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Showing posts from August, 2011
Weekly Group Time - Week of August 7

Our book this week was "Cook-A-Doodle-Doo" by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel.  As an extension activity of the book, the children asked to bake.  The children made delicious banana bread and strawberry sauce.  Here are the recipes:

Strawberry Sauce
Puree 3 cups of sliced strawberries. Add to 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tsp of cornstarch.  Cook over medium heat until boiling.  Stir constantly.  Remove from heat.  Stir for 5 minutes.  Cover and chill for at least one hour.

Banana Bread
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup margarine
3 bananas (ripe)
2 eggs
1tsp baking soda
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp of vanilla
1/4 tsp each of cinnamon, nutmeg
1/3 cup buttermilk

Combine and mix all ingredients in a bowl.  Place in a greased bread pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes.

Week of August 2

Our book this week is “Apple Batter” by Deborah Turney Zagwyn.Our science and math activity connected to the book was to taste 6 different types of apples and record our findings. The children were open-minded and tasted all 6 apples: Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Pink, Jazz andSpartan. A chart was completed stating the colour and taste of each apple.The children communicated their preferences by placing stickers under the category of like/dislike and the favourite apple was the Spartan.