1. One thing on our Bucket List for the holidays. This year we want to take our girls and some cups of hot chocolate out to a dark field at night with flashlights and read the story of Jesus. Why out in a field? We want to give them a feeling similar to the shepherds out at night and imagine what it would've been like for the angels to appear to them in the middle of the night. So much fun!
2. Each year we're confronted with the reality that we have so much. We're not rich or anything, but when we think about people around the world, we end up wanting to give rather than receive. One way we've done this as a whole family is we split the costs of a heifer through www.HeiferInternational.com and gave a cow to a family who will benefit HUGE by having one. You can give chickens, bees, goats, llamas, water buffalo(s?), clean water, or a heifer. A fun and out-of-the-box idea!3. A haunting activity for the classroom is our teaching unit for A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens. Truly one of the most meaningful and deep stories I've ever studied, these 110+ pages of activities are sure to engage middle school or high school English students. Chains Activity, Ghosts Activity, Plot, Conflict, Characters, Writing Journals, Pop Quizzes, Vocabulary, Figurative Language, Essay, Movie Comparison.
4. And a FREEBIE activity! We love this free resource that is included in our CHRISTMAS CAROL teaching unit. With permission and help from our teaching friend Scott Ragan, we've put together a fun and meaningful activity built around Marley's chains and their greater meaning in life. Students love this activity!
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"God bless us, everyone!"
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