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  1. Poster board and scrapbook paper
  2. Photo of your child
  3. Glue stick and removable tape
  4. Calendar template (many available online)

Cut the poster board to the size and shape of your choice. Glue the scrapbook paper and photo onto the poster board and allow to dry.

Tape the calendar template onto the poster board. As each month comes to a close, you can easily remove the template (save it in your scrapbook!) and replace it with a current one.

Each evening, write a note in the proper square about something you and your child enjoyed together today.

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Check out more fun projects for you and your child for Thanksgiving. Table Hearts

Sweet Memories Calendar

Family Calendar



  1. Colored clay or Sculpey
  2. Rolling pin and heart-shaped cookie cutter
  3. Letter stickers and permanent markers

Roll the clay or Sculpey out on a protected surface so that it is about a quarter of an inch thick. Then cut out heart shapes using the cookie cutter.

Bake the hearts according to the directions on the clay or Sculpey package. When they have hardened and cooled, write “Thank You” on the front of each using letter stickers and allow to dry.

Write the name of a guest at your table and something about that person that you are thankful for on the back of each heart using the permanent markers.

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Table Hearts

Thank You!

Television, video games, online games and cell phones are all very appealing to third through fifth grade students. Although, some educational games can help build math or language and reading skills, many kids are getting too much screen time. Elementary kids should have no more than 2 hours of screen time per day. What can you do to limit screen time? Make other fun activities available. If it is nice out go to the park or throw a ball around. Inside, kids can read books, create a project, play a board game or help out with dinner. Elementary kids love to teach younger siblings or friends to recognize letters and colors or tie their shoes. Just make sure that the older student knows that you appreciate the help. Leave your comments below. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Can your child identify 3 dimensional geometric shapes? Have them look around the house to see if they can find the objects. Here are some examples of things that they can find.
Sphere: ball, globe
Cube: dice, square box
Cylinder: can of food
Cone: ice cream cone, party hat
Rectangular prism: cereal box, book