Hello blogland!!! I have missed you! Did you miss me?
Well, probably not -- but that is okay.
And................................................... No, I haven't been released-just very very lazy in the last month. My summers do tend to get busier than the school year. I still haven't figured out how that is, but there you have it.
Thanks very much to much to All made of Hinges, I had an absolutely fabulous Pioneer day activity.
I read this story from the Friend
(but if you go here and scroll down to "saving the wheat" you can click on the download icon and choose view pdf and print up the actual pages that appeared in the Friend in color and with cute little illustrations) - Also thanks to all made of hinges. I chose several pioneer songs from the song book and attached them to cut outs of crickets with paper clips attached to them and put seagulls on the magnet end of our fishing pole (that someone else created years ago - yay! less work for me!)(photo courtesy of All Made of Hinges)
Here is the link to my google doc - for some reason I cannot get scribd to work : https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B27MQYRIn4kNN0pxNnN2MHZQdG8/edit?usp=sharing
And All Made of Hinges is not only super awesome and posted this great activity - but she also is the creator of the facebook group - to which I owe many, many of my activities. And the neat thing is - several different people commented on a post looking for this very activity - and she responded with the link but I think it is awesome that people found her idea by searching and inquiring on her group. But I guess that is just me. The internet is AWESOME.
And speaking of awesome internetness: another awesome post was on all made of hinges----- The most beautiful rendition of "The Wise Man and the Foolish Man" (We sang it today, but it didn't go over as well as I had hoped - the kids thought it was sad - I guess I should have showed them THIS rather than try to muddle through it ourselves)
And just for the record, I had fabulous singing times during the previous two weeks as well, Thanks very much to OCD primary chorister for I used her FCBTF lesson plan the first week of this month and mixed up program songs and used her Sing like a family member. Which worked like a dream. I must confess (and did so at church today) that I have prepared everything this month so far AFTER 6:30 on the morning of. - so, so, so lazy I am