07 December 2011

Day 30 / 101 - Saint Nicholas Day

Yesterday was Saint Nicholas Day, so we added a few St. Nick activities to our regular routine.  We began our morning by reading the story of this historic saint and reminding ourselves that it is far better to give gifts than receive gifts.  Then, using the story, we identified the parts of speech in one paragraph, and my son and I diagrammed a few sentences from the text.  Our math consisted of 'money' activities since the most famous story of Saint Nicholas is one where he gives gold to a family in need.  We located his country of Myra (modern-day Turkey) on the globe, and did a little research on it.  We illustrated pictures of Saint Nicholas.  And of course, as the picture shows, we had to attempt to bake an authentic European spice cookie. 

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