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Archive for December, 2010

Sock Elves!

December 12, 2010
Sock Elves!

The first time my son came home with a sock elf, it was so funny, we made one for the whole family that Christmas!  Sock elves are very easy to make and only require a few items. Materials: a sock in any color – if you use a child’s sock, it will be a...
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Colonial American Craft – Sewing Mob Caps and Pouches

December 12, 2010
Colonial American Craft – Sewing Mob Caps and Pouches

Sewing  Mob Caps and Pouches Materials: piece of fabric approximately 24″ round thread and needle Steps: To make a single mob cap we cut out circles that were approximately 24″ around.  This would fit around the head of most young children but if you need more (lots of hair, big head…) adjust the size...
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Are we Ready for French Toast Anyone?

December 11, 2010
Are we Ready for French Toast Anyone?

A Study on France Kick-offed with French Toast Venee and I wanted to surprise our students and prepare French Toast for them.  So Monday morning we were whipping up the eggs and pouring orange juice  before your students had arrived.  We had put a sign in the hallway, “Mademaiselles and Monsieurs, Sil vous plait...
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French History Hide ‘n Seek

December 10, 2010
French History Hide ‘n Seek

Studying French History I what my students to learn about Napoleon Bonaparte and what he did for France, the artists that have offered so much to the world, what the feudal system was and so much more but how?  I could make them all do reports or research them online or in the encyclopedia’s...
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A Chef Hat to Help Create the Mood

December 9, 2010
A Chef Hat to Help Create the Mood

Chef Hats for our Cooking Adventure We made chef hats together with our students.  They loved wearing them and they were so easy to make. Materials: a piece of stiff white paper (we used paper from the Scrap  Box) big enough to around the head a piece of white tissue paper stapler clear tape...
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For our French Immersion Day we Prepared Lunch

December 8, 2010
For our French Immersion Day we Prepared Lunch

French Immersion Day The students love to cook and we couldn’t do a unit on France without cooking!  We have our students divided into 6 multi-aged groups that we use for clean up groups and other activities.  Each group selected a culinary treat to be responsible for bring in the supplies and ingredients.  The...
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Colonial America – Journal Prompts

December 6, 2010
Colonial America – Journal Prompts

Journal Prompts Children long ago wrote in their journals about what they did that day, just like children do now. Giving children topics to write about sometimes helps them experience or see life through someone else’s eyes especially when life in colonial times was so different then life for a child now. The following...
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Colonial America – Riddles

December 2, 2010
Colonial America – Riddles

Colonial American Riddles My students liked trying to figure out these riddles and got much better at them with practice. After your child gets comfortable with them, ask them if they would like to make up some themselves. Riddles: What flies up, but is always down? When is a boy most like a bear?...
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Colonial America – Famous Quotes

December 1, 2010
Colonial America – Famous Quotes

Famous Quotes Benjamin Franklin was famous for his quotes that summed up everyday lessons.  Here are some quotes from the colonial times that still have meaning today.  See if your child can figure out the meaning or use them for journal topics. Never put off until tomorrow what can be done today. A place...
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