Friday, November 28, 2008

Weekly Report...Week 10 ...Thanksgiving Week


Thanksgiving could not have come at a better time for us. We needed a break from our regular school work. I knew the boys (and me too) still needed something to occupy our time or we would drive each other crazy so I planned out a mini Thanksgiving unit and created a lapbook for us to do. It was just what we needed.

The week started out with a nature walk. We rode our bikes and headed to some trails we had yet to explore. Let me just say, there is nothing like living in a town where there are more bikes than cars! We have so many safe bike trails to get you from one place to another. It's great!

During the week we cuddled on the couch and read "If You Were At The First Thanksgiving" by Anne Kamma. We also explored some fantastic websites that gave us more information about the voyage, daily life, and the Wampanoag Indians. The boys then completed the appropriate books to add to their lapbooks. Here are the finished products...




Thanksgiving day, itself, was wonderful. I decided to go ahead and make a Thanksgiving dinner. My last attempt at doing this was 9 years ago so this is the first Thanksgiving dinner the boys had that I cooked. Let me just say that I deserve a pat on the ba
ck! It actually turned out good! I couldn't believe it! The turkey was not dry and the stuffing wasn't soup! I can't wait to eat the leftovers tonight! The boys made butter for us to eat with our meal. They shook baby food jars full of heavy whipping cream for a good part of the morning. It turned out great! We were all very excited to eat it on our bread.

I put the boys in charge of setting the table. They did a great job...

Thane arranged the centerpiece...

They also dressed up as Pilgrims...

Our break isn't over yet. Today (which is really going to be a "work" day) I am going to be taking a look at Tapestry of Grace and some other subjects in our homeschool that I can utilize better. Collin is working on a 15 page paper that is due next Friday. BUT...tomorrow we are going to go camping!! We'll spend the weekend at the beach relaxing, bird watching, exploring tide pools, and eating over an open fire! I can't think of a better way to spend my time! I'll be posting pictures next week.

Hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday!

2 comments:

Marie said...

I enjoyed reading about your week! How wonderful to live near lots of safe bike trails.

Rhonda said...

What an absolutely wonderful and lovely week! :)
The lapbook is very nice-those are so much fun and I love that your guys made butter.
Congratulations on your dinner turning out so well!