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Making natural dyes.

In A New Coat for Anna, Anna and her mother color the wool yarn for her coat with a dye they make from lingonberries. To finish up our study of the book, we decided to try some natural dyeing projects … Continue reading

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Fibers and textiles.

Today, when we read A New Coat for Anna we focused on the coat itself. Anna watches the progress of her coat from sheep’s backs to the tailor’s window. I asked Alex to think of as many substances as possible … Continue reading

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A New Coat for Anna.

Counting down our last few books of “regular” Five in a Row, this week we’re studying A New Coat for Anna, by Harriet Ziefert. Somewhere in post-WWII Europe, Anna has been squeezing into an outgrown and threadbare coat for far … Continue reading

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