Good Morning Everyone!
It's 7:44 am and I miss the kiddos so much that I couldn't wait to reach out to them. I feel like you're reading Miss C.'s playing hooky blog! I hope I don't offend anyone by being a little silly, it's just a part of my nature! On a more serious note, I have a note stuck on the mirror in "The Lincoln Room" that says, "Make sure to notice the collateral beauty." It's a line from a movie and that is my mantra. The "Lincoln Room" is my office at home that I have filled with flags, books and of course Abraham Lincoln memorabilia. I'm his #1 fan and I do have empty nest syndrome, that's why I have an office!
Okay let's begin with the Hail Mary prayer and flag salute.
Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now
and at the hour of our death.
Our Second Step Program has activities and resources online you can access to support it at home.
Go to www.secondstep.org under new users, click create an account complete the required fields
add program activation key: SSPE FAMI LY68
Day 2 is the story and discussion day. In the packet please work with your child on the week #22 page.
It seems like a good day to make playdough and I have a great recipe for you, this is the one I use and I make it all the time. Last time though I grabbed a ziplock bag of what I thought was flour and it turned out really slimy! It turns out it was pancake mix I had gotten from my sister! We had a good laugh over that one! Like we tell the children, everyone makes mistakes, just try again. So I did and got it right that time! Here's my recipe: Please let the children help!
3 cups of boiling water
3 cups flour (not pancake mix!)
1 1/2 cups salt
1 1/2 TBS vegetable oil
3 tsp cream of tartar
you can add food coloring or scent at this time if you want
mix all of the ingredients except the flour in a large bowl
once well mixed, add flour one cup at a time and stir continuously until the dough is completely mixed and the sides leave the bowl. Knead on a floured board. If it's too sticky add more flour. Store in a ziplock bag.
There is a lot of learning that can be done with playdough and I will incorporate it with lessons on a different day. Pleases don't forget to have your children sign in. I think a walk or a romp in the yard sounds good right about now. After that work on the kindness that we can do for someone and look up a video online about St. Patrick for preschoolers.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
God bless you,