Printables for this week:
Compassionate Chart from Hubbard’s Cupboard
Ephesians 4:32 from Hubbard’s Cupboard
It was a royal week around here as we learned about compassion using the story of Esther.  During calendar time we learned how to bow and curtsey, (and got a great thigh workout curtseying the date might I add.)  This week, I explained the bible page, and they worked very independently to finish.  Check out Levi’s Esther page (those motor skills have come so far this year)…

Sammy Snake was of course a favorite, with our two favorite books being The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash and Snake Dictionary, along with the song “I’m being swallowed by a Boa Constrictor!”  We also made spiral snakes out of paper plates thanks to this post from Made by Bedtime Tales.  They turned out great, and served as a weekends worth of entertainment, too.

What a better cooking project for S week than, S’Mores!  When you have a gas stove, S’Mores can be made year round.  hehe  This makes a great, fast dessert when company comes.  We especially like our Panamanian version:  Spread some chocolate frosting on a Maria cookie, use a fondue fork to roast a marshmallow over the burner, then use a plain Maria cookie to scrape off the marshmallow and make a S’Mores sandwich.  Is your mouth watering yet? 

For our Fun Friday activity, we attended a Royal Ball at the Richardson’s.  The ladies wore their finest, and the men dressed in their knightly attire.

There was much playing, sword fighting, and more dressing up.

Miss Clare read A Parable about the King by Beth Moore,

and served a special snack on her royal silver.

Miss Jennifer gave a lesson in chivalry (before the rain interrupted),

with the boys kneeling before the girls to present them with flowers.

I think that was the highlight of Ary’s day, and rumor has it that someone wants to marry Levi now.  hehe  The JungleMamas ordered out for lunch while the children finished the day by watching VeggieTales, Esther the Girl who Became Queen.

Although my children were exhausted after all the fun, Ary had to finish out the day like a princess by wearing her fancy (long sleeved, hot, oh-not-so-cozy) red dress to sleep in.  It matched her tired red eyes.   

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