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Winter Wonderland Week Three – Bird Feeders

This week we delved deeper into what winter is and how different animals survive during colder months. The two books we focused on were Hibernation and How Do You Know It’s Winter? Both books were fairly short, but packed with great information. For our growth mindset book, we checked out The Most Magnificent Thing. It’s …

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Harvest Unit Week Twelve – Thanksgiving

We started out this week by playing airplane, which gave me a chance to combine learning letters, numbers, manners, food serving, geography, and singing all in one lesson. Not too bad for a Monday! I made little boarding passes with Name/Seat/Destination on them, and numbered our rows with lowercase and uppercase letters. The girls chose …

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Slowing Down and Enjoying December

November and December are two of the busiest months of the year for us, at least until summer starts. Maybe the whole year is crazy busy now that I think about it. There’s something about these two months, though, that make me want to draw in and stay close to home, but there are get-togethers, …

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Harvest Unit Week Ten – The Ox-Cart Man and Self Sufficiency

This week, our main book, The Ox-Cart Man, was about a self-sufficient family and focused on the father traveling once a year to sell everything the family had made during the last year.Inspired by this book, we looked for ways we could be self-sufficient this week. That led us to make rose water, rose hydrosol, …

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Harvest Unit Week Nine – More Pumpkins

This week, we focused on pumpkins again. The two pumpkin books we read were The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steve Kroll and Pumpkin Circle by George Levenson. The Biggest Pumpkin Ever is a story about two mice who are both taking care of a pumpkin at different times of day, unaware of each other. Pumpkin …

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Harvest Unit Week Eight and a Half – Seasons and Live Music

We split week eight over two weeks to give us extra time to complete all the activities for this week. We finished up our study on leaves by reading “The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree” and “How Do You Know It’s Fall?”, and then we made Four Season Trees from Easy Peasy and Fun. We got …

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