Category Archives for "Prairie Life"

Prairie Life Week Nine

By Holly Giles | Prairie Life

  Read: Read chapters twelve and thirteen to finish the book. Copywork: Copy the poem above for copywork and narration. Summary: It is a busy time of the year at the Ingall’s place. Threshing the oats, braiding straw hats, hulling corn, and working the garden. Winter was on its way and there was so much […]

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Prairie Life Week Eight

By Holly Giles | Prairie Life

  Reading: Read chapters ten and eleven this week from Little House in the Big Woods. Copywork: Copy the quote from Laura or use it for narration. Review: Chapter ten is called “Summertime”. What did people do during the summertime? What language did Mrs.┬áPeterson talk to Laura and Mary in? How would you have divided […]

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Prairie Life Week Seven

By Holly Giles | Prairie Life

    Read: Read chapters eight and nine this week. Copywork: Copy the quote above for copywork or narration this week. Laura has learned what a “sugar snow” is. Laura and Mary each got maple sugar candy from Grandpa. Pa explains the process of tapping the maple trees, how he collects the sap and boils […]

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Prairie Life Week Six

By Holly Giles | Prairie Life

  Reading: This week read chapter six and seven in Little House in the Big Woods. Copywork, Dictation or Recitation: Copy the quote above for copywork this week. Find it in Prairie Life.   Chores: Washing clothes was a task that took all day. Washing was done by hand or rubbed on a board. Rubbing […]

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Prairie Life Week Five

By Holly Giles | Prairie Life

    Reading: Read chapter five in Little House in the Big Woods. Copywork, Dictation or Recitation: Copy the prayer on page 115 in the book. Saturday nights were reserved for bathtime in the Ingalls home. How often do you take a bath? How did the Ingalls take a bath? How long do you think […]

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Community Bulletin Board

By Holly Giles | Prairie Life

Share your experiences with us as you do book club at your own pace. Send photos to us via email at holly@thegilesfrontier.com and we will post them here. Week One: The Sweger family had fun making their rag dolls. Her son came up with a great idea to make overall for his! Julia and Abby […]

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Prairie Life Week Four

By Holly Giles | Prairie Life

Reading: Read or listen to chapter four in Little House in the Big Woods. Copywork, dictation or recitation: Use the quote from above for copywork this week. It is a lovely thought about remembering the holidays as a child. Print your own copy from Prairie Life. Prairie Food: Laura and her cousins ate pancake men […]

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Prairie Life Week Three

By Holly Giles | Prairie Life

  Reading: Read or listen to chapter three of Little House in the Big Woods. Copywork, dictation or recitation: Copy the quote above for this week. Setting the table and manners: Manners were important in Laura’s time even if they lived a simple life. Children were expected to be respectful and helpful. Find the information […]

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Prairie Life Week Two

By Holly Giles | Prairie Life

  Reading: This week read chapter two of Little House in the Big Woods. Copywork, dictation or recitation: Copy the chore poem that Ma would say to the girls. Find it in the book or in Prairie Life. Buzz Saw or Chromotrope: Grayson and Grant wanted to share with you a little history of the […]

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Prairie Life Week One

By Holly Giles | Prairie Life

Welcome to book club Welcome to week one of the Prairie Life book club! We are so happy you are here. Put on your bonnet or coonskin cap and let’s go! The video above is a tutorial on making rag dolls. Spread all the activities over the next week. Enjoy this time together. It is […]

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