After our nature hike and some down time we had a snack and read Winter is for Snow by Robert Neubecker. Then colored a letter sheet and practiced drawing snowflake shapes. Elliot was pretty done for the day but I created two paper snowflakes and had him make a few cuts.
Continuing with our winter sky study Elliot and I read The Mitten by Jan Brett and then discussed why the mitten was so big when the grandmother found it and what animals squeezed in to get cozy. He remembered quite a few.
After he completed a few winter themed worksheets we created our own little mitten with wool roving, our first time! I’ve been wanting to do wool crafts for awhile now so I’m excited to finally explore it with him. Elliot picked purple and I decorated with a little white. I think it came out cute.
As we move forward into the new year it’s a perfect time to reflect on the last 12 months. How did 2020 make you feel? What do you wish you could have done? What are you most proud of? Were there any lessons you learned? Do you have any expectations for 2021?
This past year was significant in many ways for me. I observed the world around me as events unfolded and was left pretty disappointed overall. But I know that I only have the power to change myself – and my life. So I looked within to find the solutions I needed to keep moving. This is always the answer. Only you know what you need to thrive. And I found that immersing myself in nature and avoiding all negative energy was the key.
I feel like 2020 was a gift. And by that I mean it helped me to focus on what matters and pay no mind to what doesn’t. I’m going to sit back with a smile and watch this new year unfold. Many changes are coming and I welcome them all. We don’t evolve when things are stagnant. And as always I look forward to creating, exploring and continue to have hope for new opportunities.
This year is going to be a good one because I have the power to make it possible. And nothing, absolutely nothing, will get in my way.
This morning Elliot learned about stars and constellations. We read Our Stars by Anne Rockwell and then completed a connect the stars worksheet and he made his own constellation. We also used these beautiful reference cards by @raising_up_wild_things. Later I have a fun project planned as we explore this topic some more.