( 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)
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.
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.
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 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)
- 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.
- 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 Word Lesson: ( Free worksheets.)
- Make cards for the words me, we, he, she.
- Copy the long vowel worksheets. Worksheet for long vowel E words Worksheet for long vowel I words Worksheet for ay long vowel words (You may want to do another lesson on AY words. may, say, day and a lesson for I words. I, hi, sky, fly, why)
- Locate the book: He Bear, She Bear by Stan and Jan Berenstain
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.
- 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.
- 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 (Plan 2 or 3 days to finish.)
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
permanent markers of all colors,
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:
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.
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
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.
(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.
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1/3 c. sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 c. semisweet chocolate chip
- Set aside.
- 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!