Tuesday, December 22, 2009
As for Karate, If you are involved please do your best to make it to this class. It will be the last class till after skiing is over. We will be reviewing lots of stuff and I will be handing out practice sheets as well. Please contact me if you are not coming and I will try to get one to you. Merry Christmas to all.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
We are a week away from our first book club meeting. I hope everyone is enjoying the book. Don't forget to go over the question before the meeting so we will have a place to start talking. Cant wait to see what people have to say. See you all on Dec 23rd at 10:30 at the Conway Liberty meeting room. If you need the question they are on an older post.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
As many of you know our group did a cookbook fundraiser with Morris Press Cookbooks several years ago (like 4!) and we are still trying to sell the last of them! With the money raised we have paid for supplies, cut the cost of field trips , purchased equipment and t-shirts! We only have 13 cookbooks left! If anyone in the group would like one please let me know ASAP!
The price is now only $5 per book or 5 for $20!!!
These make great Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers! They are filled with great family recipes and fun craft food ideas in the back!
Remember this one from our Thanksgiving dinner???
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Unwrap and pass! Quick!!
This is the end of the 3rd grade and up game. The best part is the end when there are only a couple chairs left!
Now the Mom's turn!
The Dad's turn:
The whole group then played Family Yankee Swap, this is all of us (or almost, a few got cut out by the camera angle) before opening gifts!
Patiently waiting for the next batch of candy. I am so proud that the kids didn't make powdered sugar clouds this year. A true sign they are growing up.
By the end of the day we had six batches of candy and a lot of tired and sugar coated kids.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
The little ones had a great day with Mama Thorne leading them through the woods. She even had them cutting their own little boughs. So cute!
As usual Hannah and Chase had to strike a pose.
A bunch of the older kids.
Then we all headed back to the church to assembly our wreaths and swags. After a quick impromptu lesson the kids set to work cutting and wrapping.
Topics for Discussion
1. Why do the townspeople fear the Alm Uncle? Why does Heidi not fear him?
2. The grandmother is permanently blind, yet Heidi manages to bring her light. Explain the various ways in which she does this.
3. How is Heidi's year in Frankfurt a positive experience for her? What does she gain from being there?
4. Grandfather wishes to keep Heidi at home rather than send her to school because at home "she is safe and will learn nothing evil." What does he wish to protect her from? Is his caution justified?
5. As Heidi gets ready to go home to her grandfather, she is careful to wear her red shawl and old straw hat, and she leaves her feathered hat behind at Brigitta's house. Why is what she wears so.....