Studying Thanksgiving In Your Homeschool!

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My boys love to read about the pilgrims all year long, but when November comes we like to stop as a family and study Thanksgiving during our homeschool days! I’ve learned from experience that if you wait until November to start requesting books at your library, it is really hard to get them to come in time! So now is the time to log onto your library website, or visit your library and get the books you need!

Here are the resources I’m going to use for studying the history of Thanksgiving and the lessons we learn during this time.

A Thanksgiving Unit Study For Little Ones!

 

Last year I put together this free unit study on Thanksgiving! It says Kindergarten, but from all the feedback I got it really is good for K-2nd grade!

Count Your Blessings Ebook

This is a brand new resource that I’m really excited about! I love hymns. I grew up singing them and now my children are as well. I was surprised with how in-depth this Count Your Blessings unit study is.   You will study 3 beloved hymns: Count Your Blessings, Great is Thy Faithfulness, and The Doxology in this unit study. The study is written for older elementary students to do on their own if you wish. Or, you could work through it as a family. Copywork of the hymn lyrics is provided for older children as well as younger children. If you work 20-30 minutes a day, the flexible schedule will span about 3 weeks. I can’t wait for us to get started!

My boys need more writing practice, and this will be a very easy way to get them to 1). Stop and think through all they have to be grateful for.  2). Receive more writing practice! This 29 page journaling notebook will be the perfect thing for them to use in November, plus it will be special to keep! You can save 50% off in price with the code: ModestMom at the checkout! They also have a a younger journal option for K-2nd grade.

Stories of the Pilgrims

Every year we read Stories of the Pilgrims together. It is such a good book, and our children love it!

Pilgrim Paper Dolls

This year I plan on using these Pilgrim Paper dolls with my girls. They love paper dolls, so this will be a special time of acting out the pilgrim story though paper dolls!

Every year my husband and children put together a skit on Thanksgiving day for extended family. Normally I’m dragged into the skit as well. :) This year my husband told our children they are doing it all on their own, and they are excited to put something together! It will be cute to see what they come up with.

So there’s our family plan for the month of November! It is hard to believe it’s just about a week away!

Pregnancy Update: Week 18

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This is the week!! I finally feel like I’m gaining some of that second trimester energy that everyone wants! I’m not waddling like a penguin yet and still feel somewhat graceful. :) My nickname has been penguin when I’m pregnant since we were expecting our first child. Thankfully I’m only called that when I’m really large. :) We were at a zoo when I was 9 months pregnant with our first child, and we literally ran through to see the penguins before the zoo closed. Sean started laughing and said I was waddling like a penguin, and the nickname has been with me ever since. It’s better than being called an elephant, right? ;) I love penguins, so I really don’t mind.

18 Weeks Pregnant!

I’ve been drinking a lot of Red Raspberry tea, and have found a special way to make it that I just love! I’ll be sharing the recipe soon. My midwife said I can drink as much as I want as long as it does not bring on contractions.

I have started having the usual braxton hicks contractions. Since this is my 6th pregnancy they definitely start earlier than they used to!

The usual problem of varicose veins is quite present. It is probably my biggest complaint right now. My right leg is covered in veins, and especially my foot and ankle. It is a lovely color of purple and blue, and very swollen. I finally broke down and bought a V2 supporter. They are not cheap! I looked at them during my last pregnancy but I wasn’t sure if it would work. I am so thankful I purchased it, I’ve noticed a huge difference since I started wearing it! I’m going to try a new varicose vein tincture and cream and see if that helps my leg at all.

The baby is active and kicking, which is so nice to feel! I am getting so excited to hold another baby in my arms, it has been awhile! Deborah will be 3 in December, and this has been the longest break we have had between babies.

If you are pregnant, how is your pregnancy going? 

Win $100 Shopping Spree at Deborah & Co!

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$100 Shopping Cart Giveaway at Deborah & Co. Enter to win clothing for women, or toys, books, media, and princess play dresses for girls!! | themodestmomblog.com

Are you needing to add some new items to your wardrobe? Would you love to win some children’s toys or modest princess play dresses? You came to the right spot! Today we are giving away $100 shopping spree at Deborah & Co. and you get to select what items you win!!

This giveaway is a bit unique, in that you get to fill up your shopping cart at Deborah & Co. and then leave your cart. What is in your cart is what will be shipped to you if you win the $100 shopping spree! When considering what items you want to add to your cart, think through the needs of your family. Do you need to stay warm this winter? Consider adding our fleece lined leggings to your cart. You can wear them all winter long under skirts and stay super warm!

Fleece LIned Leggings from Deborah & Co. On sale now! | deborahandco.comAre you wanting a new skirt for fall and winter? Our Perfect Pockets skirt is really cute and looks great with leggings and boots! This is a heavier weight fabric that will work well for colder weather.

Perfect Pockets Skirt is a nice skirt for fall and winter! It is a heaver weight fabric that will help keep you warm. Or maybe you need a tank to help with layering under cardigans this winter. Add the Halftee tank to your cart! This is a reversible tank, and features a higher and lower neckline (lower neckline is shown). I like that it is thicker than a lot of tanks so it can be layered with open cardigans.

Double Collar Top in Navy and Cream! The new Double Collar Top is available in Navy or Cream collars, and is such a unique feminine top! The front is double lined for modesty, and has a size zipper. It is lovely! You can wear a cardigan over it during the chilly days.

If you need a new camisole for layering under a cardigan, the Full Length Halftee features a reversible, high/low neckline and is a thicker weight where you can’t see through it!

 

 

Full Length Halftee Tank will work great for layering under cardigans!

 

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Modest Monday and A Link Up!

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Maxi Skirt and Cardigan, second trimester pregnancy outfitI love this maxi skirt. I got it from ThredUP and while it’s not a maternity maxi, it works perfectly right now. The only downside is that I didn’t realize it was a petite skirt! It still looks ok with boots though. My mother-in-law was surprised to see me in boots with heels today. I’m not a huge heels person, and especially not during pregnancy. I have really bad varicose veins, but they didn’t seem to get worse during the time I wore these boots.

I love the second trimester of pregnancy! It's when I normally feel the best! I feel like my hair has been pretty boring lately. I’m growing my bangs out and have to keep them pinned back with a bobby pin. I need to look on Pinterest for some more ideas of what to do with bangs that are growing out!

Mini Flexi Clip from Lilla Rose I did get my hair pulled back in a mini flexi clip. See why I can’t do more elaborate hairstyles? My hair has a mind of it’s own and likes to go where it wants. :)

Having fun during my second trimester! I think I was trying to twirl, and it ended up looking like this. So much for second trimester gracefulness. :) At least I have a smile on my face!

Black boots with a maxi skirt! Black boots and crunchy fall leaves. I love this time of year!

What I Wore

Maxi Skirt – Gap Brand, found on ThredUP

Tank – similiar to Full Length Halftee

Pink Cardigan – Thrift Store (attention brand)

Boots – ThredUP

Necklace – Kohls

Flexi Clip – Mini Flexi from Lilla Rose

Makeup – L’BRI Pure and Natural 

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