There were a lot of African American cowboys. Some of them very famous in their time. They have been left out of the history books. Biddy Craft
American Girl books. My daughters read them all. I just passed their copies on to my great niece, with the provision that they come back
Books Worth Reading
Important Events in American History - connected to art...could do this with books/art/other subjects things....
I used to make yarn dolls when I was a little girl. Didn't dress them, but they were still cute!
Deliciously rich hot chocolate is the perfect homemade winter drink. My mom made hot chocolate with me when I was a little girl and it made the best memories. Take some time this winter and make some from scratch - you won't regret it. And...if your kids are reading the Fablehaven books this is the perfect treat to share with them!
Food and Recipes
Mister Moose and Bunny Rabbit from Captain Kangaroo now call the Smithsonian Museum of American History home. They were all the rage when I was in kindergarten... I'm still seriously in love with them. Especially Bunny Rabbit.
Remember these? Orange Corningware mixing bowls from the 1970s? I actually took them with me when I left home and still had them into the 2000s. :)
The wildly popular and kitschy (even then) Keane Big Eyes paintings were everywhere in the mid-60s. Applied to clowns, animals, people and practically anything with eyes, they were hard to avoid. The inevitable knockoffs followed, including artist Eden Lee who specialized in mod go-go kids. I actually had these two prints in my bedroom for a brief time (the coolness-factor passed quickly). But I remember adoring them when I got them. I can't
This picture was taken by a friend of this person's daughters. She, along with her boyfriend, and a couple of other friends, were camping and naturally taking lots of pictures. When they had the film developed, they were not only stunned, but very saddened to find what appears to be a lonely little girl standing behind them.
When it comes to trashing the dress, ever thought to really trash it up by having a paint war in your pretty wedding gown? They had filled water balloons with paint before throwing them around at each other like maniacs. The end result was some pretty sweet human canvases and a very trashed dress.
When somebody has a baby and your going to see them for the first time paint your nails the color blue for a boy an pink if they had a girl. This is so cute :)
Link to Netflix movies that cover American History - connected to Story of the World curriculum
14 books to read before they become movies with some information about the books and projected actors
Rooms I Want
"..dividing them into three sections, to make books where you can swap heads, middles and legs. Here are some examples of the books they
This is the Buckley Family. The children were Susan and John. As a Halloween joke, the kids in the neighborhood were going to get a dummy and pretend to chop its head off. The Buckley children thought it would be hilarious to actually murder their mother, so when the kids walked up the the door, they got an axe and slaughtered her. Once everyone figured out what they had really done the kids were long gone. The only picture of them was this
dark pink flamingos at a local store. They only had 9 of them so I made 3 more out of 1/4" plywood. I then purchased soft nerf type balls so they would be easier to hit with the mallets. The girls were so excited when they walked out to the patio and the 12 mallets were waiting for them
A controversial homemade doll known as a“topsy-turvy doll,” The topsy-turvies existed because the slave masters actually didn’t want the slave children to have dolls that looked like themselves, which would give them a sense of empowerment. “When the slave master was gone, the kids would have the black side, but when the slave master was around, they would have the white side."
Affordable 18″ Dolls: When You Don’t Want to Pay American Girl Doll Prices
DIY knife block - I just glued together the covers of some interesting books i found at the thrift store and secured them with twine. the tight pages of the books hold the knives in place. plus at 4 dollars total cost i can afford to do this again in a few years when the books start to shred.
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Oh how I LOVE me some Static-X! I saw them back in 1998 when they only had Wisconsin Death Trip out. They are awesome live! I would love to
I can actually tell with some of these why they are the way they are
Jim Lewis & Jim Springer were separated at birth, when they were adopted in 1940 & met for the 1st time when at 39. It turns out that the name Jim was actually given to each of them independently, by their respective adoptive parents. Both married twice—1st to women named Linda then to women named Betty. Both had childhood dogs named Toy. Sons’ names: James Allen & James Alan. Both worked as sheriff’s deputies, drank the same beer, smoked the
"I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with them—with the books themselves, cover and binding and the paper they were printed on,
Did this today with the boys. They loved it! they put on swim trunks and played with it in the bathtub. Tommy is currently rolling in it saying "my precious, my slimy!" Plus they already have the soap on em, so I just have to spray them down and add some water for clean kids. Who said snow days had to be boring?
Work Zones ...when I was kid almost every kitchen had these pull out shelves which were used as the cutting board....I always loved them, and missed them when they became passe....so I'm thrilled to see them back again!
Today, my team and I had the pleasure of visiting another teacher in our district and they did some of the coolest brain breaks! Of course, I want to share them with YOU! I can't wait to show them to my kids! They will FREAK! Check these out!
"Luna had decorated her bedroom ceiling with five beautifully painted faces: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville. They were not moving as the portraits at Hogwarts moved, but there was a certain magic about them all the same; Harry thought they breathed. What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word,