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Come sit a spell at my Tree Pickings blog or visit the mainpage tree pickings.blogspot.com to get to know the family.

Welcome to my piece of the net! My blog is how I hope to keep in touch with my family, our friends, and the wonderful folks who take an interest in us. I'll share my musings on our family, our ministry, "Arbol de Vida" ("Tree of Life"), as well as from my copious readings of many genres.

I live in Torreon, Mexico since December 2008. I'm an avid reader and knitter, enjoy sewing, and have gotten my share of compliments on my cooking. My husband Chuy and I love challenging each other to a game of Scrabble and my daughters enjoy me reading aloud to them (well, two out of three, do).


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Time-line Box From Scraps

Keeping a time-line helps students to acquire a better grasp on history. Recently I came across the idea of recording events and discoveries, people and places onto index cards. Instead of purchasing boxes with flimsy lids, I made my own out of some plywood scraps we got from the carpenter, covering them with contact paper someone gave me.
 Taped to the lid is a key to show the girls how to set up the card, plus the color code for dates from science, fine arts, Bible history and their own family history. They can add photos or drawings or more information on the reverse side.
I made the little dividers to segregate ancient history, medieval to early renaissance, late renaissance to early modern, and modern history.

My intent and hope is that the girls will decorate these boxes, and maybe even make prettier cards (or at least personalized...hmmmm...). At least the photo doesn't show the imperfections of my design, and I think the boxes are quite sturdy and will last as long as we need them to.

Do you have a photo to share of some little problem you solved out of scraps?

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