Monday, September 29, 2014

Menu Plan 9/28

Monday-Pumpkin Muffins
Tuesday-Cheese Danish and fruit
Wednesday-Toaster Strudels
Thursday-Cinnamon rolls
Saturday-Sourdough biscuits and gravy with sausage

Monday-PB sandwich, apple, cheese stick and chips
Tuesday-Soup, orange, cheesestick and applesauce
Wednesday-Cheese, crackers and salami, applesauce, orange and pudding
Thursday-Sandwich, brownie goldfish crackers, grapes, grape tomatoes and orange
Friday-Wrap, grape tomatoes, chips and grapes
Saturday-Butter pasta and veggies

Monday-Fish Sticks and fries and peaches
Tuesday-Crockpot elk steak, potatoes and corn
Wednesday-Breakfast-ham and egg scramble and toast
Thursday-Sloppy joes and fries
Friday-Elk Steak, rice and green beans
Saturday-Hamburgers, baked beans and fruit salad

Friday, September 19, 2014

Preschool Time wk 3

Read the story of Adam and Eve.
Sing ABC song
Listen and sing the song "O, Be Careful"
Start an Apple Tree Craft-
 paint the bottom of kids feet brown for a tree trunk.
Paint with Apples-
 cut apples in half and dip in paint and stamp on paper.
Learn the letter A and the sound it makes
Trace letter A's and then write by yourself
Look through a magazine and find letter A's and glue to the A page in our alphabet book.
Learn how to button and unbutton.
Read "Alligator Pie" by Dennis Lee

Alligator pie, alligator pie,
If I don’t get some I think I’m gonna die.
Give away the green grass, give away the sky,
But don’t give away my alligator pie.
Alligator stew, alligator stew,
If I don’t get some I don’t know what I’ll do.
Give away my furry hat, give away my shoe,
But don’t give away my alligator stew.
Alligator soup, alligator soup,
If I don’t get some I think I’m gonna droop.
Give away my hockey stick, give away my hoop,
But don’t give away my alligator soup.

Read "Ten Apples Up on Top" by Dr. Seuss
Listen to The Ants Go Marching

Count mini marshmallows. Lil J up to 10 and Lil W up to 5
Then practiced adding with our mini marshmallows
Look at what a antelope is.
Snack-apples, PB and mini marshmallows.
Lessons on ABC Mouse

Read the story about the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
Listen to "O, be careful"
Add the leaves to our Apple Tree craft- paint their hands green to make handprints around the trunk from yesterday.
Do a taste test of different kinds of apples and see which is our favorite.
Walk around the house and find all the things that look like circles.
Clean up some toys in our bedroom
Play with play dough
Tell them about sign language and why people use this form of language and teach them the letter A
Read the poem "Apple Song" by Frances Frost

The apples are seasoned and ripe and sound.
Gently they fall on the yellow ground.
The apples are stored in the dusky bin,
Where hardly a glimmer of light creeps in.
In the firelit, winter nights, they'll be,
The clear sweet taste of a summer tree.
Read The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
Listen to Animal Crackers Song
Look at what an abalone is and where it lives.
Practice the sound letter A makes and practice writing it too
Watch the show about Johnny Appleseed
Snack-Animal crackers
Lesson on ABC Mouse

Finish Apple Tree Craft-add apples to leaves by painting thumbs with red paint and stamping the leaves.
Sing the ABC song.
Make a small batch of applesauce
Try to balance different things on our heads-apples, books, toys
Learn about patterns and make different patterns 
Get number flashcards out and go through numbers 1-10 and have them put them in order. 
Talk about always being polite and saying please and thank you.
Read the poem "Applesauce" by Martha T. Lyon

Peel an apple,
Cut it up,
Put it in a pot.
When You taste it,
You will find
It's applesauce
You've got!

Read the story How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
Pretend to be astronuts
Lesson on ABC Mouse

Read the story of Adam and Eve and the tree of knowledge.
Talk about what they did wrong.
Make a paper plate apple craft-finger paint the edges of the plate red. Leave the center white. Glue on some apple seeds and add a pipe cleaner stem. 
Practice writing letter A, the sound it makes.
Bake and apple pie and give to neighbors
Read poem "Animal Crackers" by Christopher Morley

Animal crackers and cocoa to drink,
That is the finest of suppers, I think;
When I'm grown up and can have what I please
I think I shall always insist upon these.

What do you choose when you're offered a treat?
When Mother says, "What would you like best to eat?"
Is it waffles and syrup, or cinnamon toast?
It's cocoa and animals that I love the most!

The kitchen's the coziest place that I know:
The kettle is singing, the stove is aglow,
And there in the twilight, how jolly to see
The cocoa and animals waiting for me.

Daddy and Mother dine later in state,
With Mary to cook for them, Susan to wait;
But they don't have nearly as much fun as I
Who eat in the kitchen with Nurse standing by;
And Daddy once said he would like to be me
Having cocoa and animals once more for tea!

Read Alligator Shoes by Arthur Dorros
Make and animal paper bag puppet
Act out different animals
Snack-apple juice and avocado
Lesson on ABC Mouse

Play a apple counting game
Bake another apple pie
Make a tree for each season and show how it changes
Play Hi-Ho-Cherry-O
Read Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judi Barrett
Go to an apple orchard and pick more apples
Snack-Alphabet Soup
Lesson on ABC Mouse.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Menu Plan 9/21

Sunday-French Toast
Monday-Yogurt and granola
Tuesday-Muffins and fruit
Wednesday-Egg in a hole
Friday-Scrambled eggs and ham
Saturday-hash browns and eggs

Sunday-Hot dogs and fries
Monday-Grilled Cheese, grapes, cookie and fruit
Tuesday-Salad, fruit and mini candy
Wednesday-Sandwich, cookie, pudding and fruit
Thursday-Sandwich, grapes, fruit, pretzels with nutella and mini candy
Friday-Salad in a taco shell, grape tomatoes, fruit and pudding
Saturday-english muffin pizzas

Sunday-Pizza and salad
Monday-Spaghetti, garlic bread and salad
Tuesday-Macaroni and cheese with meat mixed in. Veggie
Wednesday-Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes and asparagus
Thursday-Corn dogs and fries
Friday-Lasagna, garlic bread and salad
Saturday-Chili and cornbread

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Menu Plan 9/14

Monday-French Toast
Tuesday-Yogurt and granola
Thursday-Muffins and Fruit

Monday-PB&J Sandwich, orange, cookie and trail mix
Tuesday-Pretzel spoons and PB, Fruit and yogurt
Wednesday-Crackers, cheese, meat, Fruit, pretzel spoons with nutella
Thursday-Wraps, fruit and yogurt
Friday-Salad, orange and cookie
Saturday-Hot pockets

Sunday-Burrito Pie
Tuesday-Grilled Chicken, grilled veggies and salad
Wednesday-Orange chicken, fried rice and egg rolls
Thursday-Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and veggies
Friday-Grilled Cheese and tomato soup
Saturday-Burrito's and salad

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Nutella Rice Krispie Treats

These sound so YUMMY. I made them for the kids for their after school snack.

Here is the recipe.

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 6 cups crisped rice cereal
  1. Put sugar and corn syrup in a heavy sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in Nutella.
  5. Stir in cereal.
  6. Spread in greased 9x9 inch pan.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Preschool Time WK 2

THEME-"G" is for Garden

Read the Creation Story. Talked about what God created on Day 1 and 2.

Sang the Creation Song

The Creation Song 
(Sung to the tune of Frere Jaques:)
In the beginning (in the beginning)
God created (God created)
Day and night (day and night)
On Day 1 (on Day 1) 
In the beginning (in the beginning)
God divided (God divided)
Water and sky (water and sky)
On Day 2 (on Day 2) 
In the beginning (in the beginning)
God created (God created)
Land, plants, and trees (land, plants, and trees)
On Day 3 (on Day 3) 
In the beginning (in the beginning)
God created (God created)
Sun, moon, and stars (sun, moon, and stars)
On Day 4 (on Day 4) 
In the beginning (in the beginning)
God created (God created)
Fish and birds (fish and birds)
On Day 5 (on Day 5) 
In the beginning (in the beginning)
God created (God created)
Animals and people (animals and people)
On Day 6 (on Day 6) 
In the beginning (in the beginning)

God rested (God rested)

Sang the ABC's
Counted as far as we could
This week we are learning the letter G so we practiced what the letter G sounds like and we practiced writing the letter G in our alphabet notebooks.
Watched the nursery rhyme Mary, Mary quite contrary on you tube.

We practiced zipping zippers.

Read the poem You Never Hear the Garden Grow by Lilian Moore
Row on row,
you never hear the garden

Seeds split.
Roots shove and reach.
Earth heaves.

Leaves unfurl.
Stems pierce the

Pea pods fatten.
stretch and curl.

Such growing 
going on
without a sound.

Listened to the song The Green Grass Grew All Around

Listened to what a Goose sounds like
Lesson on ABC Mouse
Had some salad for a snack

Read the Creation Story again and talk about what God created on Day 3 and Day 4.
Sing the creation song from yesterday
Go outside and look at plants
Practice the sound G makes
Learn what a square is and draw one.
Go around the house looking for squares
Work on the chore of cleaning our rooms

Read the Poem
If you ever, ever, ever
meet a grizzly bear,
You must never, never, never
ask him where
He is going,
Or what he is doing;
For if you ever, ever dare
To stop a grizzly bear,
You will never
Meet another grizzly bear.

We read Giving by Shirley Hughes
Learn what a gorilla sounds like.
Lesson on ABC Mouse
Snack-granola bar

Read the Creation Story again and talk about what God created on Day 5 and Day 6.
Sing the creation song again
Sing our ABC's
Count as far as we can
Practice counting how many blocks there are
Go to the library
Read the Poem Good Night by Victor Hugo
Good night! Good night! Far flies the light; But still God's love Shall flame above Making all Bright. Good night!
Good night!
Read the Story "The Golden Goose" by Uri Shulevitz
Listen to the song Golden Slumbers

Lesson on ABC Mouse
Snack-Graham Crackers

Read the Creation Story again and talk about what God did on day 7. 
Sing the creation song
Sing our ABC's
Count as far as we can
Practice making and writing the G
Make fingerprint flowers
Give fingerprint flowers to our friends
Read The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone
Listen to Amazing Grace

Lesson on ABC Mouse
Snack-Green Beans

Play with play dough and make a garden
Read The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Count seeds and place them in the right numbered egg carton spot
Do a puzzle
Play in the sensory bin
Read Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Play the Goodnight Moon Game
Pretend to gallop around the house
Practice writing the letter G
Lesson on ABC Mouse
snack-grape juice
Watch What's in the Bible with Buck Denver (Volume 1)
Here is the first few minutes of the super cute show

Friday, September 5, 2014

Menu Plan 9/7

Menu Plan week of 9/7


Sunday-French Toast
Tuesday-Banana Bread
Wednesday-Yogurt and granola


Sunday-Crackers, cheese, salami and fruit
Monday-Bagel and cream cheese, apple, string cheese
Tuesday-Sandwich, yogurt and orange
Wednesday-Sandwich, pretzels, grapes
Thursday-Sandwich, goldfish crackers, strawberries
Saturday-Ramen noodles


Sunday-Elk Steak, broccoli and baked potatoes
Monday-Salmon, rice and salad
Tuesday-Hash browns, eggs and sausage
Thursday-Crockpot Chicken in a Hurry, mac and cheese and corn
Friday-Hamburger patties, green beans and rice
Saturday-Elk Steak, mashed potatoes and salad and a raspberry breakfast braid for dessert.

Preschool Time

This week we have started up with preschool again. I love being able to teach my little's. 

This week's theme is "X" Marks the Spot


We started the day off with doing a treasure hunt. Finding all the X's which had a school supply and the big treasure was a bible. We are going to be learning about the bible this year along with all the other letters, numbers etc...

After finding all the treasures we sang the B-i-b-l-e song and the ABC song.

Counted as far as we could. Lil J counts to 17 and Lil W counts to 4

Learned about the letter X and the sound it makes.

Talked about what kinds of clothes we should wear for all the different seasons.

Listened to Saxophone music 

Read a poem

Extra Special X
by Katrina Lybbert

Excellent, exciting letter X!
So extra special is letter X.
Fox, box, mix, wax,
Phlox, ox, six, tax.
Always an adventure to explore,
With letter X, which we adore!

Had a X snack.

And last they each did a lesson on ABC Mouse. 


Sing the B-i-b-l-e song and ABC song

Count as far as we can.

Practice making the the shape of an X along with the sound an X makes.

Go on a hunt for anything that looks like an X 

Read Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss

Sing the song Six little Ducks

Learn about a FOX

Had another X snack

Teach them how to make their beds

Lesson on ABC mouse


Sing the B-i-b-l-e Song and ABC song

Watch a veggie tales movie

Sing A Hunting we will Go

Practice making the shape of an X along with the sound of an X.

Play Tic tac toe

Play Freeze game with saxophone music.

Have the kids practice writing X all over a piece of paper and then help count how many they wrote.

Practice sharing toys.

Lesson on ABC Mouse


Hide some treasures and do another treasure hunt.

Play Tic Tac Toe

Play in the sensory bin.

Practice writing X's 

Play with play dough

Pretend to be Jack in the box and jump out of a box

Drive into town to look at the boxcars at the train yard.

Donate toys 

Lesson on ABC Mouse.

What a great first week of preschool. Hope you follow us each week to see what we are up too.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Weekly Menu Plan

Here is our menu plan for the week.

Wednesday-Muffins and fruit
Thursday-breakfast sandwiches
Friday-muffins and fruit

Wednesday-Sandwiches, cheez its, pickles
Thursday-Waffles, blueberries, trail mix
Friday-crackers and cheese, cherry tomatoes

Wednesday- hamburgers, corn on the cob and fruit salad
Thursday-crockpot creamy spaghetti
Friday-Elk Steak Chef salad
Saturday-Chili Blackberry Oatmeal Crisp

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

I have missed blogging.....

I haven't wrote a blog post in life just became way to hectic. 5 kids, sports, preschool and daycare kids it all just seemed like I needed more hours in the day. Now we are at the first day of school for my 3 oldest and I only have my 2 youngest at home during the day with no extra munchkins. I'm going to try really hard to at least post once a week hopefully more. I would like to post about our preschool curriculum I'm doing at home with the little's, a weekly menu plan and whatever else comes my way like LIFE. Stay tuned....