Remember Remember the 11th of November… Thank you to all service men past, present and future who make our WORLD a safer place. Though we may not understand motives, causes or reasons behind things, these wonderful and GIVING individuals give their ALL to keep our world safe and secure for ourselves and our children… Lives have been lost for causes great and small and it is those lives that we remember. Thank you!
And on that note – our thankful children for the day:
Trinity: my friends
Emanuel: the city
Gavin: having my mom and dad give me money to buy toys (is that a veiled hint??)
Zander: having people to play with
And apparently, today Echo is thankful for her Colour Wonder paper and time to colour with her sister.
We did our moment of silence the day before as the morning went as I figured – Echo on a noise making rampage! I am so glad we took time yesterday to really try and grasp the concept of war and Remembrance of the men and women who sacrificed so much for us. We are careful to ensure that they understand it is not one or the other country’s army that is important but that the WORLD has people who fight to keep us all safe. After all these children are not one or they other. They are both Canadian AND American.
Monday was a semi holiday for different people so I made the executive decision to go lighter on the kids… but of course we must first be thankful:
Zander: for ice cream
Gavin: for doing crafts with my Mom and Dad
Emanuel: the earth
Trinity: my Chococat
It was Zander’s turn to do the Gratitude turkey. Everyone gets REALLY excited when it is time to put another feather on.
Today’s dinosaur was most definitely NOT a dinosaur… Due to the finding of an almost intact skeleton of a Woolly Mammoth in France of all places (such finds including fully frozen specimens are much more common in Siberia!) I just had to cover this amazing creature. You can find the article that brought this to our attention HERE. Thank you friend on Facebook. Zander joined us on our Woolly Mammoth investigation.
We finally got int the time to finish reading our Judy Moody book. And do the last of our Me Collage, colour some spiffy bandaids and of course get our fan club sheets! I have a folder that everything is going to go in. On Tuesday Zander and Gavin will glue the pictures we saved from the teacher print out to our front page! We used the Toys’r’Us Christmas flyer to cut out some favourite things and of course dug into the sticker box!
Echo has been crazy busy with her crayons and papers. She comes over every so often and has me write her name over and over all over her picture! Such a proud little artist!
And we had ANOTHER set of instructions from Art for Kids! This time to make a snowman. I am told that the nose placement on Gavin’s is all the rage… at least that is where it looks COOL! We still have not had enough snow to make are real one. Which is just fine with me!
Oh and don’t forget our poem practice!!
Our week began rather well, I think! We are certainly finding things to learn about and keep ourselves busy. There are definitely days that I just wish I had another hour or two (thus probably why I keep accidentally staying up too late!).