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White House Study July 1, 2015

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Hello dear ones! Michael learned about the White House recently. Here’s a craft and lapbook for you. This would be a good study for Independence Day in the U.S.

First Michael did this short lapbook and learned facts about the White House.
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Link here:

http://www.currclick.com/product/72577/The-White-House–Speedy-Lapbook
Then he and I made the White House out of craft sticks.

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Inspiration here:

God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

 

Dr. Seuss Day 2015 March 10, 2015

In this post: Dr. Seuss crafts, eats, and a lapbook.

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Hello dear ones! Here’s how we celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday this year:

  • We read all the Dr. Seuss books we own. Here’s Nana reading Green Eggs and Ham.

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  • A lapbook with Dr. Seuss’ biography, a Meet the Artist questionnaire, and a cartoon tutorial.

Links: http://readyteacher.com/learn-to-draw-dr-seuss-characters/

http://makingartfun.com/htm/f-maf-art-library/theodor-seuss-geisel-biography.htm

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  • “My Favorite Dr. Seuss Book” birthday cake writing assignment~  I was inspired by this blog:  http://meanmygang.blogspot.com/2012/02/dr-seuss-birthday-cake-craft.html   but I  found the cake printables elsewhere online. Michael colored three layers, put them together, and then added construction paper candles. I printed out the assignment with a nice font.

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  • Cat in the Hat hat~ I got the idea from this blog:

http://joyfullyweary.blogspot.com/2011/11/easy-seussian-hats.html?spref=pi

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  • Dr. Seuss decor~  I found the Dr. Seuss plates at Target last year. I found the quotes online. The truffela tree and Dr. Seuss sign are from our Dr. Seuss celebration 2 years ago: https://amberdover.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/my-family-rocks-sunday-dr-seuss-birthday/

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  • A movie~ Horton Hears a Who.

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  • Green scrambled eggs and ham with grits~ for supper.

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God bless & remember the High King lives!~Amber Dover

PS: Here’s a regular pic from a school day. Michael drawing a city on his trampoline.

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More Seuss inspiration:

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Study February 9, 2015

In this post: Fun activities for the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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Hello dear ones! February is not only the month of love. It is the month of chocolate, because what other food goes best with love? So Michael read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. By the way, here’s our “readbox” that I made at the beginning of the year. I keep forgetting to show you.

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Michael read the book in a lil over a night. I was surprised. He was just so into it.

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Candy Bar Measurements ~ So we did this math project but really it was just an excuse to eat chocolate. I’ll be honest. Michael already knows how to use a ruler well.

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Measuring the candy

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Then the best part…eating the candy.

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Chocolate Study Lapbook

Michael did this quick lapbook on chocolate from: http://www.currclick.com/product/32954/All-Chocolate-A-Fun-Study

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We watched the newest movie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This one is my favorite. I like to quote it :).
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Lastly, we made this Charlie and the Chocolate Factory diorama.

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Michael colored and cut out book characters. We got them at this site: http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory-colouring-page

We used snow paint tinted brown, for the chocolate waterfall. Michael painted the grass green and a blue sky. Then we added green Easter grass on top. We used toilet paper rolls to make the bridge over the chocolate river.
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We hotglued jelly beans for rocks along the river. I glued suckers together to make trees.

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Then we made a banner with the name of the book.

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I can’t tell you how much I love this diorama. It took some time but was worth it.

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That’s our study. Here’s a pic of Michael doing school in his favorite spot.

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God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover