Tuesday, March 6, 2012

"If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky?" -- Stanislaw J. Lec

Happy Tuesday!  We took it a bit easy today, as we had Toddler Time at the museum this morning, followed by grocery shopping, housecleaning and Bible study, but we did do a few things I thought I'd share:

For snack today, we made the 'Shamrock Chips' as seen at http://lisastorms.typepad.com/lisa-storms/2011/03/st-patricks-day-continued.html.  For the same, you will need spinach wraps, cooking spray, a shamrock-shaped cookie cutter, and salt.  (You may recall we did this once for Valentine's day, using a heart-shaped cookie cutter.)  First, simply cut shamrocks from your wraps, using your cookie cutter.
 Then, spray a cookie sheet with your cooking spray, add your shamrocks, and spray again.  Salt lightly and bake in a 350 degree oven for 5-7 minutes, watching them frequently so they don't get too dark.
 Here are our chips, ready to snack on!
For a drink to accompany our chips, I made these little fun limeade drinks, simply using lime concentrate (follow the package instructions), colored with just 1 drop of green food coloring, and decorated with a fun, green curly straw and a lime slice.
A St. Patrick's Day snack!
As you know, we have been reviewing our letters.  Maggie knows them well, and is now reading first readers, but I still think it's important to refresh her on the different sounds each letter makes while she's practicing phonics.  I think these books by Jane Belk Moncure are great, and I use them for every letter!  (They are at all of our local libraries, so check yours out, too!)
Then, in our review of letter Oo, we made the 'O Ostrich' as seen at http://totallytots.blogspot.com/2010/03/now-i-know-my-abcs-o-is-for-ostrich.html, using pink and black construction paper.  Very cute!
 Finally, for today's journal entry, I asked her, 'What's your favorite O word?'  She answered, 'Orange.'
See you tomorrow!

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