Letter of the Week: T is for…

Tudors

Our letter “T” week brings us back in time some 500 years ago, when the Tudors ruled England.  We borrowed the book, “Popcorn” series – History Corner: Tudors from the library to understand the Tudor family and life in that era.  I’ve not learned much about British history and this was really a learning experience together with Hannah.

Tudor Rose

For our extension activity, we made a Tudor rose following the instructions given in the book.   The Tudor rose was created when Henry VII brought an end to the  ongoing battle between two royal groups – the House of Lancaster and the House of York.  He joined the white rose of York with the red rose of Lancaster.

For more information on the Tudors:

Tudor Facts by National Geographic Kids

BBC History for Kids

History Learning Site: Tudor England

Letter of the week: T is for tudors

Thankfulness

As a stay-at-home mom and homeschooler, I try to reduce our monthly bills and be prudent with our family expenses however I can.  Despite the recent furore over its handling of three Children’s book titles, I’m very thankful that, here in Singapore, we have wonderful public libraries that are easily accessible and have a wide collection of books.  The National Library Board (NLB)  has 26 public libraries island wide, and each library is filled with thousands of children’s books.

The library has been a great source of help for homeschooling.  We could find almost all the books we need for our curriculum.  That amounts to a lot of savings for the family.  What’s more, we could even get the Mandarin edition for some of the story books!

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~William Arthur Ward

What are you thankful for today?

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