Week Ending 3-19-23 Fun History Lessons, St. Patrick’s Day

by Marcie
6 kids celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Lucky Charms

Fun History Lessons

Nifty Fifties, “Small Steps” and “The Lone Ranger”

This week we did some really fun history lessons. The kids made a fun fort in the sunroom/playroom and wanted to do all their school in there. Monday I read from the textbook about the Nifty Fiftys. Tuesday I started our read aloud book, “Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio”. I read it to the children in the warm playroom and it was so good we didn’t want to stop! The kids kept saying, “Just one more chapter please!” Until it was way past lunch and we’d read half the book. In the book Peg asks her parents for a radio and she and an 8 year old in an iron lung listen to “The Lone Ranger” every night. And when she couldn’t hardly breathe or eat anymore her parents said they’d get her whatever she wanted. She asked for a chocolate milkshake which was against the rules. But she drank it, the first thing she’d eaten in days, and began to improve after that. So we made chocolate milkshakes and listened to the Lone Ranger. Wednesday we also did read aloud in the fort and I read the last half of the book. It’s a great book and I highly recommend it.

TV Dinners, Dennis the Menace, I Love Lucy

One of our favorite activities when we study the 50’s is getting TV dinners. Even though they don’t taste that good (I couldn’t get myself to even buy one), it’s fun learning about their invention, picking them out, then watching a 50’s show. We watched a part of a Dennis the Menace episode and the funny I Love Lucy chocolate factory scene.

Kait and Kenna

Here are a few pictures of what these girls have been up to this week.

Kait and Kenna took a huge row of leftover enchilada casserole out of the pan and warmed it up to share for their lunch. I love watching them get lunch together.

One night as I was reading they asked me if they could show me something. I said sure. They brought their ukuleles out and played a medley of Disney songs they compiled themselves from a book. It sounded awesome! I love medleys.

They love to play duets together on the piano too.

St. Patrick’s Day

We had a pretty festive St. Patrick’s Day this year. After lunch we ate Lucky Charms S’mores with popcorn and watched a Brady Bunch episode to go along with our 60’s studies. Then for dinner we invited the sister missionaries over. We had corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, and Irish soda bread. The kids loved having them over and playing with them outside for quite a while. I missed getting pictures of the sisters climbing trees in their dresses. 🙂

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Julie March 23, 2023 - 12:12 pm

This sounds like such a great week! The fifties were such a different time. I grew up watching Dennis The Menace because it was one of my adoptive father’s favourites! He gave me the comics to read! 🙂


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