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Friday, November 25, 2016

Weekly Recap: Thanksgiving Week

Last weekend was busy but fun.  We had lots to do on Saturday, and I got to try the Thanksgiving waffle from Waffle Love!  Then a good friend I haven't seen in a while showed up on my doorstep.  That was a wonderful surprise!  Sunday my children got to do their Primary Program again at the assisted living home nearby.

We had a short school week this past week.  Only two days!  Monday was history day and we learned more about the Revolutionary War, specifically when Washington crossed the Delaware and the battles of Trenton and Princeton.  We talked about pressing forward and being a "summer soldier", and read some Thomas Paine.  Our homeschool neighbors offered us some books they didn't need anymore and my kids had a great time looking through them!

Tuesday was a literature lesson about Theseus and the Minotaur, as well as Daedalus and Icarus.  We talked about how we show pride when we compare ourselves to others and when we disobey.  This turned out to be a really good discussion for the day because of some incidents I will only refer to as "the bad day".

Everyone was in a much better mood and more cooperative the next day as we prepared some pies for Thanksgiving.  We had a wonderful afternoon Thursday with family as we celebrated the holiday.  BYUtv showed Winter Thaw which turned out to be a wonderful video of Leo Tolstoy's story Martin the Cobbler.

Today was Friday and we had a lazy day of cleaning up the backyard, taking down the trampoline for winter, reading, and playing.  We ended the day with Thanksgiving dinner leftovers and watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas on TV.

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  1. "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is an annual favorite at our house too. :-) Sounds like you had a busy week with a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing it on Homeschool Highlights. I'm thankful for you and for all the bloggers who have been so faithful to link up each week!

  2. how did you make those... what are they... paper ribbons???? They look neat and I'm really curious.

    1. Those are my daughter's creations, from a book she received as a gift once. This is the book, she says it's a lot of fun!