Halloween card making with Lisa

Day #2 of my Countdown to World Card making Day on Saturday !   
Using stamps from Make it Snappy – Happy Halloween & OZ bad witch
at https://bugaboostamps.com   Bugaboo store.  Where you can find these images and more. 
        My recipe : black ribbon (on top) ,3 Halloween  buttons and 2 images colored with markers and layered with Kitty Halloween paper.  Lisa 

Christopher Columbus Lap book *

So how about a fun Lap Book to go with your book on Christopher Columbus . Perfect for History class on Monday ! 

Easy made with :

  • sheets of scrapbook paper

Blue 12 by 12 sheet (Front & Back) Cut 5 by 12 strip /folded in half)

Blue & Green 12 by 12 sheet  (middle pages ) Cut the same

  • Cut outs  (p interest )
  • Colored markers & crayon
  • Brads to hold pages together  (2 )

Filled with pictures , activities ,quotes  and fun facts . An interactive way to learn more about this great explorer  . Lisa 







Who Was Christopher Columbus?

Christopher Columbus  Day is Monday -Oct 8th ! Let’s get ready to celebrate History – Lisa 


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Learn all about Christopher Columbus’ early life at sea, which led him to seek fortune by sailing west in hopes of creating new trade routes with the Indies. Kids will read about why he called himself the “Great Admirald of the Seas” and learn of all his struggles to find finacial support for his voyage.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Bonnie Bader is the Associate Publisher of Warne and Editor-in-Chief for Early Readers at Penguin Young Readers Group. She has written several Who Was…? biographies and early readers for children.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Who Was Christopher Columbus?

Who Was Christopher Columbus?

Who Was
Christopher Columbus?

A tall man paced the deck of his ship. He and his men had been at sea for seventy days, since August 3, 1492. They had sailed over 2,650 miles from Spain. Now, land had been spotted. Had Christopher Columbus’s dream to reach the Indies finally come true?

For years he had begged the rulers of Portugal and Spain to give him money for this journey. He wanted to find a route from Europe to the Indies by sailing west. The Indies included China, Japan, and India. No one had done this before.

As the sun rose on October 12, 1492, Columbus and his crew made their way to shore.

Falling to his knees, he kissed the ground and cried. Oh, what riches awaited him! He would return to Spain a hero.

Columbus didn’t know that this was not the Indies. So where was he? Columbus and his crew were on land that no one in Europe knew about. Christopher Columbus had discovered a new world.

Chapter 1

An Explorer Is Born

In 1451, a boy named Cristoforo Colombo was born in the city of Genoa, Italy. In the English-speaking world, he is known as Christopher Columbus.

Christopher’s father was a wool weaver. His mother was the daughter of a weaver, and she helped with the work. It was expected that one day Christopher would take over the family business.

But young Christopher did not want to follow in his father’s footsteps. He loved the sea, the smell of the salty air. He loved the way the wind blew through his hair. Genoa was a busy port on the Mediterranean Sea. Christopher and his younger brother, Bartolomeo, loved going down to the docks. They watched ships come into port, bringing in goods such as silk, tea, and spices from the East. And they watched the ships leave, loaded with wool, copper, tin, and weapons. Christopher hoped to work on one of those ships one day.

Halloween Murder * Leslie Meier

Tuesday Book starts October with a Halloween book: Enjoy this Treat ! 



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PS Before buying this make sure you read description.  One of the books is a re release. 

For Lucy Stone, Halloween in Tinker’s Cove, Maine, the treats aren’t just sweet and delicious. Sometimes they’re also deadly . . .

Trick or Treat Murder
While Lucy Stone is whipping up orange-frosted cupcakes for her town’s annual Halloween festival, an arsonist is on the loose in Tinker’s Cove. When arson turns into murder, a little digging in all the wrong places puts Lucy too close to a shocking discovery that could send all her best-laid plans up in smoke . . .

Wicked Witch Murder
Not everyone in Tinker’s Cover is enchanted with newcomer Diana Ravenscroft and her quaint little shop offering everything from jewelry to psychic readings. But a gruesome murder of Diana’s friend has Lucy Stone uncovering a deadly web of secrets—and a spine-chilling brush with the things that go bump in the night . . .

“Reading a new Leslie Meier mystery is like catching up with a dear old friend.”
—Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author


About the Author

LESLIE MEIER is the acclaimed author of over twenty Lucy Stone mysteries and has also written for Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. She is currently at work on the next Lucy Stone mystery. Readers can visit her website at http://www.LeslieMeier.com.