Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Workbox Wednesday, Thanksgiving edition

Thanksgiving has been the workbox theme around here since last week, and here a few samples.

Copywork slips with Thanksgiving quotes can be found in this cornucopia basket, which was my grandmother's.

I chose to give different quotes to each of my older two kids, so I stamped each slip with either a leaf or an apple and made sure they knew whose was whose. The writing paper is from abcteach.

DD (8) has some alone time with her grandmother tomorrow so I'm leaving this hinged puppet project in her last workbox; from History Pockets: Life in Plymouth Colony.

Thanksgiving-themed verbal analogies from Enchanted Learning. DS (11) is getting the Thanksgiving version of a "grammar potpourri" worksheet from that same site in one of tomorrow's boxes.

Word problems having to do with Thanksgiving from abcteach are keeping both kids' math skills sharp while we take a little break from Right Start Math. We'll hop right back into the curricula as soon as December 1st rolls around.

Schlessinger Media DVDs are great--we were lucky enough to get this one (Early Settlers) and one about Plimouth Plantation via interlibrary loan to watch this week. Wish this company would start streaming videos, and soon!

A few of the many Thanksgiving books that have made their way into the boxes in the past week or so.
Squanto's Journey, by Joseph Bruchac

The First Thanksgiving, by Jean Craighead George

The New Americans (part of The American Story series), by Betsy and Giulio Maestro

I'll post more as time allows.


squishyE03 said...

We just read Thank You Sarah this last week for our Thanksgiving unit. It was a good book. I also suggest for a fun read The Outlaw Thanksgiving by Emily Arnold McCully. My son loved it.

Kerry said...

I'd LOVE to add your blog to our resource page! Would you contact me at info at secularhomeschool dot com if you might be willing to be included on a list of secular homeschool blogs? Thanks!!

Robin @ HeartofWisdom said...

Super ideas. I added you to our Thanksgiving links and Tweeted.

Sparklee said...

Cool ideas! We are starting to experiment with the workbox system, so I'm on the lookout for ideas!

We liked Squanto's Journey, too!