Author: Deanne Crawford

Ring in the New Year!

Are you a take-the-tree-down-right-after-Christmas or leave-it-up-to-the-New-Year family? This month our study will look at the memories we make with our children as we welcome the New Year. Memories are often created tradition and my Christmas tree take down has become a laughable tradition in our home.

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Let’s Talk Turkey

Thanksgiving brings wonderful memories of sitting around the dining room table filling ourselves with turkey and all the fixings while conversation and laughter fill the air. This month, we want to highlight one of the stars of Thanksgiving – the turkey! Historically considered the main dish since the days of Pilgrims and Puritans, the bountiful turkey dinner is thought to be rooted in the late 18th century, especially after the Civil War.

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Vesuvius Day unit study

Did you know that August 24th commemorates a historic volcanic eruption? Over 1900 years ago, a cataclysmic event changed the face of southern Italy. On this date in 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius violently erupted burying the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae in volcanic ash and pumice.

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Summertime Blues

If I asked you to describe the perfect summer day, what thoughts invade your mind? Peaceful conversations over iced lemonade? Lounging on the beach while your children joyfully build sand castles nearby? Sounds delightful, doesn’t it? In my family, I remember eagerly awaiting the arrival of summer only to find that within a few short days, we were restless and short with each other.

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