Welcome! I am using this blog to share our family's homeschooling thoughts and experiences.

THIS SCHOOL YEAR (2018-2019): Our oldest child, EL, finished her formal education in May 2017. She remains at home due to her special needs, and continues to learn with us when she is able. JJ is in 10th grade this year. We intend to homeschool him through High School, and are using a variety of different curriculum choices to complete this goal.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

WEEK 3: Temperature, Mosaic Art, Recorder Lessons, and Cheese Bites

Pictures from our week:

Science experiment about TEMPERATURE REGULATION and how our body responds. The bowl on the right is ice cold water, the bowl on the left is warm tap water, the bowl in the middle is cool tap water.

After holding their finger in the ice water and the warm water for 20 seconds, they placed them into the cool water and noticed how the cool water felt warm to their right hand after it had been in ice water, and the cool water felt cold to their left hand after it had been in warm water.

We learned about MOSAIC ART, which was popular in ancient Rome. So, we used this Magnetic Mosaics Kids set that we already had (You can find it on Amazon.com) and the kids worked together to make one of the pictures. You can see it below.

They made a sunflower.

We began RECORDER LESSONS this week, using a simple book called "Hands On Recorder," and began learning the notes of B, A, G, and E (both on the staff and on the recorder itself). Coyote is loving this and, so far, we have learned 4 new short songs. Road Runner sort of gave up after 2 days. It is just too hard for her to get her fingers positioned over the holes correctly. So, I'm not making her play anymore, but she will still be learning about the notes on the staff. Maybe we can find something else for her to play.

For Home Ec, we used a simple recipe for BAKED STRING CHEESE BITES. Coyote cut Light String Cheese into chunks while Road Runner and I mixed up the breading. I will post the recipe at the end but, here, the kids are dipping the chunks into milk, then breading them and placing them onto a cookie sheet. (Road Runner did not like this, as she doesn't like getting her hands messy, but I asked her do two or three anyway.)

After 8 minutes in the oven, this is how they came out.

Dip the cheese bites into warm pizza sauce and eat. They are delicious!

Here is the recipe for the Cheese Bites. I got it from THIS BLOG that I found on Pinterest.com, but I modified it a bit...

1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs (Italian seasoned kind is best, but plain will work too.)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. garlic
1 cup skim milk
Several Lite String Cheese sticks

NOTE:  1 tsp. of salt was a bit too salty for us, so I would recommend cutting it back to 1/2 tsp.

Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl. Slice the cheese into chunks. Dip chunks into milk, then into the breading. (I added another step here and dipped the chunks in milk and breading a second time to help coat them really well). Place onto a greased baking sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes at 425 degrees. (8 minutes was perfect for us).
Let cool a bit, then dip into warmed pizza sauce.


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1 comment:

  1. I like the mosaic. My kids enjoy doing those also. The string cheese bites sound yummy. I need to save the recipe for an easy snack. :-)


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