Birthday Party – Maddie

Today Isabel went to a birthday party for a friend from school.

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She had to wear her best party dress and go with clean hair and nails.
The silly face was optional.

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Party girls: Sydney, Jenna, Maddie, Allie, Mila, Isabel and Madeline.

The girls got their hairs done and their fingernails painted! They even had the choice of getting a bit of make-up too!

They had cupcakes, candy, pizza, sparkling apple juice, suckers, fruit cups and more candy! It was crazy wild fun and the girls didn’t want to leave for home.

Happy Birthday Maddie!

Second Grade: Day 59 – Half Day

Today is Wednesday, it’s Family Chapel and it’s a half day.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving!

WeAreThankful_2013-001_edited-1This year has been a year of thankfulness and my heart is overflowing with gratitude for all that I have learned and continue to learn. God is so good to us, when we follow were He leads us. Even though I make mistakes, He doesn’t leave me or abandon me. I get back up and continue on.
He’s awesome!

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There was no classwork today. They had fun!

They did have Family Chapel, where they talked about thankfulness.

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Thankfulness turkey’s, each feather is what she’s thankful for.

In the classroom, they had a Thanksgiving feast. They made placemat’s and enjoyed a buffet of  turkey, veggies, cheese, fruit cups, cookies and juice boxes. They also made hat’s. Half the class was Native American’s and the other half was Pilgrim’s. Isabel was a Native American.


Native American Isabel.

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Her placemat she made.
She’s thankful for: Mommy, her Bible, books and food.

They also did a packet of fun Thanksgiving activities (she didn’t bring it home).

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Pilgrim hat alphabetize.

2013-11-29 001_edited-1The office staff handed this cute snack sack out to all the kids.
I love how they tied in the snack with a Bible verse!

Bugles: shaped like the cornucopia,
a symbol of our abundance. Jude 1:2

Pretzels: arms folded in prayer,
a freedom sought by those who founded our country. Psalm 119:45

Candy Corn:
the sacrifice of the Pilgrim’s first winter, food was so scarce they survived on just a few kernels of corn a day!

Seeds: promise of future harvest,
only obtained was we plant and nourish with diligence and faith. Lam. 3:22-26

M&M’s: memories of those who came before,
lead us to a blessed future and friends that sweeten our lives. 1 Cor. 13:13

Isabel was drawn for Bella Bear!

Each Friday, Teacher Mrs. A,draws two names for the class bear’s. There is one of the boys and one for girls. The students whose name’s are drawn gets to take Bella or Buddy bear home for the weekend. During the weekend, the students can take the bear on adventures and then write a story in the bear’s diary about their time together.

Isabel was 2nd to the last person before the names are added to the draw and the rotation begins again. The boys are already into their second rotation.

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What adventures await Bella at our house?
Wait and see…

Second Grade: Day 58

Today is Tuesday and it’s piano lesson’s after school.

Since Thanksgiving is on Thursday and there is no school, lessons were rescheduled for today.

We arrived a little early and got to hear her lesson before it was over. She is learning how to play Jingle Bells and learning how to move her fingers one at a time and not together on the keys.


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Second Grade: Day 57

Today is Monday and it’s Thanksgiving week!


It’s going to be a short school week with only 2 normal days and 1 half day with a Thanksgiving celebration on Wednesday.

The Bible lesson on the Ten Commandments has been postponed until after the holiday.

The Bible verse for this week is…

“It is good to praise the Lord and make music to Your name, O Most High, to proclaim Your love in the morning and Your faithfulness at night.”
– Psalm 92:1-2

There is no S.a.T. (show and tell) and spelling words this week.


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This is last week’s spelling test. You will notice that the very first word is incorrect. When I took the paper back to Teacher Mrs. A, she said she had to give Isabel the grade she got because she (the Teacher) missed it when grading her paper. I told her I didn’t feel right because it’s clearly wrong, she said it’s O.K. she didn’t catch it. I still feel awkward about it but I can’t argue with the teacher.