Luke has really been wanting to learn how to make bread, so this assignment was perfect timing! He and the boys followed the recipe and I gave them a few tips along the way.
I think they did a great job! If only you could smell it!
While waiting for their bread to rise, the boys worked on their memory verse. Here is what we do: we write the verse on the white board and then I erase one word. The boys take turns reading the verse and if they say it, they get to erase another word. We do this until all the words are gone and they can say the verse from memory! And it is fun! They also write the verse in their journal and listen to it on CD. I try to give them many different ways to learn, as they are all different learners!
An assignment, that we will do next summer, is to make a map of our neighborhood and note possible food sources. We did this this past summer at our old house and were able to identify many wild edible plants. We collected samples and dried them to make a "guide to wild edibles in our neighborhood." In our lesson this week, we discussed the use of the cattail as a food source. In early summer, young flower heads can be boiled and eaten like corn on the cob. In mid fall to mid spring, the starchy rhizomes can be used like potatoes or dried and ground like flour. In the Spring, the sprouts can be eaten raw or boiled. We live near a marshy area and there is an abundant supply of cattails! It will be fun to see what we discover in our new neck of the woods!