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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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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 – the Virginia Reel

November 28, 2010
Colonial America – the Virginia Reel

Virginia Reel Children usually think of assemblies as when the whole school gathers together. But in Colonial times an assembly would be a gathering for dancing. My students enjoyed doing the Virginia Reel. I adapted the steps to make it less complicated and still have the feeling of the reel. Virginia Reel – My...
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Harry Potter – Trading Cards

November 26, 2010
Harry Potter – Trading Cards

Harry Potter Trading Cards My reading group is enjoying reading “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and to capitalize on their interest we are making trading cards for the characters.  The group discussed what is usually on a trading card and how they should do them.  It was interesting to watch them decide to...
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Colonial America Craft – Sampler

October 31, 2010
Colonial America Craft – Sampler

Samplers Samplers were a way to show how well a child could sew. Learning to sew and embroider was necessary for making clothes, napkins and linens. Samplers usually had a short verse, the child’s name and date on it and were finished with a border using a variety of stitches. There are 2 versions...
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Colonial America Crafts – Stenciling

October 30, 2010
Colonial America Crafts – Stenciling

  The Art of Stenciling Paint was scarce in colonial times. Stenciling was a way to decorate bare walls and furniture that didn’t require much paint. The pineapple was a traditional symbol of colonial hospitality. Materials needed: Colonial pineapple pattern paper plate for the paint scissors sponge -cut into 2 for 2 colors or...
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Colonial America – Tax Collecting

October 26, 2010
Colonial America – Tax Collecting

Colonial America Tax Collecting To help you child get a feel of how arbitrary taxes were in colonial times, do the following activity.  This activity works great with a group of children. Materials needed: Make a chart with the following suggested items to tax – be creative,  what would make an impact with the...
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