Monday, February 11, 2013

The Walnut Acre Daily - Dried Cinnamon Apples and More

Walking With the King

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33

Preschool and Kindergarten Homeschool Fun


As usual we began our morning with prayer, our memory verses and this month's theme song. Then we watched VeggieTales - Jesus Loves Me and did these heart shaped Jesus Loves Me Puzzles.

Phonics and Reading

We continued today with the Starfall lessons - we did the Letter F online lesson and the worksheet and completed the -ig word family lesson.

We started learning a new word family (the -am family) and began new reading book today - Pig Wig Can Hit. We also did these -am word family worksheets.


For math today we watched The WooPeDoops Learn to Count and then worked with Gumball Counting mats. 

Chinese New Year

In recognition of the Chinese New Year we watched the Chinese New Year Song and colored these Dragon Mask Templates. We looked at a calendar and talked about when our new year started and when the Chinese new year begins.


These are the books we read at storytime today.                                        

Austin and Amanda's Homeschool Assignments and Independent Learning

Bible - Proverbs 24, Math - Digits and Place Value, Literature - No Woman So Fair, Science - Nervous System A and P Part 1. Doug worked with them for awhile this evening on their Budgets and Spreadsheets Project. 

Austin worked some more in his workbook for his Boy Scout Cooking Merit Badge.

Other Books We Enjoyed Today

CJ and I finished reading this Bobbsey Twin book today, but we still have a good bit to read yet in the Bible story book. 

In the Kitchen 

Breakfast - Cereal with Milk, Fresh Fruit, Juice

Lunch - Bagel Pizzas, Carrots and Dip, Bananas

Dinner - Austin cooked dinner this evening and he made Hot Dogs and Buns, Mozzarella Sticks w/Sauce, and Lima Beans

I bought something over the weekend that I've been wanting for awhile and I'm so excited about having it - a food dehydrator. I tried it out overnight Saturday with a batch of banana slices and woke up Sunday morning to a house that smelled yummy and a lot of dried bananas. The texture is different from the store bought ones but the flavor is good. I think next time I do it I will let them dry a little longer. The instructions said 12-16 hours and I had them in for about 13 1/2.  Today I decided to do a batch of apples and see how they turn out.  I sliced peeled and cored the apples and sliced them as thin as I could. To the bowl of apple sliced I added some lemon juice to keep them from turning brown and sprinkled in some cinnamon, tossing to coat. I started these around 8AM and they were finished around 5PM. We really, really like these!

Around the House

I cleaned up the kitchen after breakfast, did some cleaning in the mud room and did some laundry.

Austin cleaned up the kitchen after lunch, and did the evening cleanup in the living room, playroom and upstairs bathroom.

Amanda did some laundry, and did the evening cleanup in the mudroom  and downstairs bathroom.

Outdoor Fun

We made the most of this warm day today, spending lots of time outside. 

We all walked back to the creek today for the first time in a couple months. 

Who needs a balance beam when there's a pallet in the back yard?                                                                                                   

When CJ came home from school he got out his wood project and tools. He's making a cabinet to put under his table in his room.

Damien is working hard digging in the dirt.

Visiting the chickens

Furry, Feathered and Four Footed Friends

Two sleepy friends.

As usual on Monday, Amanda cleaned out the guinea pig cage. Here Little Red is enjoying her nice clean cage. I think she was also wondering what on earth I was doing with a camera in her face. 

I'm not sure what Pepper is digging for but I hope she finds it before she digs up the whole yard!

We Are Going                                                

Doug, Austin and Michael went to their Boy Scout meetings this evening. 

Just Having Fun Together

Other Notes and News

Today's Quote

The trouble with using experience as a guide is that the final exam often comes first and then the lesson. ~ Author Unknown


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1 comment:

  1. I like the apple idea! I did some apples a few months back, but didn't peel them or core them. I think it makes it hard for the kids to eat. Duh!

    Your dog might be digging for a mole. That would not be cool.