Tuesday, May 5, 2009

When it Rains We Get Cookin

Its raining, and we are pouring and mixing and learning new things. PF finished her basic curriculum for 4th grade and now we have time to work on other subjects such as Home Economics.

Colonial Corn Chowder (We are also studying Felicity's time with the American Girl Studies).

Cinnamon Crusties...learned how to use a pastry cutter.

The final product

Oven fried chicken.....learning to coat.

Chocolate Chip Cookie bars.....learning to sift.

We had an awesome dinner tonight after PF worked really hard to make it. Yesterday we made homemade granola, split pea soup and oatmeal muffins. The soups have hit the spot since the temps have dropped with all the rain. We all needed alittle comfort food.

Dragonfly enjoyed eating too!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Flashcard Games

I have been helping PF improve her speed with multiplication. We used the flashcards the other day and had alot of fun with them.
I have no real names for the games so I will just describe them.

1. Jumping from card to card- She would jump from one card to the other while answering quickly.
2. Then we raced each other to answer first. Kinda like a war type game.
3. Mother may I- She answered the problem....if it was right she got to take a step forward, if wrong two steps back.

We played other games but I can't remember them now.

Special Lunch

The girls helped to make a special spring lunch. We had heart shaped sandwiches and fruit kabobs with dip. Butterfly and Ladybug worked on patterns while putting the fruit on the stick.

Me Too!!

Dragonfly really wants to be part of the action. She writes on anything so it is best if I find something she is allowed to write on. She loves to scribble.

Celebrating Spring

Butterfly made a bunny hat and a flower bag at preschool.


I need to focus some time on PF and Ladybug needed an activity. I just found another roll of blue tape so we did a quick lesson in shapes as we made them on the floor and then she practiced throwing puff balls into the shapes.