Friday, November 1

Living and Learning: November...

Faith
Archangel Michael
Saint Nectarios
Saint Martin
Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos
Kursk Root Icon

Homemaking
Purchase last bits of warm clothing for the cold weather
Host in-laws Thanksgiving dinner
Create costumes for the children to wear on Saint Michael's Day
Plan Cleaning List for Nativity Fast
Plan activities for the Nativity Fast and the Twelve Days of Christmas
Plant Bulbs
Feather the nest with down blankets for the beds, warm throws for the living room, pajamas and slippers, candles, slippers and a stock of teas and cocoa
Plan Nativity activities
Plan for December's feastdays (Saint Nicholas Day, Saint Herman, Saint Lucia, Christmas) 

Plan for Little Man's Namesday and Birthday
Knit three cowls for the children
Plan celebration for the feast of Saint Martin (Martinmas)
Stock the winter pantry

Themes
Pilgrims
Native Americans
Turkeys
Thanksgiving

Read Alouds

Resume Listening to Sparkle Stories
Borrow Rabbit Ears cds from the Library
The Children of Noisy Villiage
 

Special Days
2nd Auntie Heather's Birthday
9th Uncle Nick’s Namesday and Birthday
9th Jacob's Birthday
11th Veterans Day

28th Full Beaver Moon
17th National Bread Baking Day
20th Uncle Gregory’s Namesday
28th Thanksgiving
 

Learning
Practice being still and quiet during services and prayers
Practice Venerating Icons Properly
The Sign of the Cross for Button

Practice Chanting The Lord's Prayer
Nature table scene
Seasonal book basket
Celebrate the feast of Saint Michael
Celebrate Martinmas
Encourage imaginative play
Take nature walks through the woods
Polish wooden toys together
Celebrate the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos
Tidy bedrooms each morning 
Tidy the playroom each afternoon
Put Away Own Laundry
Play Letter and Word Games with the Older Children
Schedule and Attend Homeschooling Evaluation
Visit a Local Native American Museum

Enjoy the Piano and Practice Scales

3 comments:

elizabeth said...

so many wonderful things here!

Maria said...

Beautiful photo! Is that a stack of hand-knit washcloths on the sill?

M. Emily said...

Thank you, Elizabeth!

Yes they are, Maria! They were my first project and I was folding them the other night and thinking that it might be time to make a few new ones... they are looking a little grungy!

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