1. “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 1-3, 40-41 (Meet Kirsten in Sweden)
2. “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 4-7 (Journey to America )
3. “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 8-11 (Go West ! )
4. “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 12-13 (Home on the Prairie)
5. “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 14-15, 24-25 (Home on the Prairie )
*Week 2: “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″
A Day With Kirsten
1. “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 22-23, 26-27 (Daily Life)
2. “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 16-17; 32-35 (Fun & Games for Everyone! ) 3. “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 18-21 (Love & Marriage )
4. “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 36-39 (Fashion)
5. “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 30-31; 49 (inset) (Medicine )
*Week 3: “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854”
Friends and Foes on the Prairie
1. “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 44-45 (Around Town)
2. “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 42-43; 46-47 (Kirsten’s Neighbors)
3. “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 48-55 (The Dakota Conflict)
4. “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 48-55 (Conflicts Continue)
5. “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854″- p. 56-58 (The Great Land Rush)
I see a bagel, some veggies, and a bottle cap… pretty dang exciting stuff. What do you see ?Do you see it now ? Kinda funny actually.
Wonder how many of these little giggles I’ve missed out on!
Some days we need a little creativity to find the humor in life. Is my bagel really grinning at me ? Some days we need a little creativity to laugh.
I think that bottle cap just winked at me ! A good belly laugh or at least a chuckle can be right in our faces…… It is often simply all in the way we look at the little things.
I have a Facebook friend who frequently posts pictures of these smiles in hidden places from time to time.
She’s had her share of tough things to walk through in life,
but she chooses to look for and see, what is good (and funny!)
She knows that these little smiles are reminders from God that she is never alone, and so she continues to look for them and share them as an encouragement to us all !
If you aren’t looking for them, you might not even notice they’re there.
Hope you will look for and find a hidden smile just for YOU today!
So, can I have 2 favorites today ?
I mean, it IS Friday after all. It kind of ties in with creativity….
I really wanted to share it because it is such a great, creative 🙂 idea !!
Have you ever thought of making magnets out of magazine(Click on link to see more!) cut outs , or coloring books, or even old books
(gasp! I know!) ?
You could make them for anything your child is interested in or learning about at the time…AG Dolls, working trucks, kinds of fall leaves or flowers, birds, ABC’s, or cut outs of words for poetry making.
I think they’d be great on cookie sheets in the car and on the fridge at home. The ideas are endless !
Here we go!
The first unit study coming up!
Need a fun and fresh way to study American history?
Or, just a break from the daily grind?
Do you love the idea of doing unit studies with your family, but find the cost to purchase one, or the time it takes to put a unit together overwhelming?
I hope these units will save you some time, give you some inspiration, help your family learn a ton, and make some super fun memories !!
I’d love to hear your suggestions & see what you’ve been working on!
Other than the six books listed below (available at most local libraries & of course for purchase), all other ideas & activities can be found online. I also have included a list of
resources you may like to purchase including the historical fiction series of American Girl Books, but these are not needed for the unit.
The units are organized by subject area and broken up into weekly lessons that correlate with the reading. This is just my idea of organized. 🙂
Each unit is designed to last between 3-6 weeks, but of course, you may choose to skip some activities to shorten it up, or add lots of your own to study the topic more in depth. These units could serve as a fun mini study, or a complete year long history plan.
The sky is the limit!
Native America– “Welcome to Kaya’s World 1764” Colonial America– “Welcome to Felicity’s World 1774” Frontier America– “Welcome to Josefina’s World 1824” Pioneer America– “Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854” Civil War America– “Welcome to Addy’s World 1864” Turn of the Century America– “Welcome to Samantha’s World 1904”
This is just a simple framework to get you started. However you may use this hodge podge of ideas, I hope you (oh yeah, and the kiddos too, of course) have FUN!!
Wishing you all the freeing joys of a good high swing on a lovely spring day!