Friday, November 2, 2007

Thanksgiving Unit Study


Links/Websites: Loads of fun Thanksgiving activities for the younger set: games, puzzles and crafts. Find Thanksgiving craft projects, discussion ideas, language arts activities, songs and more. Art, games, math & science, songs & finger play, make a recipe book with kids favorite recipes, and dramatic play Craft project for little kids to make table decorations that resemble turkeys. These crafts projects are for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children. The crafts use materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc. Print out these pages from ABCTeach to have a complete unit study for a young child. Create this easy and colorful booklet in your home and write down what you are most thankful for this year. lesson plans stories of the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving, turkeys to take home, holiday pictures for the kids to print and color, tasty holiday recipes and e-greeting cards to send your friends and family crafts, family fun, clipart and much more history, traditions, and customs the Pilgrims 1621 Thanksgiving Pilgrim clothing an interactive on the first Thanksgiving, voyage on the Mayflower, look into their daily life, learn about the Thanksgiving feast. virtual tour of the Plimoth Plantation Mayflower history including a passenger list. recreate the first thanksgiving feast, recipes included Plymouth history Wampanoag history (Native American group—New England) articles, lesson ideas, site reviews, books, crafts, clipart and much more crafts, activities, recipes and much more history, crafts, activities, parades, and much more Thanksgiving unit study for older kids about life as a colonial kid, see how the pilgrims dressed writing sheets, songs, recipes, crafts, vocabulary builders, games, lesson plans, and much more activities for the younger grades --songs, poems, art, math activities and much more for the younger grades. links to lessons, units, worksheets, clip art and other resources Kindergarten level--Thanksgiving mini unit younger grades unit study activities for all grades books, music, and tons of links lesson plans and activities on Pilgrims and Native Americans crafts, activities and lesson plans -- Thanksgiving story on pdfs –first Thanksgiving table manners and the type of meal. day in the life of kids at the Plimouth Plantation facts on the first
Thanksgiving kdg./1st grade level unit of crafts, activities and lessons.

Books: (this is just a small selection of the books that are available)
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving at the Tappletons’
A Turkey for Thanksgiving
The First Thanksgiving
Don’t Know Much about Pilgrims
If You Were At the First Thanksgiving
Its Thanksgiving (I Can Read Book 3)
P is for Pilgrim: A Thanksgiving Alphabet
Thanksgiving on Thursday(Magic Tree House Book)
The Story of Thanksgiving
The Mayflower Secret: William Bradford (Trailblazer Books #26)—(older kids book or read aloud)
If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620
Sarah Morton’s Day: day in the life of a Pilgrim Girl
Samuel Eaton’s Day: day in the life of a Pilgrim Boy

We Gather Together
For the Beauty of the Earth
Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow
Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
Give Thanks

Acrostic Poem using “Thanksgiving”
Imagine yourself on the Mayflower write a story about what life is like on the Mayflower
Create your own first Thanksgiving feast, cook up some of the dishes that the Pilgrims ate on that day.
Make a turkey craft
Make a book of blessings---shape book from abc teach.
Do a Thanksgiving themed Lapbook

Facts/People/Terms to know:
Governor William Bradford
Wampanoag Indians
Life on the Plantation
Foods that were served at 1st Thanksgiving
Hardships of the Pilgrims
How did the Indians help the Pilgrims?

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


I am sharing my chocolates and birthday cake with everyone today! ALL is calorie free!! Enjoy! and celebrate another day of life that God has given to all of us!

My plans for the day: laundry and schooling kids and partying!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

**This is just a plan and plans have the ability to change at the cook's discretion! Last week's menus seemed to go off without too much changing around! This week is planned with what I have on hand! There are good sales this week and so I might be heading to the store later in the week as Wednesday is payday and I'll need food for next week's plans. Lunches listed below are for the kids and I, dh's lunches are not included as he normally will just take what leftovers are available. A special thanks to Laura-Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Monday!**

Breakfast: eggs, bacon, hash browns, cinnamon rolls
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: Saucy Pork Chops, rice, peas
Snack: "snack basket"

Breakfast: cereal, apple cider donuts(kids got them at Awana last night!)
Lunch: sandwich and chips
Dinner: lemon pepper chicken, boiled potatoes, corn
Snack: "snack basket"

Breakfast: pancakes, sausage
Lunch: ??? (hoping for a birthday lunch! LOL)
Dinner:Burgers/hotdogs, homemade pan fries, carrots
Snack: homemade shakes (my birthday treat instead of cake!)

Breakfast: cereal, toast
Lunch: pizza rolls
Dinner: pork roast, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, homemade bread
Snack: "snack basket"

Breakfast: bagels, fruit or cereal
Lunch: soup and grilled cheese
Dinner: chicken tenders/fish sandwiches, fries, corn
Snack: "snack basket"

Friday (11-2)
Breakfast: waffles and fruit
Lunch: sandwich, chips OR leftovers
Dinner:oven fried chicken, mac & cheese, peas
Snack: @ a friend's open house(they just moved into a new house and have invited friends over to see it!)

Breakfast: "Cook's Choice"
Lunch: ??? probably leftovers ???
Dinner: tacos
Snack: popcorn

Singing Sunday(Monday)

**very busy weekend at my house! I didn't even make it to my computer yesterday! Here is a song that I heard on the radio the other day that I thought I would share.***

Sold Out Believer
by Mark Heimermann, Clay Crosse and Regie Hamm

You can live your life in a different world
Spend your time lookin' for a different girl
Carry on like there ain't no tomorrow
You can take your mind to a different plane
Push it to the edge and forget your name
Lose it all and you will beg, steal or borrow
But I don't want to live that way
Be another helpless stray
I'm lookin' for the truth today
And it's somethin' I've been prayin' for

I wanna be a sold out believer
I wanna follow my Lord completely
I don't wanna waste another day
I gotta love Him all the way
I want to be a sold out believer

You can put your faith in the moon and stars
Say there's really nothin' to the very scars
That belong to the hands of the Father
You can say the man wasn't what he seemed
Callin' Him a fool with a crazy dream
And in the end He was just another martyr
But let me tell you how I feel
I believe His love can heal
Yeah I know what He did was real
And it's somethin' I've been livin' for

Repeat chorus

I gotta give my all
Don't wanna go half way
I gotta show my love
Don't have to be afraid
Gotta lay it on the line
Workin' overtime believer
But let me tell you how I feel
I believe His love can heal
Yeah I know what He did was real
And it's somethin' I've been dyin' for