Thanksgiving Countdown Calendar

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I've been wanting a countdown calendar since my oldest son was old enough to understand what a countdown calendar was.  This year we had one made for us.  Thanks Mom!  It turned out super cute, my mom used her Bernina sewing machine to embroider the numbers onto each little pocket.  … Continue reading Thanksgiving Countdown Calendar

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Groundhog Day – FIAR – Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

This week we rowed "Mike Mulligan and HIs Steam Shovel" we planned to read it the same week as Groundhog Day.  Did you know that a groundhog can dig up to 700 lbs of dirt in just one day!  We had planned to take a field trip to our local Waste & Recycling Center but … Continue reading Groundhog Day – FIAR – Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Keeping Sabbath & Our Pancake Recipe

Two years ago I bought my best friend and I matching books titled "940 Saturdays" by Harley Rotbart, MD.  I have subsequently given it to several other friends as baby shower gifts. The book is a family journal where you can jot down what you did each Saturday.  The "940" is because there are 940 Saturdays … Continue reading Keeping Sabbath & Our Pancake Recipe

Martin Luther King Jr Day – FIAR – Who Owns the Sun?

We used "Who Owns The Sun?" for our FIAR book this week and planned for it to be the same week as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Here are our favorite books about Martin Luther King Jr that we found at our local library: "I Am Martin Luther King, Jr." by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr Day – FIAR – Who Owns the Sun?

FIAR – Owl Moon

While we were reading "Owl Moon" by Jane Yolen, illustrated by John Schoenherr this week we found these supplemental books that we loved from the library: "Good-Night Owl!" by Pat Hutchins -- beautifully unique illustrations with rich detail with simple repetitive words listing other birds and the sounds they make to keep the owl awake all … Continue reading FIAR – Owl Moon