February 28

Aliens

I connected our study of space with reading and writing. For our culminating Space Unit activity, we read Here Come the Aliens. After we created our own alien, we filled in the missing adjectives and nouns in a mad lib.  We used thesauruses to find interesting adjectives. We were surprised at how adjectives can change a story. You’ll definitely want to come down our hallway for a closer look at this project!

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February 12

Yummy!

I have never posted a recipe, but these snow days have afforded me an opportunity to use my crock pot.  I love easy recipes that are also delicious.  Thought some of my busy families might enjoy it too.

Chicken Chili

Shopping List:
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 onion, chopped
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup tomatillo or green chile salsa
1 can white Northern beans, drained
1 cup water or chicken stock
Pepper Jack cheese or chopped green onions to garnish

In your slow cooker, layer chicken, onion, soup, salsa, beans, and water.
Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours.
Remove lid and take two forks and shred chicken upright inside the slow cooker.
Ladle into bowls and garnish.

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February 12

Little Red Pen

I read one of my favorite stories to the children.  It is filled with literary devices:  onomatopoeia, personification, hyperboles, and alliteration.  Lots of allusions to folktales, such as The Little Red Hen, and plenty of puns too.

The following is the book trailer:

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