Dachau Concentration Camp Photos

Here are images taken by me at Dachau Concentration Camp in 2008. I put them in order of entering the camp, turning left and going clockwise around the site.  Go here for information about each area. Here’s a map of the camp.  Find a list of historical fiction related to the Holocaust here. These photos are…

Letter of the Week – Letter I

Day 1 Find “I” and “i” stickers and put on I Color and assemble letter I book (I only use three pages.) Look through our library and get I books Put out I words (instruments, iPad, iPod, iPhone…I highly recommend using masking or painting tape so nothing is ruined when  you pull it off) Video: Olive…

Letter of the Week – Letter H

This week was a little crazy.  She was not really into a lot of the worksheets.  I think she only did a couple.  I linked them still, but she didn’t do them.  And, as I’ve said before, I don’t force her to do any of this stuff if she’s not interested.  Apparently, H was not…

Letter of the Week – Letter G

Fortunately, grandpa and grandma visited this week (G people!).  I took full advantage and had them do the more hands on activities, while I was with the baby. These would not have otherwise gotten done.  Thanks, mom and dad! 🙂 Day 1 Find g stickers and put on G Color and assemble letter G book Go through…

Letter of the Week – Letter F

When she was taking the “e” stuff down, she was acting all sad, so she left an “e” up. 🙂 (First time doing this with the baby around.  So, lots less pictures an less activities that involve a ton of set-up.  Still trying to get over the guilt of not having enough time for her….

Thank You for the Smooth Transition

After having my second baby, I was reminded again of how wonderful it is for people to give their time to help. We had some great meals provided to us. And, my mom of course has helped tremendously, as always. Thanks, mom. I look back, with regret, and think of all the friends and family I…

Letter of the Week – Letter E

One of my goals is to work on not controlling everything…it took a lot of will power not to unstaple and turn the one sheet around and not redo the stapling of the book for her.  (Note to self: be around when she’s stapling. 😉 ) Day 1 Put uppercase letter and lowercase letter (cursive…

Letter of the Week – Letter D

Day 1 Put letter D and d (cursive and manuscript) on 12 circle stickers.  Hide them in a room.  Once she finds them, she puts them on letter D outline. (see example in picture above) Letter D book (I only chose three of the pages I thought she would like most.) Gathered up D books from…

Letter of the Week – Letter C

This week we were dog sitting, so not many pictures, and not a ton of activities.  This will be a very basic letter of the week. 🙂 Day 1 Put letter C and c (cursive and manuscript) on 12 circle stickers.  Hide them in a room.  Once she finds them, she puts them on letter C…

Letter of the Week – Letter B

Day 1 Put letter B and b (cursive and manuscript) on 12 circle stickers.  Hide them in a room.  Once she finds them, she puts them on letter B outline. (I used printed ones for this, but they were too big.  By the letter D, I just made small handwritten letters on card stock to put…

Letter of the Week – Letter A

 Day 1 Put letter A and a (cursive and manuscript) on 12 circle stickers.  Hide them in a room.  Once she finds them, she puts them on letter A outline. (I used printed ones for this, but they were too big.  By the letter D, I just made small handwritten letters on card stock to put…

Letter of the Week

So, there is a lot of controversy over whether to do letter of the week or not. Really, there is. I can see the validity of both sides and have tried to take out the repetitiveness and implement more meaningful activities.  But, ultimately those who oppose the letter of the week idea, would rather the…