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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream, for ICE CREAM!!

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August 11, 2012
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream, for ICE CREAM!!

Eating ice cream is grand, but making it with your own hands if so much fun too!  You don’t need much to make ice cream at home. Materials: 1/2 cup of milk 2 T. sugar 1 teaspoon of vanilla 6 Tablespoons of rock salt 3 -4 cups of ice 1 pint Zip-loc bag 1...
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I Made a Wood Tripod for Cooking Over a Fire!

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May 30, 2012
I Made a Wood Tripod for Cooking Over a Fire!

My wood tripod over the campfire. To get ready to serve my students a traditional wagon train meal of beans, corn bread and coffee, I set out to figure out how to make a tripod like the pioneers might have had.  A little research and a long stick found in the nearby woods and...
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Making Their Own Corn Meal

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May 27, 2012
Making Their Own Corn Meal

  The pioneers needed to provide for 6 months of food on the trail and, since there were no Walmart’s to go to if they ran out of supplies, enough to live on until they could grow their own.  Tools were simple. So we had our students get to experience having to grind their...
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“Because of Winn-Dixie”

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January 1, 2012
“Because of Winn-Dixie”

  Great book for young students. My students have enjoyed reading the book and now it’s time to share it with the others in the class. My reading group has just finished reading, “Because of Winn-Dixie” and I was wondering what to do to wrap it up and found these great sites.  I intend...
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Chinese New Year Activities – Fortune Cookies and Paper Lanterns

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December 29, 2011
Chinese New Year Activities – Fortune Cookies and Paper Lanterns

Chinese New Year is an important Chinese holiday. A few interesting details: It’s believed that it is important to start the New Year off on the right foot, so eating something sweet for breakfast symbolizes a sweet and pleasant beginning. Having new clothes for the New Year is important. It is considered unlucky to...
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Doing a Taste Test!

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October 1, 2011
Doing a Taste Test!

Have a variety of apples available; Granny Smith, Gala, McIntosh and any others you may have in your area.  Prepare by cutting up  the apples into slices and make a graph for everyone to make select their favorites then let the fun begin.  I always ask my students to “try” something new whenever I...
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Colonial American – Cooking Hasty Pudding

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August 31, 2011
Colonial American – Cooking Hasty Pudding

Cooking is always fun for children and there is so much to be learned while cooking. There are a few things to keep in mind: It is assumed that with any recipes that require the use of a heat source (stove, hot plate, oven) there will be adult supervision. Make sure your child reads...
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Colonial America – Root Beer

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August 30, 2011
Colonial America – Root Beer

  Ingredients: 1 t. dry yeast 1/2 c. warm water 2 c. sugar 5 t. root beer extract (located in the spice aisle) 8 c. hot water gallon jug with a lid Steps: Let your child stir the yeast and the warm water in a small bowl until it dissolves. Have them pour the...
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Colonial America – Mulled Cider

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August 29, 2011
Colonial America – Mulled Cider

Mulled Cider is great especially on a cold fall day. Ingredients: 1/2 gallon of apple cider cloves a cinnamon stick a few allspice berries Steps: Pour the cider into a sauce pan. Add all of the other ingredients into pan. Heat until hot, but not boiling. Pour into mugs and serve.
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Colonial America – Create a Colonial Market Place

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August 20, 2011
Colonial America – Create a Colonial Market Place

  Creating a colonial marketplace is a fun activity for kids to participate in. Colonist usually exchanged things they made or crops they grew for things they needed.  This is called “bartering” or trading. Making a good trade was important for both parties – it needed to be fair for everyone! Have your child...
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