Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Boston Cream Pie!

It was a big deal for my new K kid to make his start of school dessert. Last year, we made Apple Pie for the first day of school. This year, because of Pre-School kid's dental appointment our start of school looked a little different. It's the 2nd week...and we made Boston Cream Pie for Letter 'B' and for Boston, MA!

We cheated a little here and used a Yellow Cake Mix. K kid still got to lick the beater all by himself...so he's happy.


We used Vanilla Pudding (with Pie filling directions) for the filling.

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The only thing we made from scratch was the chocolate glaze. We melted 3 oz of chocolate chips over a low heat with 2 T. of butter. (This was a math problem...the recipe called for 3 oz of chocolate...but I only had chips...on the back of the bag, I found that 15 chips equals 1/2 oz...and after K kid counting chocolate chips we found that 1 oz = 30 chips = 1 T) When it was thoroughly melted, we took the pan off of the heat and added 1/4 cup milk. (If I'd had cream, this would have been thicker.) Then we stirred in 1/2 c. powdered sugar. I let it cool a bit but it was still thin. We poured it over the top. HEAVEN in a cake! And look at this happy kid. He's so proud to be in Kindergarten.



Friday, August 29, 2008

A

A soft answer turns away wrath. Proverbs 15:1

This week, we studied the letter A. I had planned to move slowly through the alphabet, so when I found this book I was so excited that it worked right into what I had already planned. I read the story and the boys learned the verse this week while 3 was at the dentist on Monday.

K kid worked on writing the letter 'A'. 1st kid worked on a Z-B manuscript page with words that start with the letter 'A'. 3 really wanted in on the school day. She colored her letter 'A' and did an apple dot-to-dot. She reminded me that I needed to save these for Miss Nancy.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Our Calendar

August:
explorers

September:
Massachusetts
Maine
New Hampshire
Connecticut

October:
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Maryland

November:
Virginia
North Carolina
Georgia
Thanksgiving -Cranberry Thanksgiving

December:
Tennessee
Ohio
Christmas

January:
Katy & the Big Snow
Snowflake Bentley

February:
Wisconsin
Indiana
Mississippi
Texas

March:
Oklahoma
Kansas
Montana
New Mexico

April:
Easter
Idaho
Alaska

May:
California***
Hawaii