Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
They mixed up the pumpkin pudding and had fun scooping it into mini graham cracker crusts (and they had fun eating some pudding in the process!). It was a fun, easy dessert and really yummy with a little dollop of whipped cream on top :) It's fun having such good little helpers!
This week we're going to take a break from our normal homeschool subjects so that we can focus on Thanksgiving!
We will read lots of books, do some activities, crafts, games, writing, science, sing some hymns, do a little bit of cooking, and have a lot of fun! A lot of theses ideas come from the Adventures in My Father's World teacher's guide.
Here's some books from our collection that we will read:
We participated in the virtual field trip to Plimoth Plantation last week on this website:
and also took a virtual tour of the Mayflower.
Some of the Crafts we'll do:
- Make woven placemats
- Make an Indian vest
- Make a hand turkey
- Make a hand and shoe turkey
For Science, we will use some of our squash for these activities:
- Will it float? experiment
- Predicting the weight by comparing it to pantry items with the weight on it, then weighing them.
- Predicting and measuring the distance around the middle of the squash.
- How many seeds? activity
Some of the hymns we will sing. I just love singing hymns!:
- We Gather Together
- Count Your Many Blessings
- Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
- For the Beauty of the Earth
- Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
For writing, we will write about everything we are thankful for, of course!
For Cooking, we will make some cornbread like the pilgrims made and make mini pumpkin pies with pumpkin pudding and mini graham cracker crusts.
Some Indian games we will play:
- Twig Toss
- Almond Toss
- Spearing Game (not as dangerous as it sounds!)
Also, Scripture Adventures has a FREE Thanksgiving guide with TONS of neat things to do! I'm planning to use it a lot this week, especially for the writing activities.
Just enter "moneysavingmom" at the checkout to get it for FREE!
It should be a very fun week!!!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Oh, and thank you to my dear husband for watching the kids during the show. You're the best!
I'm afraid the pictures are pretty blurry :(
Time to go play from my two new piano books!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
LOST: The Animated Series Poster by Michael Myers in Lost on Drawsgood Posters at Imagekind.
LOST: The Animated Series Poster by Michael Myers
1 can pumpkin
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 c. evaporated milk
1 yellow cake mix
1 c. chopped walnuts
1 c. butter
Mix pumpkin, eggs, sugar, spices and evaporated milk together. Put in sprayed 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle cake mix over pumpkin. Sprinkle walnuts over cake mix. Drizzle melted butter over the top. Bake 350 degrees for 55 minutes (until knife comes out clean). Cool. Serve with whipped topping. Enjoy!!
I should've checked it before the timer went off, because it looks a little overdone, right? It still tasted good, at least!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I was listening to the radio last night while doing the dishes (yes, I didn't wake up to dirty dishes this morning!) and love how God turned a task I typically don't enjoy into an opportunity to praise him instead. I just love this song!
"Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God almighty, Who was and is and is to come!" Rev. 4:8
That's one of the ways that helps me, so how do you stay encouraged throughout the day?