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Monday, December 14, 2009

Homeschool Log Monday 12/14/09

The kids are still in cooking mode. They just can't seem to get enough of it.

Austin found a recipe for an omelette he wanted to make. I wasn't sure what it would taste like since it had both bacon and tuna in it. Somehow that seemed to me like a rather unlikely combination. But it turned out really good.

He really needs some extra work on fractions and cooking has proven to be a fun way to slip in some practice. I've noticed a difference in his comprehension already.

I also gave Amanda a mental workout when I told her I wanted her to triple a recipe that had quiet a few ingredients and lots of opportunity to multiply fractions. She didn't like it but it was wonderful practice. She tackled three recipes today - Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies (very chocolaty), Twice Baked Potatoes and Meatballs and Cheesy Shells ( this is the recipe she tripled, I now have a ready made meal in my freezer).

Austin also spent quite a bit of time on the computer on the Disney games site and playing Mahjong, while Amanda played Solitaire on the computer.

Both Austin and Amanda watched Animal Cops Philadelphia and Austin also watched an hour of Big Cat Diary on Animal Planet.

When Austin's friend Zac was here after school the two boys went outside and played tag for awhile and then came in and played Go Fish.

Doing their chores, helping with the younger kids, and taking care of their pets, along with watching a few other TV shows rounded out their day.

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