Thursday, December 14, 2017

Throwback Thursday Blog-Style #182: December 14, 2017

Welcome back to... 


I know, I know, Throwback Thursday seems to be all about sharing pictures from the past, great memories that mean something to you, that you would like to share with others. At least that is how it appears to me. Throwback Thursday wasn't something I was participating in, and then I came up with an idea.

I thought it would be great fun and a help to my blog to share old content, but not just any old content. Each week I will share an old blog post from a previous year, any year, BUT it has to be from the current week (for example, something I've posted around December 14th, from any previous year)  I will go in, edit the post if needed, add a pinnable image if I don't already have one, and share it on Facebook.

Last year I focused solely on recipe posts for the posts I wanted to share, and the year before that, I shared past review posts. It was fun remembering some of the recipes and reviews I had forgotten about. This year I will be sharing random posts.

Would you like to join in? You do not need to edit your past post in any way, you don't need to create a pinnable image, though it couldn't hurt, in fact it will help your blog traffic to add quality pinnable images to your posts.

Just go into your archives, choose a favorite post from this current week from any previous year, and link it up below. (If you don't have anything from this current week, it is still okay to link up with a post from a previous year around this time. And if you haven't been blogging for a full year, feel free to share any earlier post.)


Please make sure to share from the past as instructed above if you would like your post to qualify for the Featured Post. Most weeks I find that there is a wonderful post, but I can't feature it because it is a current post, not from the past. I love reading the current posts, if you want to share them. However, I am not able to feature them, because the spirit of Throwback Thursday Blog-Style is to share posts from the past.
Thank you

I will be pinning posts to my appropriate Pinterest boards and will be randomly selecting a Featured Throwback Thursday post to share next week. Just a note, I will be sharing a picture from your post if you are selected as the featured post, but I will link back to your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. By linking up you are giving me permission to use your picture in the post. 

Here are my Throwback Thursday posts:

Originally posted December 15, 2015
Littles Learning Link Up: Two Paper Plate Angel Crafts


Here is this week's randomly selected
Featured Throwback Thursday:



To participate, link up below. It would be great if you could visit several of the other posts that have linked up. Stop by, comment, and pin images so we can help each other.

No button currently, and there won't be one until I can figure it out seeing as Photobucket has changed things. Feel free to still share the picture in place of the button. Just link it to my Throwback Thursday Blog-Style permalink please.



Happy Throwback Thursday!


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Wordless Wednesday: December 13, 2017 (w/linky) : Town Christmas Tree Decorating and Lighting

Walking down to the church where we were going to make ornaments.

Making the ornaments.





Cookies and hot cocoa


Off to decorate the town tree.



"Parade" down our main street.



Decorating the tree.


Yes, Melk helped.















The stuffies and babies that had to stay behind watched from the window. Yes, we live right at the end of the road where the main street comes to a T. Just a little away from the island where the tree is.


Looking forward to seeing your Wordless (or not so wordless) Wednesday posts this week.

No button currently, and there won't be one until I can figure it out seeing as Photobucket has changed things. Feel free to still share the picture in place of the button on your Wordless Wednesday post or in a list of Wordless Wednesday linkies. Just link it to my Wordless Wednesday permalink please.



Littles Learning Link Up: December 12, 2017: Our Egyptian Meal


 Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (usually toward the beginning of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my early elementary children (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child(ren).

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

What have we been up to?

We have been continuing our Bible reading through the early history of the world. We finished Genesis and have started in Exodus. While we were learning about Joseph, we watched a couple of movies: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, plus Joseph King of Dreams. We also had an Egyptian meal while we were talking about how Joseph served his brothers a meal. We even made costumes. 



We used this as an opportunity to use the Magic Stix Washable Markers from The Pencil Grip, Inc.
Yes, the same company that brought us those wonderful Kwik Stix and Thin Stix, now have markers. Markers that are guaranteed to not dry out for up to seven days with the cap OFF.








We had pitas filled with cheese and heated a bit to melt the cheese, green peppers for a veggie, fig bars, grapes, nuts, dates, hummus and baked fish.


We've been reading a wide variety of books. Math books, Christmas books, and books on Ancient Egypt. Plus our two read-aloud chapter books. I apologize for not keeping up with Fun Fiction Friday and Picture Book Saturday.  I hope to do better going forward. I did want to share that we read the following book after finishing our reading of Genesis.


 We also read this book a little at a time:


Here are our two read alouds. I started reading the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series several weeks ago. In fact, I wrote a review of the first book, The Lightning Thief, in my last Fun Fiction Friday post. I absolutely loved that series and zinged right through it. Tabitha is up to the second book and Amelia is starting the first book. Why am I bringing this up? Because I then discovered the author, Rick Riordan, had also written a series based on Ancient Egypt: The Kane Chronicles. So, the first book in that series, The Red Pyramid became our newest read aloud, alongside the My Father's World recommended Star of Light by Patricia St. John. We have loved reading about things we have learned about in our lessons on Ancient Egypt. They even bring up Moses, who we are currently learning about.


Let's take a look at that review schedule real quick:

I recently received Bonjour! Let's Learn French. That will be a review that will post on The Old Schoolhouse Magazine's website. Other than that, we have no current reviews.

A couple of things I would like to share with you:

It is almost the middle of December! That means Christmas is almost here. If you are looking for some ideas to keep your family focused on Jesus this Advent season, I invite you to check out the following posts:







Don't miss this giveaway:

I mentioned using the Magic Stix from The Pencil Grip, Inc when we were making our Egyptian costumes. I actually posted my review of them yesterday. You can enter to win your own set! 

They'd make a wonderful Christmas gift!!!



Giveaway is open to US citizens.
Ends December 16th, 2017 

Now onto:
Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 8 wonderful posts linked up. I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on posts.  

Please, don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's randomly selected post is:



And here is this week's top clicked on post.




Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on one of my relevant boards, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Monday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.

No button currently, and there won't be one until I can figure it out seeing as Photobucket has changed things. Feel free to still share the picture in place of the button. Just link it to my Littles Learning Link Up permalink please.






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