Chunky Junk

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Chunky Junk

( This is fun to make when teaching the “NG” sound as in SING, KING, JUNK.  If an “N” is followed by a “K” the “N” has the “NG” sound.)

1. Melt in the micro wave for 1 minutes:

  • 20 marshmallows
  • ½ cube of butter
  • ½ cup of peanut butter

 2. Stir and melt for 1 more minute.

 3.  Mix in:

  • 1 cup Oat O’s cereal
  • 1 cup Crispy Rice cereal
  • 1 cup pretzels
  • ½ cup peanuts
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup M & Ms

4.  Spread out in buttered pan.

 5.  Cool and enjoy.

Grandma’s Egg Bread (Orange Rolls )

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Orange Rolls

(Grandma’s Egg Bread)

Mix and set aside:

  •  ½ cup warm water
  • 2 T Dry yeast
  • ½ cup sugar

Beat 3 eggs in a large bowl.

Add to eggs and mix:

  • 2 ½ c. milk (room temp.)  Best if brought to a boil then cooled.
  • 1 cube butter (room temp.)
  • 4 t. Salt
  • 5 cups whole wheat and/or unbleached flour
  • yeast mixture

Add and knead in about 2 ½ more cups of flour to make a soft and smooth dough. (Use wet hands to knead.)  Let rise. (double in bulk)  Punch the air out.

Mix in a small container:

  •  1 cube soft butter,
  • ½ cup sugar
  • the zest from one orange.      (grated peel)

Roll the dough into a ½ in. thick rectangle.  Spread the zest/butter mixture on dough except for a 1 inch strip on the edge to seal the roll.

Roll up the dough and seal with the non-buttered edge.  Cut the roll with dental floss or a knife.

Put the rolls in a greased baking pan.  Let rise until double in bulk again.

Bake in a preheated 375 oven for 20 minutes.

Make the glaze while the rolls are baking.

Glaze

Cook 1 cube butter with 1 cup brown sugar until it boils 1 minute.  Take off the stove and beat in the juice from 1 orange, and 1 cup sifted powdered sugar.  As the rolls come out of the oven, spoon on the glaze.

Optional Cinnamon Rolls

After the dough is rolled out, butter the dough except for a 1 inch strip on one of the longer sides, so you can seal the roll. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar (1 cup brown sugar mixed with 2 teas. cinnamon) only on the butter.  Continue like for Orange Rolls.

Glaze

Cook 1 cube butter with 1 cup brown sugar until it boils 1 minute.  Take off the stove and beat in ½ teas. vanilla, 1 T. milk and 1 cup sifted powdered sugar.  As the rolls come out of the oven, spoon on the glaze.

Review Consonant Letter Sounds

SoundCards180x150       Review Letter Sounds

Objective:  Children will recognize the Consonant Capital and Lowercase (small) letters and their sounds.  (This lesson can be taught 4 times; once for each group of letter consonant sounds.   bhlft, prmnk, cdsgj, qvwyz)

Preparations:

  • Have magnet letters or other letters for matching.  (Capital and Small Letters)
  • Be prepared to listen to the Phonics By Spelling sounds to be reviewed. https://www.phonicsbyspelling.com/
  • Be prepared to use the pictures for each sound and the Sound Cards for each sound.  https://www.phonicsbyspelling.com/
  • Have cards or magnet letters with capital and small letters for matching.  (These can be made on the computer, printed on cardstock, then cut.)
  • Have books or other things to show different fonts for the letters to be reviewed.  (Can use the computer to print different fonts.)
  • Copy worksheet for the letters to be reviewed. letter review lthbf    letter review prmnk    letter review cdsgj     letter review qvwyz

Lesson:

  • Give each child one or more Sound Cards (spellings for each sound).  Play the songs for each of the sounds to be reviewed.  Have the children give you the sound card that goes with each sound.  (You can also use the pictures for each sound.  Have a child touch the spellings for each sound as you sing the songs.)
  • Use magnet letters or cards with capital and small letters to match the capitals with their small letter.  Talk about if they look more alike or if they look different.
  • Show different fonts for the letters to be reviewed.  Find different fonts in books or other reading material.
  • Make words by writing or using magnet letters.  You pick a vowel and a consonant to be reviewed.  Let children pick another consonant and see if you can make a word or just make some fun sounds.  Practice sounding out words.

Activity:

  • Show the children the worksheet.  Have them help decide which capital letters go with which small letters.
  • Give a worksheet to each child.  Have them match the letters and write their name.
  • Say what each picture is and ask what letter sound it starts with.  Review how to make the letter on your sample worksheet, and then have each child write the letter on their worksheet.   Continue until finished.
  • All worksheets need to be done with a teacher and they need to be done right.  Never use a worksheet to test the children.  Use them as a learning experience.  They are a great hands-on continuation of the lesson.
  • It is fun to have them write a simple word on the back and draw a picture, such as sad.

Long Vowel Simple Sight Words

Long Vowel Simple Sight Word Lesson: ( Free worksheets.)I (2)

Preparation:

Lesson:  Rule:  Vowels alone not followed by a consonant and at the end of a syllable, especially the first syllable, are usually long.  

  • Discuss the rule.
  • Read together all the word cards.
  • Read the story He Bear, She Bear by Stan and Jan  Berenstain.

Activity:

  • Do the worksheet/s together. Write the letter to finish the word and review the sound, combine the consonant with the long vowel and sound out the word, then draw a picture  of each word.
  • Repeat with each word.
  •  Have the children read the words to as many people as possible for their homework.

Options:

  • On the back of the worksheet have them write some other long vowel E words and draw pictures for each.  ( tree, bee, free, see, )
  • Put this sentence on the back of the worksheet.  ( See the bee in the tree.)   Have the children draw the picture for this sentence.
  • Make a simple book where they draw the pictures with these words,  He sees  _____.  She sees_____.  We see _____. I see  ______.

Mother’s Day Gift

Mother’s Day Gift  (Plan 2 or 3 days to finish.)

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Supplies:

  • an apron (These can be found in fabric or craft stores.) 
  • fabric paint of the following colors (you can use acrylic paint with fabric medium added to it): red, yellow, orange, green, purple, brown
  • pencil

  • permanent markers of all colors,
  • iron
  • piece of cardboard

Paint the Apron

Before you begin, wash your apron to remove the sizing and help the paint adhere a bit better (but do not use fabric softener). Iron the apron.  Also read the directions on the paints that you will be using and adjust any of the painting steps to follow directions that might be different for that particular brand of paint.

Place the apron on the table with poster board or cardboard underneath. 

Start painting. Have your child do each of the following steps:

Hyacinth

  • Draw a reference line with pencil where you want the hyacinth.

  • Have the child fingerprint the flower petals on the hyacinth reloading paint as needed.

Daffodil

  • Brush a thumb with yellow paint with a paint brush.
  • Make 6 petals in a circle.  Reload the paint as needed.
  • Brush on orange paint on the thumb, then make a thumb print in the center of your daffodil.

Tulip

  • Brush on the red paint on the whole hand with a paint brush, the make a hand print for the tulip.

  • Place hand print in the spot where you want the tulip.

Finish Each Flower

  • Have child paint a stem and leaves by making a V with a straight line up from the center.
  • Have them use a finger to make the dirt with brown paint.

Let the paint dry completely for 24 hours.
Heat set the paint by pressing on each section for 20-30 seconds with the iron set on high.

Have the children write “Happy Mother’s Day” or “I Love You”, above the flowers with the permanent markers.

Oodles of Noodles

Oodles of Noodles  (2 kinds)

Fast Noodles  (Can be made with gluten-free noodles.)  Children love this.

  1. Cook 1/2 lb. curly or other noodles for half of the time on the package.
  2. Save 1/2 cup of the water and drain off the rest. Put the noodles and 1/2 c. water back in the pan.
  3. Add 1 cup of frozen petite peas, a little salt, and 1 Tablespoon chicken bouillon paste or granules.  (Better than Bouillon  is a great bouillon.)
  4. Cook on low with a lid for about 5-6 minutes, then take it off the burner and leave it for 10 or more minutes.
  5. Eat and enjoy!
  6. Fun to do when learning the OO sound like in MOON.

Homemade Noodles

  • Beat 1 egg.
  • Add: 1/2 t. salt
  • 2 T. milk.
  • Stir in 1 cup of flour.      (dough will be stiff)
  • Roll dough thin on a floured board.
  • Let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Heat to boiling:  4 cups water
  • Then add: 4 t. bouillon paste or granules, 2 t. minced onions, and 2/3 cups peas and carrots.
  • Add noodles to broth.
  • Cook on low boil for 15 minutes.  Enjoy!
  • Fun to cook when learning the Long OO sound.

Make and Bake Cupcakes

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(Black Bottom Cupcakes)

These are simple to make with the filling inside.  No need to frost these.  Fun to  make with children.  Fun to make when learning  to  read long vowel A words.

1. Mix:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c. semisweet chocolate chip
  • Set aside.

2. Mix:

  • 1 ½ c. flour
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. cocoa
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • ½ t. salt
  • 1. c. water
  • 1/3 c. oil
  • 1 T. vinegar
  • 1 t. vanilla

3. Fill lined muffin cups ½ full with batter.

4. Place a heaping spoonful of cream cheese mixture in the middle of each cup of batter.

5. Bake at a preheated oven at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

6. Cool and Enjoy!

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