School was officially over for the girls yesterday, and DD is already complaining of being bored. She wants to do MORE science….so I’m sure we’ll continue…in our free time. We’ll find plenty of things to do…trips to the library, swimming lessons, violin lessons, sewing, and of course….house cleaning (yuk!)
Friday, May 21, 2010
In our American Girl study, Felicity (a colonist) attends a special school where girls are taught how to sew and write properly. Felicity met several challenges as an impatient spunky little girl, but I learned this week that teaching an impatient, spunky, little lefty comes with its own set of problems.
DD attempted to make her own sampler of stitches. We used plastic canvas to make it a little easier , but there were still a lot of knots to be undone. Lol
From sewing, we moved on to writing…with a QUILL pen! That was an experience!…First of all we had to transform the feathers into a quill pens. Then, the girls attempted to write.
I now have a better understanding of why lefties write upside down. Lol
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Desheng Darling has moved on to the second character in the American Girl series, Felicity. She’s a spunky little girl growing up in the late 1700’s in Williamsburg, VA.
Here’s DD making her own mob hat like the ones worn by girls during colonial times.
Of course, Doodlebug had to have one too.
Like Felicity, the girls had a tea party today and practiced the manners that were so important to girls growing up during this time period.
DD gladly wore her Felicity style dress, fancy hat, and mob hat but Doodlebug was adamant about wearing her sparkling dress…not quite appropriate for girls in that era.
The girls had a great time practicing serving tea (fruit flavored punch) and cookies.
I think they each drank at least 4 cups of punch and ate a minimum of 6 cookies!