Friday, November 7

Living and Learning: November...

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

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 Tama Sweaters for the Boys
Plan celebration for the feast of Saint Martin (Martinmas)
Stock the winter pantry

Native Americans

Read Alouds
The Borrowers
Farmer Boy

Special Days
2nd Auntie Heather's Birthday
6th Full Beaver Moon 
9th Uncle Nick’s Namesday and Birthday
9th Jacob's Birthday
11th Veterans Day
17th National Bread Baking Day
20th Uncle Gregory’s Namesday
27th Thanksgiving

Practice being still and quiet during services and prayers
Practice Venerating Icons Properly
The Sign of the Cross for Button
Practice chanting the Trisagion Prayers
Nature table scene
Seasonal book basket
Celebrate the feast of Saint Michael
Celebrate Martinmas
Encourage imaginative play
Work on Memorizing the Four Times Table (Sugar Plum)
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
Practice the Violin (Sugar Plum)
Enjoy the Piano and Practice Scales
Visit an Art Museum
Visit Gardens

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