Monday, February 1, 2010

Montessori Monday- 3 practical life skills

1.  Our homeschool co-op had a fun pizza making field trip last week. The girls kneaded the dough, and learned how to make a pizza pie. We usually have home made pizza night every Friday at our house, but they loved seeing their pizza go into the rolling oven and come out on the other side looking delicious.


2.  My little one loves Clementines. She usually brings me 3 or 4 a day to peel for her. Today I asked her how she would peel it and she got out her kiddie knife and tried to bite it. Those would all work, but I showed her how to use her thumb to peel the skin away from the she's helping herself. No lack of vitamin C in this kid.

3.  We are baking bread today. I printed out the step these cute step baking cards from this great site. Here is the recipe:

Super Simple Yeast Bread - By Hand
Preheat oven to 350° oven for 20 minutes.
1 c. milk
1/4 c. sugar
4 T. margarine
1 tsp. salt
1 pkg. yeast
1/4 c. warm water
1 egg
4 c. all-purpose flour
(we added a little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg and 2 T. of honey)
-First, heat milk gently in a saucepan over low heat. To hot milk add sugar, margarine and salt and let cool.
-In a small bowl mix the 1/4c. warm water and yeast. Set aside until bubbly (about 5 min.)
-To milk mixture add one c. flour and mix well. Then add one slightly beaten egg and yeast mix- ture. -Use a wire whisk to mix everything together.
-Add approximately 3 more c. flour until the dough can be handled easily. Knead and place in greased bowl for first rise.
-Then punch down or knead again. Place in two greased bread pans, cover with a damp cloth and let rise again.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

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