Wednesday, October 27, 2010
One of the best things about homeschooling (to me) is the mobility. We're gearing up to spend a couple of days at my in-laws house. I'm just teaching a subject and then putting the materials in a box as I go this morning. School will resume at Nana and Gramp's dining room table tomorrow morning. So easy! The best part? I had on schedule to carve pumpkins this week and it looks like that day is going to be while we're at my in-laws. So they get the mess! Hee..hee...
Saturday, October 23, 2010
We are a little behind on our required amount of school days now that we are in KY. We have started having school on Fridays. As you can imagine, this went over like a lead balloon. So I changed things around a little and we save all our science experiments, arts and crafts, field trips and extra long PE time for Friday. Now I hear, "I can't wait until school on Friday." Ahh...music to my ears. This Friday we made some flour and salt ghosts to decorate for Halloween. It's a fun, non scary project that any age child can do. It's just one cup flour, one cup salt, and one half cup water mixed together. Shape into ghosts and microwave for 30 second intervals until you reach about 1:30. Then draw on them with a sharpie. That's it! Below are some pics of the girls making the ghosts and the final product. Grace, who's drummer beat is so different I'm not sure it's even in the percussion section, decided to make a sandbox for the ghosts to play in. That will explain the large white circle in the middle.
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1 box Twinkies
20 oz can of crushed pineapple or cherry pie filling
1 big box vanilla pudding
large container of cool whip.
nuts and cherries for on top if desired.
Cut 9 twinkies lengthwise and lay them in a 9x13 pan. Sneak into the pantry and eat the leftover twinkie will no kids are around. :-) Mix the pudding according to package directions. Spread the pudding on the twinkies. Spread your fruit on top of the pudding. Spread cool whip on top of fruit. Top with nuts and