Monday, May 18, 2009

Muffin Tin Monday ~ Unit study on Apples and Peanuts

Top Row: Cyan's strawberry Applesauce, toast with Alex's peanut butter, string cheese (trying to balance the meal).

Bottom Row: Apple cider (homemade), watermelon (first from the west coast), celery with Alex's peanut butter.

Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth this week was Make Your Own Theme Week! As with all things for us, we made it into a big fat homeschool lesson! This morning the kids woke up to notes for school that said that we were going to make peanut butter and applesauce! The kids were really excited and finished their morning chores quickly, wanting to move on to the 'fun school stuff'. :)

I had gotten books on both George Washington Carver (the 'inventor' of peanut butter) and Johnny Appleseed, and then a speical treat... the PBS special on Johnny Appleseed with Shelly Duval, Martin Short, and Molly Ringwald. Cyan and Alex made everything themselves with me standing their giving direction (I like to take over, so this was a challenge for me too).

4 comments:

Michelle said...

It is so cool that they made their own peanut butter and apple sauce...how Yummy!!

Michelle Sybert said...

wow! I love that you made it so educational and yet fun! Someday, I hope my kids say they want to do their chores so they can move on to more "fun school stuff"!

BranFlakes said...

I have been wanting to make peanut butter with my kids. I need to get on that.

Alycia in Va. said...

Looks like a fun day. I love the variety of your muffin tins. I just stumbled on your blog from Rainbow, and wanted to say hello.