Getting ready for Thanksgiving

I’m probably going to fail at blogging during the holidays; I already feel like I’ve fallen behind, and Thanksgiving is still ten days away!  We only did two days of school last week because my mom and her husband came to visit on Thursday and stayed through the weekend, but fortunately I’d planned ahead and so was organized for school today.

We’re starting to talk about Thanksgiving this week.  Little T will be home with us all next week, so I’m doing some “heavier” reading with Mr. S this week.  The three books we’re reading are:

By “serious”, I simply mean picture books with an emphasis on history.  Next week we’ll be reading more “fun” books, which are Thanksgiving-related but a bit more on the silly side.

We’re doing some fun crafts this week too – today we made a turkey from leaves and a pine cone from our yard (fortunately I had the foresight to pick these up on Saturday when we were playing in the back yard, because it’s rainy today and we wouldn’t have been able to do it if we’d waited); Wednesday we’ll make a pilgrim mouse using a toilet paper roll, and on Thursday we’ll make a teepee to go along with our reading of Squanto’s Journey.

Tomorrow is the last day of the homeschool art/music/drama co-op before the holidays; on Friday night, the families are getting together for dinner and to watch the kids’ presentations – it should be really cute, I’m looking forward to it!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Tanya Taylor
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 02:17:55

    Hello! Thanks for visiting me today; thought I’d stop by your place as well! I like your blog – very honest & real!

    God Bless,
    Tanya

    Reply

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