Thursday, January 17, 2019

2018 year end review

As 2018 was winding down, I realized that the plans I had for blog posts never panned out and I just hadn't done ANY blogging in 2018.  As with most years, there were good and bad things, but while I tend to focus on the negative too easily I want to focus on all the good things we did this last year!

I did keep up with instagram though so there is that, but that is more for the moment and not for reflection.

January started with a bang when we did a "Dr Who" themed new years party!  I posted lots of pictures on our instagram account @Sleimaniacs.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Snow Queen : Fairy tale project

The original - "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Anderson can be read online for free!  I usually read everything aloud so we can share this whole experience.  If your kids are younger though, you can start with one of the adaptations and adjust which resources to use.  (We did this project and took the pictures in July/August 2018)

How you can do a "Fairy tale project"--
Each day read a chapter from one of the novels (In this case "Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy" or the original fairy tale.)
Watch one of the movies (alternate long and short or go in order of oldest to newest) and read a picture book about snow every so often.  Have a party when you are almost done with all the movies and books.  Save your favorite for last or watch/read the favorite again if people want to! 
This rhythm lasts us about a month usually.  We have done it in a shorter amount of time, but it kind of burns people out so it seems to be better for us to enjoy at whatever pace everyone is wanting to enjoy it.