Sunday, September 26, 2010

Candy Corn!!

So I am preparing to do a study in Autumn this week with Ben. I bought the Autumn Treasures by Amanda Bennett and I found this amazing video...all you will ever need to know about Candy Corn!!  Check back soon to see the lapbook that we make!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Surprize Rubarb Pie!

It is a surprize...because my husband has never ate, dreamed about, seen or smelled rubarb pie--so he certainly wasnt expecting me to make one.
First prepare your pie will need two.
Then mix 1cup of sugar with 6T of flour.

Spread about 1/4c. of the dry mixture in the bottom of the pie crust.

Next pour in 3 cups of frozen or fresh chopped stalks of rubarb.

Then spread the remainder of the dry mixture over the rubarb.
Next chop up 2t of butter into bits and spread it over the pie.
Finally cover with the top pie crust.
Bake at 425 for 15 minutes on the lowest rack.
Then bake at 350 for 45 minutes.


In small quanities!!

I am linking up with DIY for this weeks party...come by and visit to win a chance for a new facet from Delta!!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

First Day --of Homeschool Co-op

so Thursday was our first day of Enrichment classes with one of our homeschool groups.  Ben and Nate were both excited to get new backpacks and attend classes and hopefully make new friends.
Eli got to go too...he just used Nates backpack from last year.  All he had to take was a pull-up, wipes and a snack.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Homeschool Product Review: Learning Pallette

I am in love with the Learning Palette from Learning Wrap Ups!  This game can be expanded by adding new card packets.  It is so much more than "busy" work...The student even check and corrects his project as part of the whole process.  I purchased one base and card kits for each of the boys.  Even my four year old can learn with it and check himself while I work with my six year old.  I purchased my first set from a store but then found that I could save $$$$$ by purchasing the card kits directly from  Learning Wrap ups.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

DAY 38!

37 lessons and one field trip so far!  And here is basically our schedule that we try to maintain:
Wipe off board that I got at the dollar spot in Target!!

My pocket chart (also from Targets dollar spot) and the cards made from blank sentence strips from the Dollar Tree.  Here you see an exercise to determine when to use which "k" ending sound.
Crayola wipe off chart for spelling practice.
For computer center time.  Great FREE early elementary language arts study.
Nates Alpabet cards---from the Dollar Tree!!
Totally awesome BINGO games...first grade level from Targets Dollar Spot.
Nate working on his coloring.
Great find at KSS this week....there are so many projects that we can do with this in our Science Center.  Also...if you have more than on an extra magnetic wand.
The boys try different items to make a magnetic maze on cookie sheets.
Ben reading...leisurely.

Keeping schooling fun.