25 Sep 2012 Leave a Comment
Hannah is really starting to read, we had a good transition from the Rod and Staff basic to the next level reader, her phonics books are good practice too as well as books from the library in the one and two levels. The stack of sight words she knows has grown and it’s tangible proof that she can read, the stack of ‘I know them’ words is over four inches thick, the ‘I don’t quite have these down yet’ words are less than 1/2″. For art today she did a paper cutout in complimentary colors, she picked red and green and worked very fast hence the few pieces that are cut out.
Grace did multiplying decimals, spelling, grammar, literature and science. For science she had to research the fish/mineral/fuel resources in 4 oceans and make a graph about that, so it took some time. Bethany worked on Algebra, grammar, literature, science and some other things.
We had lunch and headed over to Presentation club. The girls all did really well, especially Hannah. Today we learned:
About the harmonica (did you know that Abraham Lincoln played a Hohner harmonica?)
About the guitar (did you know the ‘tar’ part of guitar comes from the Indian word for string?)
About geocacheing (it’s fun and sometimes the cache is very well hidden, don’t forget to bring an item to leave in the cache.)
About Schnauzers (did you know the name comes from the German word for snout?)
About Snowy owls (did you know they eat lemmings and that the male is flashier than the female, she needs to blend in to protect the young and not get eaten.)
About Plesiosaurus (did you know they were not dinosaurs, but rather aquatic creatures who liked to eat ammonites and sometimes other plesiosaurus’s.)
About quiche (did you know that mayo makes it fluffy?) Here is K’s recipe:
Mix 3 eggs, 1/2 C milk, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4th tsp pepper, 2 1/2 C cheese and 1/2 C mayo.
Mix well and pour into pie crust, bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.
(Pie crust: 1 1/4 C flour, 1/2 C butter, 1/4th tsp salt. Add water slowly mixing together until it has the consistency of play-dough. Spread out in the pie pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven until golden brown, about 15-20 min.)
When we got home I taped the girls doing their presentation again. Hannah was in a mood, I’ll have her play some other songs she knows later (that are harder than Twinkle Little Star.)
It cooled off this afternoon when a front moved in. I already had beans in the crockpot, so I made some peasant bread and some white chocolate chip vanilla oatmeal cookies.
I used Kashi vanilla oatmeal, I guess I should have cut out the other salt as there was plenty of salt in the oatmeal packets, still…they are quite good.
White chocolate chip vanilla oatmeal cookies
1 1/4 cups butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 cups instant oatmeal (I used 2 C of Kashi vanilla oatmeal and 1 C regular.)
16 ozs white chocolate chips
(1/4 cup or so of water if your mix is too thick)
Preheat oven 375. Blend butter and sugars till fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients together then mix with wet. Bake 9-11 min.