Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Apple Pie Days

Nothing says Summer in Texas like an Apple Pie.  Nothing says wonderfulness like something out of the oven that was homemade by small ten year old hands.  This week marked Lauryl's first week of fifth grade.  We started out our year-long Geography study with a look at maps, a compass, a globe and the world.  What better way to get into the spirit of world-travel than "How To Make An Apple Pie And See The World" by Marjorie Priceman.  It's definitely on our list of fun books with big, colorful pictures.  As we closed our first week of school, Lauryl commenced to make her first pie with only onlooking supervision from Grandma.  Lauryl mixed, rolled, sliced, peeled and baked this magnificent apple pie all by herself.  (Recipe found at the end of the book.)  If I may say so myself, it's fabulous!  Tomorrow, it's on to making organic Guacamole as a way to eat healthy brain foods.  (NOTE: We are studying the brain in Health this week.)  Thank you to our Lord for a smooth week.  It couldn't have produced such fruit without His everlasting graciousness and help. 


Read of the Week:
Story Craft by
John R. Erickson- "Reflections on faith, culture, and writing from the author of Hank The Cowdog"
Finds of the Week: - Check out the Picture Smart Bible.  We've used it for two days and are already deeply in love with all of it.  Worth each and every Mom-saved penny.

Scripture of the Week: 
"This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it—the LORD is his name: Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'"
Jeremiah 33: 2-3 - NIV

"There is more to life than increasing it's speed."
 - Ghandi

1 comment:

K said...

I love it!!! What a wonderful start to your education adventure with your daughter. I find it extra special that 3 generations get to experience it together!!

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