Saturday, January 17, 2009

Yesterday (Friday Jan. 16th) Sagan worked on words that end in "og" and subtraction with the number "6". Then he, Cae and I played the Harvest game, a wonderful co-operative game in which everyone works together to get the crops in before winter sets in ( ).
Today (Jan. 17th) the boys and I made play dough using this recipe
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
4 tsp cream of tartar
2 cups water
4 Tbsp oil
mix it well to get rid of lumps, then heat on stove top until it comes together and changes constistancy (looks like play dough). we divided it up into three sections then added a different package of unsweetened "kool-aid" to each. One grape, one cherry and one orange. You kneed the still warm dough together with the "kool-aid" and you get pretty good colors and a neat smell.
Tomorrow we will finish up our lesson on hibernation and make bears in caves with the play dough.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Sagan had a great morning learning about all the different ways you can make "6" with whole numbers while adding. He also worked on words ending in "AT".
We also talked about hibernation, and read about it in "Do Not Disturb" by Margery Facklam.
Today being Monday, which is a baking day, we will be making peanutbutter bear paw cookies in the afternoon.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Finger Knitting

Yesterday Caelan, Sagan and I learned how to finger knit. Right now we are learning about Lambs and wool. We are reading some great books right now also... "Warm as Wool" by Scott Russell Sanders, "Charlie Needs A Cloack" By Tomie dePaola, and "Weaving the Rainbow" By George Ella Lyon.

It is amazing how we take for granted warmth.

I found a lovely sight with a monthly lesson plan for Waldorf homeschooling/childcare. Check it out...