The Mayflower Study and Art Project: step by step directions from

Week at a Glance: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: $25.00 Amazon Gift Card! The Mayflower Oil Pastel Resist Art Thanksgiving and The Mayflower Recommended Books for Kids Research links Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: $25.00 Amazon Gift Card! As we walked into a store last night Miss Engima proclaimed, “What is wrong with these people? […]



Week at a Glance Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland Brainstorming: Compare and Contrast the Pilgrims Lives to Ours Brainstorming: I am thankful for ____________ FREE printable book: I Am Thankful FREE printable sentence puzzles: I Am Thankful Poetry Writing: I Am Thankful Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: […]


Pumpkin Pancakes FREE printable recipe guide for children with step-by-step directions and photos from

It’s fall and that means it is pumpkin time! Have you ever tasted plain pumpkin straight out of the can (not pumpkin pie)? It is down right horrific. Seriously horrifying. But you mix it into muffins, breads, casseroles . . . and it is amazingly tasty. After I discovered our 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins, I […]


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I had my doubts when Aunt Joyce first introduced us to this ultra simple 2 ingredient pumpkin cake recipe. When she told me all we had to do was mix a can of pumpkin (not pie mix) into a box of Devil’s Food Cake Mix, I thought she was crazy. But surprise, surprise! These pumpkin […]

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With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, we have a few resources, learning activities and some just-for-fun activities to share . . . Have you read Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick? This book has taken me way beyond my knowledge of the stereotypical story of the Pilgrims and their first Thanksgiving with the Indians. Philbrick has written a totally […]

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: The Art of Freedom by Bob Raczka Why we love this book: The Cover of this book and the title “The Art of Freedom” immediately captured my attention! You know how we value artistic expression here at waddlee-ah-chaa. As I turned the pages of this beautiful book, I knew I […]


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Book of the Week: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein Why we love this book: What can I say about The Giving Tree? I’m sure most of you are quite familiar with this classic story about a tree who loved a little boy. As a teacher, The Giving Tree inspires endless lessons about our environment, […]


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I know, I know, I know! I should have done this post weeks ago. To tell you the truth, I just wasn’t ready. MacGyver and I have been doing a study on the History of America. In November, I began reading Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick. There are two versions of this book. The first was […]