Friday 24th November
Happy (Belated) Thanksgiving to all our American visitors! I hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday with family and friends, and enjoy the long weekend.
We've got lots new this week, as always! I love our new cheerful Days of the Week and Months of the Year writing paper and can think of many different ways to use it. We have been learning about Vincent van Gogh and have some interesting new printables and worksheets that I think the kids will enjoy.
We have two more of our very popular "colouring quotes" (thank you to all who have emailed to say how much you are enjoying them!) and also a collection of new colouring pages for 2018 for those of you who like to get ahead. We have also done a BIG update to our dolls house printables - much overdue! For children who like mini things, these might come in useful! And there are more coming soon.
We look towards winter and Christmas with some fun new activities. And Shelly shows us how she has been using our new ordinal number printables with her children.
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This Week's Guest Post
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A Little Something ...
What a Baby Costs
by Edgar A Guest
"How much do babies cost?" said he
The other night upon my knee;
And then I said: "They cost a lot;
A lot of watching by a cot,
A lot of sleepless hours and care,
A lot of heart-ache and despair,
A lot of fear and trying dread,
And sometimes many tears are shed
In payment for our babies small,
But every one is worth it all.
"For babies people have to pay
A heavy price from day to day -
There is no way to get one cheap.
Why, sometimes when they're fast asleep
You have to get up in the night
And go and see that they're all right.
But what they cost in constant care
And worry, does not half compare
With what they bring of joy and bliss -
You'd pay much more for just a kiss.
"Who buys a baby has to pay
A portion of the bill each day;
He has to give his time and thought
Unto the little one he's bought.
He has to stand a lot of pain
Inside his heart and not complain;
And pay with lonely days and sad
For all the happy hours he's had.
All this a baby costs, and yet
His smile is worth it all, you bet."
Coming Up Soon ...
30th November: St Andrew's Day
1st December: Advent
12th - 20th December: Hanukkah
25th December: Christmas
26th December: Kwanzaa
1st January: New Year
15th January: Martin Luther King Day
25th January: Burns Night
26th January: Australia Day
And don't forget you can click through to our Holiday Calendar to explore our resources by upcoming holiday and event. Get your planning done and activities printed out in plenty of time!
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