Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! The photo is from a turkey making contest we had at work. The art and music teachers worked together to make the above turkey and won first place. Have a great holiday.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

a Christmas idea

I realize it is not yet December yet, but there are plenty of things around us reminding us Christmas is coming. This is an idea about reading and Christmas. You need 24 (or 25) Christmas books. Then what you do is wrap each book individually and set them on a bookshelf. Beginning December 1, your child can choose a book to open and then for you to read aloud. Most kids would LOVE the idea of opening a different present each day, and this could be done instead of a traditional advent calendar. I found this idea in a book a while back, but unfortunately do not know the source. If anyone else does, I would love to know. If you are looking for some ideas for Christmas books, look at my post here from last Christmas. I am doing a modified form of this with two of my classes at school.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

books, books, books

My sisters and I talk often about books(see their blogs here and here). Children's books, novels, quilt books, name it, it has probably been brought up. So has the topic of writing books. I have written one-it was a project for one of my classes in my senior year of college. My nephews love it because it is about when I was little and growing up on the farm. I think if I was going to write a book it would be a picture book or a book on how to spend less money though a novel wouldn't be out of the question. If you were writing a book, what would it be about?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

happy November

Happy November! Some things I like about November are Thanksgiving, sweater weather, and this year daylight savings time. I get an extra hour on Saturday night to sleep. What do you like about November?