November isn’t nearly so busy up in Canada… this American Thanksgiving thing takes getting used to and we have not gotten there yet. I am not a Black Friday shopping person… that is WAY too close to Christmas for my comfort. BUT we do try to cover something about it each year in our homeschool curriculum.
What is funny is that when I do these blog entries looking back at these months long gone I try to think about the month before I look at the pictures on the camera and our phone… November… well beyond Thanksgiving… well I drew a total blank… November, fall, I am pretty sure Nana and Baba took a trip… maybe… crochet, I know I did a lot of that (but when don’t I?)… we had to have homeschooled… crafted some I am sure… but concrete things… well darn you November, you just didn’t stick on the brain!
Oh wait! Remembrance Day… I mean Veteran’s Day… Though I wear my poppy and called it the former… don’t forget that. We did a mini unit on it that month. I do love the In Flander’s Fields poem (and not just because a Canadian wrote it).
Let’s see… we played in the snow… at the end of the month.
We were thankful with our gratitude turkey feathers.
Echo got her inner artist going.
Trinity and Emanuel helped me make handmade Christmas cards.
We managed to make it to a craft at the Lakeshore educational store.
We started our Christmas decorating with a mini tree in the basement.
And put the large one up in the dining area for a lovely Christmas glow.
We made a trip to the Lego store at Mall of America. The kids love playing with the blocks they have out for use.
Of course we set up our advent calendars. Echo got her very own paper chain countdown that she helped me put together.
We had company over. Cousin Robbie one night, the Schwartz family another.
We made a visit over to Robbie’s house too where Aunty Judy introduced us to their turtle.
And had a homeschool field trip to a newspaper for the twins!
Of course we did some shopping and with decorations at Walmart and cute little ones at Sam’s.. I took pictures. I think all in all we did good last November!!