Category Archives: Winter

2013 Advent Ideas

It’s the first week of Advent and the beginning of December. This year we did not create a special Advent download (sorry!) because we ran into unexpected events in November—two funerals and two unplanned trips. I did did want to share a couple of simple resources I am using with the children this month in  Read more »

December 2013 Overview

For those who are subscribers or will subscribe on the 15th . . . the December  Overview will be e-mailed on Saturday, November 16. I (Kara) will be out of town on the 15th which will delay my being able to send it. Thank you for your understanding. P.S. How’s November going?

January 2013 curriculum correction

On page 29, the author of “Jesus the Very Thought of Thee” is Bernard of Clairvaux and you can read about him in chapter 7 of Great Christian Hymn Writers. I’m sorry for the mistake.

Welcome to a New Year and a New Month of OH!

Today is the first scheduled day for the curriculum for the month of January. A few of you began early, and that’s perfectly fine. If you want, take off a few days off at the end of the month. This month, in Week 4, we bridge into next month, so Week 4 includes the dates of  Read more »

Epiphany Poem

Read “Twelfth Night: Song of the Camels” by Elizabeth Coatsworth on page 171 of Favorite Poems Old and New selected by Helen Ferris Tibbets.

A Meaningful Christmas

Enjoy our Symbols of Christmas free PDF, our gift to you.

Getting ready for December – Starts Monday!

Our December curriculum begins on Monday, so don’t forget to bookmark your PDF or print out your pages! With all the family and church activities this month, I hope you prioritize the activities in your curriculum. Remember to enjoy your children and include them on the process. This is life—this is learning!

Day 20 Simple Shapes

Use any of these shapes as your pattern for your cut-paper exploration. I like the heart, star, and turtle. Here’s another choice. Hint: Large shapes can be made into shape books. Use your cut-paper shape as the cover, then trim white paper for pages and staple together along an edge. Fill you book with words  Read more »

Happy “Leap Day”!

OK, so it’s not really a holiday, but it is a fun day to remember . . . and happy birthday to my niece who only gets to celebrate her birthday every four years!

Migrating Robins

This week, my daughter captured pictures of migrating robins. She says there were almost 100 before she opened the window to photograph them! North, here they come! (Click on the picture for a larger view.)