Tuesday, December 2, 2008

We're Back!

Last week ended up being pretty light - I had to cancel school on Monday because my daughter was under mommy-imposed quarantine. We had already agreed that we wouldn't meet on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, so that left Tuesday as our only school day.

During Circle Time, Miss K and the kids talked about all of the things they are grateful for, and then they created this thankfulness tree:

In a twist on the cutting activity of old, I gave the kids strips of red, yellow, and orange paper that they cut into small pieces, which they then used to make Indian corn:

Finally, for Arts & Crafts, in a combination of both thankfulness and corn :), the kids created these cute little ears of corn with foam shapes and sequins:

Yesterday morning, our local MOPS group held its annual Birthday Party for Jesus, which we all attended. Today we were all back together, and I'll post more about it tomorrow. Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving!


Jamie said...

Love the thankfulness tree. Is it made from foam?

Hannah said...

I want to thank you for publishing your blog, and updating it so frequently. I've been following on and off since you started, and find it very inspiring. Mostly because I have also begun homeschooling my children using Montessori. And I also have two preschoolers and a baby (well, almost toddler now). And I have (just one) other child come to join us three days a week. I would love to be able to talk to you more about it (well, email at least!). If you are interested, I think my email address will be posted or able to be found from this comment. Thanks!

Jennie said...


It is foam, and I thought it turned out really well, too - thanks!

Hannah, unfortunately, your email address didn't come through in the comment. I'm going to leave a comment over at your blog so that you'll have mine. I'm glad you're enjoying the blog, and it's so neat to "meet" someone else who's doing almost the same thing we are!

Xia said...

I love the corn and the tree. Beautiful work.