Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Homemade Playdough

I will admit, I have failed miserably at making homemade playdough... However it doesn't stop me at trying. I tried the same recipe for years and just thought it was me. I mean really, how can you mess up PlayDough? 
((giggling because i actually can...))

Well my dd is always playing with playdough making things out of a kit that she got. She said mom can we try to make some more.

--- BIG PAUSE ---

Then I said only if we try another recipe! LOL. So I found another one I was willing to try and it was perfect. I am able to make playdough NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! 

It turned out wonderful! She done the majority of the mixing and we really love the texture!! 

It was so great DS2 wanted to join in the fun!  

So here is the recipe:
1 cup flour
1 cup water
2 tbsp veg oil
2 tsp cream of tarter
1/4 cup salt

Mix together in a sauce pot and stir the entire time its cooking. It took almost 5 min before we removed it from the pan. You will tell when it gets hard and binds to the spoon nicely. Then we added red(green for ds2) food coloring and it turned out a wonderful Pink for Valentines day( this was what DD said!). Glad I could make her happy!! After all that's my whole purpose!


Monday, January 30, 2012

Menu Plans 1/30/12

Cheesy Hashbrown
(no daddy)
Ham & Cheese Puff
(this is a new one for us but it looks great)
It has broccoli and eggs -- YUM

Fried Potatoes
Green Beans
Corn Bread

(no daddy)
Tuna Salad

Pancakes and Bacon

Stew w/ Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

Homemade Salisbury Steak


Friday, January 27, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up 23


This week was very different and took more work than normal. This week we joined a group called Classical Conversations. We really enjoyed it. We meet on Mondays with them then we have normal Homeschool Coop on Tuesday, at which I teach 4 classes(yikes). So this week was a week to get into a different groove!! We had a ton of fun. I had thought of going to CC for several weeks and just wanted to try it out. Glad we did.

This is what we learned at CC:

History Topic 
  In 1898 Theodore Roosevelt and his rough riders defeated the Spanish at the battle of San Juan hill while trying to help the Cubans win there independence. 

History Timeline with motions!
1764- 1783(ish)
 Parliament acts unjustly
The first Constitutional Congress seeks peace with Britian
The war for indepence begins
British lose at Bunker Hill
America declares its independence
Washington commands the Continental Army
Winter at Valley Forge
Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris

Atom and its make up.
Bought these cards from Montessori for Everyone. They worked wonderful this week.

We also done a science experiment with floating an egg!!

The 5 Great Lakes and Niagara Falls.
We have had this song in our head ALL WEEK...
We learned the location and the names.

No Documentary this week


Read Aloud 
We didn't start one this week. Just very busy. We did watch the movie of our last read aloud.

Road Trip USA
New Hampshire. 
We have been amazed at how much sap it takes to make Maple Syrup!

Geography A-Z

Greatest Artist Study
Vincent Van Gogh.

MUS 9 - He really flew threw this. It is clicking!! 
Reading - Horses & Rough Riders
AAS step 14 - 15
Daily Writing & Editing

MUS 11
AAS step 14 - 15
Reading - Junie B Jones(Stinky Fruit Cake)
Daily Writing & Editing

MUS 12 
We practiced skip counting this week.
Reviewed sounds in AAR Prelevel 1 to move onto Level 1 next week.
Daily Writing. We do not correct anything, yet!