Friday, January 27, 2012

Wrap Up-Friday ~ Lions, Dragons, and Book Sales, Oh, My!

1) We started the week off celebrating the Chinese New Year.  The kids loved it.
2) Our library is getting rid of all of their cassette books on tape.  I picked up a few classics for a dollar a piece.  Most of them were already on our reading list for the next year.
3) We enjoyed a field trip to a historic site in our area this week.  It was the birth home of one of the governors of our state during the Civil War.  We had several friends join us and learned a great deal about what life was like in the 1830's - 1850's.

As soon as we got home, Little Red Ridinghood wanted to make her very own rag doll like the ones she had seen at the historical site.  She made a mommy and baby. 
Her sister soon made a doll, as well.

We had a wonderful time at the library progam this week.  The kids learned how to hula hoop with a professional hula hooper.
We also did the FIAR book, Andy and The Lion, this week.  I did not take a single picture of our activities.  We learned about Venn diagrams, talked about how important a first sentence is in a book, did hidden animal art, acted out the book and discussed the reason we do not go to circuses due to animal cruelty.

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  1. I don't think you took a single picture of your FIAR activities because you were just too busy for photos - which is JUST FINE!

    Thanks for linking with Collage Friday, Dawn!

  2. The field trip looks awesome! I love history trips! :-) And what a great find with the books on cassette!

    Hope you have a good weekend!
    Many blessings,

  3. Sounds like a fun field trip. How did the kids like hula hooping? I've been thinking of trying it with my kiddos. GracieGirl loved it but E destroyed her hoops. I've heard that it's great for autism and attachment disorders, among other things, so I might just try it again and work harder at keeping E away from the hoops!

    Way to go with avoiding circuses!

  4. I always, always, scoop up those library cassette toss-aways! At one library, the librarian waits for me to come in or he warns me that a purge of stories on cassette is coming up....

  5. Love books on tape! Always grab them at the library sales. You got some great classics.
    Awesome trips! Love the rag doll. My kids always came home from history trips inspired to make or build something.

  6. Sounds fantastic!! Love books on tape! Love learning about living in another time period, makes my children really appreciate what they have.

  7. Score! On the audio tapes. [o= I love audio tapes. Makes it nice for mama to sit and listen too. And you all are having fun as usual. I wished we had more things like that around here. ((sigh))

    Blessings and ((HUGS))

  8. Fun! I recognize #3! Zeb Vance, right? :-) I love historic sites. We are just starting back with our NC history group! Will have to join up with you when we head up to your area!