I’m taking a pottery class with a friend of mine though the local community school. We are doing the best we can to learn the techniques kinda on our own. The “teacher” isn’t much help. She’s not a fan of “beginners.” My friend and I have stuck out this 8 week session but starting next week we’ll be moving on to another high school, and hopefully a better teacher. We would love to learn the basics of the potter’s wheel. It’s not an easy thing to do but it is very fun!
I was looking around this morning for a site with Christmas activities and found a great one. I thought I’d share. This will keep us busy and help us complete the Christmas lapbook we’ve been working on. Have a great day!
I thought I’d share this information.
A fellow homeschool mom put in a lot of work to gather these links. So much information!
Download the PDF below.
Decorating cut-out cookies gets more fun each year!
Our trip to the library yesterday produced some good stuff. The kids were excited to pick up some books on Thanksgiving. We even found a couple neat videos. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and another called, William Bradford – The First Thanksgiving. Now that we are a week into November, it’s starting to feel like the holidays are upon us. I think we are going to relax a little, and just learn more about Thanksgiving for a couple weeks. Before we know it, we’ll be packing into the car driving north to see family.
We’ve been working on a fall lapbook. I think we’ll expand on that more. I also have more crafts, and baking planned. The kids get so excited to bake or when I tell them we have a project for the afternoon. Last year, I wanted to do more with a Thanksgiving unit but we were back from grandma’s house and getting ready for Christmas before I could blink. It’s amazing how fast time goes.
I was sent a really neat link to a site called Reading A-Z where they are giving away a Presidential Election Package. They suggest the package will “Help students understand how the United States elects a president every four years. Read leveled biographies on 2008’s Republican and Democratic candidates. Students cast their own ballots, discover how the electoral process works, combine math and map skills, and learn about past presidents, too.”
At 4 and 5, my kids are a little young to get too deep into this presidential election but, I wanted to share the link.