|OK, he doesn't look excited, but he is. Trust me. :-)|
Our big project will be making cutout cookies on Friday - forecast to be 30 degrees cooler than today, so a good day for baking. We will be using this recipe, which uses honey instead of refined sugar. Getting ready for the big day affords lots of learning opportunities!
Memory verse: Pleasing words are a honeycomb, sweet to the taste and invigorating to the bones. Proverbs 16:24
Reading: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie (Felicia Bond) and I Eat My Peas With Honey (Ogden Nash). We'll also read the recipe together.
Writing/Art: Copy the recipe from the website onto a recipe card. We'll write and decorate cards to give when we share with our cookies with neighbors.
Math: Baking measurements. It's a good way to use fractions! He has a box of dried beans for scooping and dumping; he usually uses the 1/4, 1/2 and 1 cup measures for that. We'll do those during the week to prep for the big day.
Science: Honeybees and how baking changes food.
Social Studies: Discuss the symbols in our collection of cookie cutters.
Life Skills: Baking, grocery shopping, connecting with our (very) local community.
Theology: Learning how pleasant words and good manners make people as happy as cookies do. This is something that needs reinforcement at our house right now.