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Wild 1.5 Weeks With The Bee Tree


This book, The Bee Tree, is an old friend now.  We spent a little bit longer on it because Elijah and his dad went on a special father-son vacation last week for four days.  Rather than moving on with my schedule, I decided to stop and finish The Bee Tree; we are SO glad we did.

We learned about so much ~ The Klondike Goldrush in the Yukon, Michigan, hospitality, hexagons, onomatopoeia,  and of course, bees!   We skipped our handwriting workbook since Elijah did so much writing in his lapbook (the "Bugs" book had quite a bit and he did SO wonderful!). 

I have to add in that we were *suppose* to make a notebook with this book.  I had all the notebooking pages pre-made, but Elijah was devestated that we weren’t going to do a lapbook, so we turned a few of the notebooking pages into minit books (it can be done easily!).  Then I worked hard one night preparing a few fun things (like the hospitality house and honey bear pull tab) for him.   I think we are becoming lapbooking junkies!    This is the first time we’ve ever had to add another folder– how exciting!  Here are the notebooking pages and lapbook templates

Our grand finale today was the baking powder biscuits with orange honey butter (YUM) found in Becky Jane’s Five in a Row Cookbook.      It’s been a wonderful 1.5 weeks. 

Honey Farm Fun


We did and learned so much!  We arrived at the farm to eat lunch at noon, and we were making our purchases in the gift shop at 3:30 p.m.  It was a wonderful experience, and we are sure we will go back someday!    It was great to be able to buy a honeycomb to bring home (see my next post for picture). 



After learning about the Goldrush in the Klondike, Elijah tried his hand at panning for gold!

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"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."  Matthew 6:19-21