Sunday, December 4, 2011

December 4 - 10, 2011

Wow, our first week of Advent is already complete.  A watched pot never boils, but maybe the key is to have four or five pots going at once.  Between our Jesse Tree, Advent wreaths, and Advent calendar, the countdowns and daily tasks are making time fly.

We're officially on "break" now, so our weekly lesson plans are a little different.  Today, Henry completed his Advent (2) lesson from Who Am I?, "Mary Said 'Yes' to God."  His math for this week is:
  • Lesson 37 - Creating and reading an ABB color pattern
  • Lesson 38 - Identifying pennies, counting pennies
  • Lesson 39 - Matching a number card to a set of objects
And that's it!  Oliver has one speech therapy appointment this week and, of course, we're continuing with Baby Babble and Starfall for both of the little ones.

Today, we're making a batch of sugar cookies that we'll decorate with purple sprinkles.  Tomorrow is St. Nicholas Eve, so the kids will write letters/draw pictures to the Christ Child.  At bedtime, we'll roll them up and put them in their shoes at the foot of their beds.  St. Nicholas will come to pick up their letters and leave behind a treat.  I guess, really, Henry will write a letter and Oliver and Jane will scribble haphazardly on a piece of paper and wonder why they wake up to chocolate in their shoes.  But, that's how you make a tradition, right?

The 8th is the feast of the Immaculate Conception.  We'll color this printable from Waltzing Matilda

And that is our week!

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