Happy November, lovelies! I can’t believe I’m even typing those words. What a fast moving year it’s been. To think there are only 2 months left of it is sort of bittersweet. The thought of memories made with each new day, things done, places been, the holiday season approaching is sweet. That passing of time in a flash, when you blink and realize another year has almost come and gone is kind of bitter to swallow!
For the month of November we will use our morning time to center around Thanksgiving. We will be reading books, observing artwork, memorizing scripture and poetry, and learning about American History. We’ve been using Master Book’s America’s Story 1 this year. It’s going to be another beautiful month.
This month we will be taking a look at a couple of different art prints and learning a few facts about each artist. It was too hard for me to narrow it down to just one. We will be looking at artworks by Will Moses, Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, and George Henry Durrie
Simple ways to share art with your children is through picture study. Gather books, postcards, look online, etc. and each day have them observe the art and for several minutes. Allow them to take the art in. Turn it over and have them narrate what they observed. After they’ve finished flip the art back over and talk about it together. Try showing several pieces from each artist you choose to learn about.
We will be reading The Pilgrims Came by Annette Wynne each morning and working on memorization
The Pilgrims Came
The Pilgrims came across the sea,
And never thought of you and me;
And yet it’s very strange the way
We think of them Thanksgiving Day.
We tell their story old and true
Of how they sailed across the blue,
And found a new land to be free
And built their homes quite near the sea.
The people think that they were sad,
And grave; I’m sure that they were glad –
They made Thanksgiving Day – that’s fun –
We thank the Pilgrims every one!
Memory Verse and Bible Time
For the month of November we will continue reading our devotional from Louie Giglio – Indescribable and we will also be reciting Psalm 100 each morning for memorization.
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
We began the month painting a couple of mini pumpkins. Last month we focused on pumpkins so it seemed fitting to close out the month and begin a new with a small pumpkin craft.
We will also be creating a Thanksgiving tree for the whole month of November. I’m using this tree print and we used some acrylic paint to finger stamp leaves onto the branches, Each day we will talk about something or someone we are thankful for and write it on one of the leaves.
We will also be doing the craft project that was shared on Fresh Wandering’s website. I always love incorporating her Simple Morning Time Activities.
I’ve also pulled an autumn themed puzzle out of the cupboard and we’ll be working on that on those cold dark mornings when we are a little slow moving.
For our read aloud this month we are reading. My Father’s Dragon
Here are a few more that will be in our basket!
The Story of the Pilgrims
Thanks for Thanksgiving
Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends! I hope you enjoy this months Morning Basket ideas! I’d love to hear if you incorporate anything from this post in your own morning time routine!!