamen, otherwise known as King Tut, and Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female pharoah.  The kids were fascinated with them both. Tutankhamen became a pharoah … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Calendar Activities

We’ve been doing lots of calendar activities this school year, learning about the date, days of the week, months of the year and all sorts of holidays.  Here’s our wall calendar: We sing two songs each time we do the … Continue reading

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