Pancakes

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1.    Mix with a wisk:

  • 2 cups flour (whole grain is best)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

2.   Heat frying pan on medium heat.

3.    Mix in with a wisk:

  • about 2 cups of water or milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil or applesauce
  • 2 Tablespoons honey

4.    The pan is ready for pancakes when you sprinkle a little water with your fingers in the pan and the water dances. Cook pancakes.

5.    Eat with syrup, applesauce, honey/butter or cinnamon sugar.  It is fun to try new toppings for pancakes.

6.    Enjoy!

Weather Review

Weather Review

 

Objective:  To review weather.

Preparation:

Lesson:

Read the book and discuss:

  • Discuss any pictures of weather. 
  • Discuss what weather the children have seen.
  • Review ideas from other weather lessons. 

Activity:

Help the kids make their weather book by reading and discussing each page as they work. When finished, read the book together.

Suggested Discussion questions:

  • What do you wear when it’s snowy; rainy; etc. ?
  • What kinds of activities can you do when it’s snowy; rainy; etc.?


 

Love Them!

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This is the most important discipline tip.   

  • You must genuinely care for the children in your life. 
  • It needs to be unconditional.
  • The younger the child the more they can read your mind.  If you are afraid, joyful, loving, happy,  prejudice, angry; children will know without any words.  
  • Anger and all emotions are a CHOICE.  You truly can choose what emotion you will have when you deal with the children in your life. 
  • Choose to be happy and positive.
  • Practice loving unconditionally without fear, prejudice or anger.   It is magical!   
  • Try to never React!  Everything will run smoother. 
  • No one can do this 100% of the time.   

Good Luck!

Fresh Air Cookies

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(Fun to make when teaching the AIR sound.  This is fun to eat outside in the fresh air.)

1. Mix:

  • 2 cubes Butter
  • 3 cups Brown Sugar

2. Mix in:

  • ½ cup Applesauce
  • 2 teas. Vanilla
  • 3 Eggs

3. Combine and mix in:

  • 3 cups Flour (part whole wheat flour)
  • 1 teas. Baking Soda
  • ½ teas. Salt

4. Mix in on low:

  •  2 cups regular Oatmeal
  •  ½ -12 oz bag of Chocolate Chips

5. Drop onto a greased cookie sheet.

6. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.

7. Eat outside in the Fresh Air.

Lesson Plan ideas for the AIR sound.

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Air Sound / R-controlled sound

Objective:  Help children recognize the AIR sound in words.

Preparations:

  • Make a lists of rhyming AIR words for discussion (air, fair, hair, pair, chair, bear, pear, wear, care, dare, share, scare).
  • Have the music and pictures by Phonics By Spellinghttp://www.phonicsbyspelling.com/
  • Have paper for making paper airplanes.
  • Have markers, crayons or pencils for decorating paper airplanes.

Lesson:

  • Play some of the Phonics By Spelling sound songs including the r-controlled sound AIR.
  • Read together some AIR rhyming words.  Discuss the different spellings, and show how the spelling EAR can have two different sounds.

Activity:  Help children make paper airplane.

  • Help the children fold a paper airplane. 
  • Have them decorate it with their name and other words from the list of AIR rhyming words or just letters. 
  • Fly the airplanes outside.

We also have a great reproducible workbook for 15 of the other sounds. (r-controlled sounds, digraphs, diphthongs)  It includes worksheets and simple readers.  http://www.phonicsbyspelling.com/Reproducible-Workbook-The-Other-Sounds-12.htm

Weather – Air

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Objective:  Help children understand how air effects the world around us.

Preparation:

  • Find drawings or pictures books, magazines or old calendars of wind, plants, and animals.
  • Have a large balloon.
  • Have crayons, pencils or markers for drawing.
  • Drawing paper.
  • Decide on a book to read. Suggested books:
    Air Is All Around You by Franklyn M. Branley

    If We Could See Air by David T. Suzuki

Lesson:
Read a book then discuss:

  • Did you know that air is all around you?
  • Without air there wouldn’t be any life on Earth? (Have everyone breathe in and exhale out.)  
  • Air is the gas that floats all around you and makes up our atmosphere. We can’t see it, since it is made up of colorless gases.  
  • Some of the gases that make up the air around us are oxygen, and carbon dioxide. We like to shorten carbon dioxide and just call it “CO2”.
  • All life on Earth depends on air to stay alive. When we breathe, we inhale air. Our bodies use the oxygen but not the CO2
  • Humans and animals make CO2 and exhale it into the air. 
  • Plants use CO2 and put oxygen back into the air. 
  • Plants clean the air. Let’s give the plants some CO2.  (Breathe in and exhale out again.)  
  • Although we usually can’t feel it, air is always touching us.  (Blow up a balloon.)
  • One of the few times that you can actually feel air is when it is windy.  (Make wind by letting the air go in the balloon.) 
  • Air is used for many different things, such as flying planes, sailing on a sail boat, or blows windmills to create electricity.

Activity: Make an air cycle picture.

  • Give each child a sheet of drawing paper.
  •  Have the child draw a picture of himself on one side of the paper and a tree on the other side.
  •  Draw an arrow from the tree to the child. and write “oxygen” by this arrow.
  •  Draw an arrow going from the child to the tree and write “ CO2” by that arrow.
  •  Have them lightly color some air with the side of a blue or gray crayon.

Optional activities are to make airplanes or kites.

I Like Myself!

Children need to feel good about themselves and their creative work.I

 

When children want you to praise them for their work, turn it around and ask how they feel about it.  This builds their internal self-worth.  Example:

  • Child:  Do you like my picture?
  • Adult:  What do you like about your picture?
  • Child:  The flowers.
  • Adult:  I see why you like the flowers.

This helps children see what is good about themselves.  When the child comes up with it, it is internalized better.

Try using positive talk about yourself.  This is great modeling.

This takes practice.  Remember to enjoy the learning path.

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