Saturday, March 31, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up 32

This week was another that just really I don't remember how we got from Monday to Friday. I have way to much going on in my life and my days are just all meshing together. This week we didn't go to Classical Conversations because my smaller two kids haven't felt well. I have had some sinus/cold issues and they got the same problem and so we stayed home. I also didn't go to Homeschool Group Tuesday to teach and for the kids to have class because the way they and I felt still. So hopefully this next week we will be back on our routine for Mondays and Tuesdays.

Even though we didn't attend Classical Conversations we still learned about Presidents. We notebooked more on Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Adams, Jackson, Van-buren, Harrison, Tyler.

Regular School - Together

A-Z Geography - Mountain Pass and Mountain Range

Road Trip USA - We done a large review of all the states we have learned about so far. I felt it was time for a review because through out our talking we was getting some details mixed up a little. 

Science Topic -  Hatching Birds (Simple Schooling)

Science Experiment #1 - We took some Easter Peeps and placed them on a microwave plate and talked about what we "thought" was going to happen. It was fun. We recorded what the thoughts were and then went on with the lab. We placed them in the microwave for 45 seconds and the pics below will show you what happened.

 They more than doubled in size. You could watch them inflate inside the microwave... The kids screamed and said "ohhh cool" and was totally into it within 2 seconds. Loved it.

Science Experiment #2 - We choose 3 liquids. Bleach, Dr Pepper(soda) and Water to place 1 peep in each liquid to observe what was going to happen. Over 3 days we watched them change. We talked about why the Bleach affected the Peep and the others really didn't change much. This was interesting for them to see. 

Evan Moor Daily Science - Topic this week: How are people left handed?
Evan Moor Daily Spelling & Test - Didn't miss one!!
Language Fundamentals - Singular and Plural
MUS Epsilon 15
AAS level 3 
Daily Reading - Buffalo Bill (Frontier Daredevil)
100 Words list  - FINISHED
Daily Bible Devotional
Started reading 101 Bible Adventures, The Ultimate Quest for Truth.
Reading Comprehension Builders 

She found a 4 leaf clover!
MUS Beta 18
Writing -Worked on learning cursive writing.
Started Write Shop with DD and DS2. 
Worked on building thoughts and writing in complete sentences.
Daily Word Problems (almost finished with this book)
AAS Level 3
Language - Singular and Plural Nouns
Science Topics for her this week was: Bears, Bats, Gorilla's and Dolphins.
Daily Reading
Reading Comprehension Builders

MUS Alpha 19
AAR 1 - Step 7
Daily Phonics - Working on where in the word the sound is found.
Started Write Shop with DD. Worked on building thoughts and sentences.
AAR Reader - Run, Bug, Run! He read stories: Hit the Gas and The Bad Rat. I'm so very proud of him!
Working on sight words - daily.
Critical Thinking book for Thinking Skills.



Thursday, March 29, 2012

Parm Chicken with Bow Ties Recipe

Parmesan Chicken with Bow Ties

12oz bow tie pasta
salt and pepper
2 cups broccoli florets ( I used more cause we love it)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 lb chicken - cut in to bite size pieces
1 small onion finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup canned diced tomatoes - drain!! ( I just used  a small can, didn't look at size)
1/2 cup Parmesan

Cook pasta about 10 mins then add the broccoli the last 3-4 minutes so it can cook - add 1 tbsp oil when done
Add remaining oil in another skillet with Chicken, Onion and Garlic, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Saute for about 5 minutes
Add tomatoes and cook additional 2 minutes

Then add bow ties and broccoli together with chicken and top with cheese!!

This was a recipe that will go down as one of the BEST I've HONESTLY EVER MADE. This is my favorite recipe in my kitchen right now! I will be making this again next week.
My children loved it. For DS1 I made a recipe just for him using his PKU foods he too enjoyed his recipe!