Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Highlights from "L" Week

~ Letter Formation ~

In addition to their Modelling Wax letter L's and Lollypops, the girls also worked on making the letter L using Handwriting Without Tears Hands-On Materials and Kimberlee's Grey Block Paper.

~ Lily-of-the-Valley Fairy Coloring Pages ~

I can't seem to find some of the pictures for "L" week since I've waited so long to post... I'll upload them as soon as I locate them. ;)

From this Coloring Book
(While looking at the Flower Fairies Alphabet book and listening to the CD!)

~ Picture Book Science :: L is for Ladybugs ~

The Very Lazy Ladybug
The Grouchy Ladybug
Are You a Ladybug? (Backyard Books)
A Ladybug's Life

And of course, we had to make a Lap book for L week, right?!?

Since I recently received a Ladybugs Project Pack to review, it is the one we used.
I'll post pictures soon!

~ Picture Study :: L is for Light ~

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere by Grant Wood

By Rascal
Using Museum ABC, Museum ABC Nesting Blocks,
and one of the images printed onto cardstock.

~ L is for St. Lucy ~

Our Painted Saint Lucy,
for with An Alphabet of Catholic Saints

The girls colored the St. Lucy picture from Our Saints Alphabet on CD (50% off for Home Schoolers), worked on copywork from An Alphabet of Catholic Saints (you can print the one I made here), and also colored Charlotte's beautiful coloring pages of St. Lucy of Syracuse. We'll be saving the St. Lucia with Starboy to color next month!

I also ordered Lucia, Saint of Light to add to our celebration for the Feast of St. Lucy which is just around the corner on December 13th. It looks wonderful!

The girls also LOVED coloring, cutting out, and then playing with Saint Lucia Paper Dolls!

We printed out this darling set too!

We also read A Life of Our Lord for Children as a family, since it is also one of our world history read-alouds. What a great book!!

~ Crafts ~

We made a few different crafts this week:

Lanterns for Martinmas

(I also loved these Leaf Votives, but it was raining at the time and seemed like too much work to collect the leaves... Perhaps next fall!)

Santa Lucia Crowns

With the feast of St. Lucy coming up on December 13th, I thought this would be a good opportunity for the girls to make their crowns for this year. They are still not quite finished, but will be soon!

Our Santa Lucia Crown

If you are lucky enough to have a Cricut (I don't, but a friend of mine does!) you can use it to cut out the holley leaves and berries! (That is what we did for last December's Little Flowers Meeting.)

Painting Leaves
(For this year's Thankful Tree, which may end up just being scattered leaves this year! )

~ Serendipi-Tea time ~

Leaves, Ladybugs, and Lemonade! deLicious!!!

Leaf Shaped Cakes and Cookies

I picked up this pan (on clearance at a local store) and made Almond Leaf Mini Cakes, as well as a box of Maple Syrup Cream Cookies from Costco. Oh they are SO yummy! We also read the book Why Do Leaves Change Color?.

Ladybug Rice Cakes

Directions: Spread strawberry jelly on rice cakes to make the ladybug's body. Place raisins on top for the spots.

Ladybug Apples

Directions: Cut a red apple in half to make the ladybug's body. Place pretzel sticks underneath for legs. Using peanut butter, attach marshmallow (for head) and raisins or chocolate chips for spots. Insert two more pretzel sticks into marshmallow for antennas. (We totally forgot this last step this time -- they were in too big of a hurry to eat the ladybugs! lol!)


  1. Awesome Jessica! You are doing so great!

  2. I need to do the luminaries with my kiddos, I am sure they can do it!

  3. Hey sweet friend! We need to schedule a phone date!

    L week looks awesome...can't wait til we get there! Where did you print the Kirsten paper dolls from?

  4. Thank you everyone!

    Aimee, we do!! Sorry about the missing link. I meant to add it and never did! It is updated now.

  5. Great job kids!!!

    Praying for you, Jessica! We're looking forward to good news not too long from now. :)

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