The month of December is stacking up to be a busy one for us! We have family flying in for the holidays - yippeee (parents just arrived stateside today)! AND we just found out we are going to be moving almost immediately after Christmas (a good kind of move that we are happy about)! :)
So things are going to be a little crazy around here for a while - but we still plan to find time for some schooling and fun! Take this past week for instance - full of Christmas anticipation....
Our pink Advent calendar forest - idea courtesy of www.familyfun.com. Their forest wasn't pink - but if you know my daughter...well, let's just say pink is a very important part of her life. :)
This was a miniature snowman ornament I found that somehow seemed like he belonged in our forest. He doesn't have a name...yet.
In addition to some normal schoolwork - we made another pattern block book - this one for Christmas. For those of you who have scrapbook paper you need to use up, this might be a good idea for you. Just trace your pattern blocks and make up some Christmas designs with your kiddos!
(P.S. For anyone interested, I have made my pattern block book available here for $1.50.)
This was great practice for not only pattern block designs, but positional words as well. Most of the pages use positional words to describe where something is or where it was being placed.
This was the final (bonus) page where my daughter was challenged to draw a complete picture showing where all the objects should be (by the way - the cookies are on top of the stool). I love her picture - she did such a great job! :)
This had to have been one of the yummier parts of our week! Chocolate chip candy cane pancakes! Just add some chocolate chips and crushed candy cane pieces to your pancake batter, stir, and make just like you would normally. Serve with whip cream, candy cane pieces and chocolate chips for garnish!
We ate these for breakfast today and then burned some of the calories (not enough, I'm sure) by decorating our Christmas tree and hanging some Christmas decorations outside. All in all, I would say a great start to the Christmas festivities! :) I hope your season's beginnings are rich with memorable times together as well! :)
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