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Month November 2016

Thanksgiving 2016; Worksheets & Whimsical Resources

Thanksgiving isn’t a traditional holiday in the UK, but it is a welcome pause before the full onslaught of Christmas. (Thanksgiving 2016 is November 24th; it’s always the 4th Thursday in November.) My kids first started the annual Thanksgiving activities… Continue Reading →

Ice Age: Collision Course

Our second Into Film Festival screening, this year, was Ice Age Collision Course. This is another 3D computer-animated film from Blue Sky Studios, the producers of The Peanuts Movie. Film Review Ice Age Collision Course is the fifth instalment in the Ice Age franchise…. Continue Reading →

Four Weeks Till Xmas

So, as much as I don’t want to think about it, there’s only 4 weeks left till Christmas! The kids are getting antsy, eagerly anticipating their advent calendars, the stocking stuffers are gradually being acquired (and the larger things are… Continue Reading →

TypingClub Review; Online Program to Learn Touch-Typing

We’ve been doing a lot of online studying, this week. One of our new favourites is an online program for learning to touch-type, so I thought I’d do a TypingClub review. It’s completely free to open a basic account, and… Continue Reading →

Remembrance Sunday 2016; Lest We Forget Their Sacrifice

Today, this Remembrance Sunday 2016, we marched in the local Remembrance Day parade. We wore our poppies with pride. Past the gathered crowd that lined the roads, we silently marched. The Rector lead us in hymn and prayer, as we bowed our heads. We… Continue Reading →

The Peanuts Movie

We began our Into Film Festival attendance, this year, with Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie. It’s a 3D computer-animated movie, based on Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic. Film Review When the Little Red-Haired Girl moves into town, and joins his… Continue Reading →

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