Friday, March 9, 2012

A Green Week: March 3 - 9

In My Life This Week
Busyness! Just busyness...and lots of it!

Cookin' in the Kitchen!
St. Patrick's Day Green Velvet Cupcakes and Knock-off (but BETTER) Shamrock Shakes! Yes, I do know that it's not St. Patrick's Day yet, but inspiration hit us THIS WEEK. And if we wait like we did for Valentine's Day, well, that cake, frosting and jimmies are STILL in the cupboard. LOL

Mini Peppermint Shake with Mini Green
Velvet Cupcake and Mint M&Ms

Oh, and you should check out my FunBites Cube It! Food Cutter review. The Saplings had LOADS of fun "cubing"!

Homeschool Happenings
You didn't think we would have St. Patrick's Day TREATS without some learning too, did you? LOL

I found a wonderful You Tube video about Ireland and it's music that we watched together. What do you think of Celtic music? Nice, huh? We especially like the upbeat songs.


While snuggling on the couch, the Saplings listened to me read aloud Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie dePaula and then we labeled a blank map of Ireland using on-line and book sources.


And for our Irish dinner, we created some Colcannon, a potato, ham and cabbage dish, and Irish Soda Bread with currants.

Colcannon...And Yes That's Butter! Recipe Calls for a Chunk in
the Middle LOL

Streamin' with Netflix!
We're LOVIN' Netflix! There are OODLES of streaming educational shows. The Saplings haven't even mentioned cable TV! (But Dr. Who is STILL not growing on me!)

 

Excellent Extras!
❀Blue and Gold Cub Scout Banquet ❀ Cub Scouts ❀ Boy Scouts ❀ Clarinet and Band Practice ❀ Basketball and Wii at the Rec Center ❀ Maple Sugaring at the Farm ❀ Lego Club ❀ Played with the Boys Next Door ❀ Pizza and Movie Night with J_ ❀

Helpful Homeschool Hint
Sugar Maple and Balsam Fir started their Scholastic Easy to Make and Learn Projects: Human Body unit study. As a supplement, I let them play around with Anatomy Arcade, a website with body system videos and games. They've proclaimed it "cool" so it's our favorite resource this week! Check it out here.


A Photo, Video, Link, or Quote to Share


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37 comments:

  1. I love your Ireland/St. Patrick ideas! I will look into that book. We really like reading DiPaola's books here. :-) I am also going to check out that website you recommended about the body systems. I think my kids would like something like that. Thanks for all of the resources! I will definitely post some of the results of my kids' Power Points next week. I thought it would be fun (and educational) to give them that option instead of just the traditional written boring report. lol. :-) Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks, also, for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" :-)))

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  2. I saw those on pinterest! So cute! Way to be inspired by March!

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  3. Such great ideas and resources! Thanks for sharing :).

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  4. I love the Anatomy Arcade. I just spent about 25 minutes playing. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Love all your St. Patrick's Day fun! Your side of the mountain should be green! :)

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    1. Oh, definitely no GREEN ground on Our Side of the Mountain yet. LOL The snow has melted off some of the yard again. We're MUDDY! LOL

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  6. We like mud ;) Love your recipes thanks for linking and including our button! I need to get that Patrick book- thanks for all the suggestions- wonderful

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  7. Love all the St.Patricks' Day activities! I keep forgetting about Netflix. What a nice week you all had. Now I have a question for you,How do you fit in all those extras?:) Lots of fun stuff while learning. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. I love your GREEN week! Super fun! I so want to go to Ireland! definately on my bucket list!

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  9. Your green treats look very yummy :) You guys are watching some good videos on Netflix! Anatomy Arcade sounds like a fun resource. I'm off to check it out...thanks for linking up with Favorite Resources!

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  10. The green treats look delicious! Visiting from TGIF! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I agree, don't wait on the St. Patrick's day fun. I decided this year to do all kinds of fun things before the actual holiday, there's so much "green" fun to be had.

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  12. You gotta move when the inspiration strikes! Your green shake looks so yummy it has me thinking about replacing my blender after all. ;)

    ...danielle

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  13. These ideas are phenomenal! I am going to have to try a recipe for the Colcannon for sure! Stopping by from Lovin' the weekend hop! Have a fabulous weekend!
    Jeanette
    http://jeanette-myownfourcorners.blogspot.com/

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  14. Yum!!!!!!

    I'm with you on Dr. Who. lol

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  15. Great St. Patrick's day ideas! We love Netflix streaming too - best thing ever!

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  16. We watch Liberty's Kids here too, and your cupcakes...yummy! Was that a vanilla cake with green tint or chocolate with green? All together it looks like a fun week.

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  17. Great blog...enjoyed my visit and just joined! Found you at Trendy Treehouse and would love to have you visit me at pinecreekstyle.blogspot.com
    Have a wonderful weekend, NeeCee

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  18. Thanks for sharing these ideas for St. Patrick's Day. I linked this post to one on my blog.

    http://books4learning.blogspot.com/2012/03/picture-books-on-st-patricks-day.html

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  19. Ok I make a dish with Cabbage Potatoes ad Keibasi - now I am hungry for it!!!!! Lots of BUTTER in that too! Wish my kids would share my love for cabbage... but so far Alyssa is the only one into sour kraut but that is all I got. I need a man to eat cabbage with! ha ha.

    We love Liberty Kids too.
    My kids are netflix addicted to Billy the Exterminator. They often tell me facts learned on that during our animal studies.

    Awesome on the homemade shamrock shakes!

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    1. oh and I have not checked out Dr. Who... going to let that one slide since both you and Stef don't like it. lol The kids have not noticed it yet. I often think I should cancel my cable since Netflix is what we watch but Wyatt really likes some of the prek shows on there... I just haven't. but I probably could and would be fine without it.

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  20. yum! thanks for sharing :) visiting from Pinterest Monday

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  21. Oops, I'd completely forgotten about St Patrick's Day! I should use it as an excuse to feed my kids green drinks. :)

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  22. I've Got to check out your cube it review! my boys go crazy for stuff like that! thanks for linking up with KIK!

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  23. I am hopping over to thank you for linking up to my Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop! Our family LOVES the St. Patrick's Day milkshakes so thank you so much for sharing your version so I can give it a go :-)

    In regards to Dr. Who I am VERY bias! This is my all time favorite series. I realize that it may not be everyone's cup of tea but I highly suggest renting one of the seasons with David Tenant starring as the Doctor. David Tenant made the Doctor come alive. He is performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company in London. Just make sure to watch more than one episode before forming an opinion. It took me 3-4 episodes and then everything made sense and I am hooked for life! Also please note that this series has been around since the 1960's and each new Doctor continues on the storyline and is intertwined and connected. Fun fact it also started out as a radio show!

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  24. I love your learning and celebration surrounding St. Patrick's day. Very cool! :-)

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  25. What WONDERFUL ideas & resources! Thanks so much for sharing!!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you again tomorrow,
    Beth

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  26. Thanks for the link to the book about St Patrick :-) And for sharing what you have been up to on Happy lil ❤'s are baking - see you next week x

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  27. that peppermint shake sounds awesome! I was looking for some Irish music! thank you!

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  28. I make Colcannon every year for St. Patrick's day too! Looks like a fun GREEN week! :-)

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  29. Awesome ideas!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  30. Thanks for linking up with Brag Time Thursday! I am excited to try the Shamrock Shack knock-off! Looks like you had a lot of fun learning about the Irish!

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  31. These are awesome ideas!! I really love the quote at the end too--I feel the same way! Thank you so much for sharing at Teach Me Tuesday--I love seeing you each week!!

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  32. PS. I pinned this too--let me know if that's a problem!

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  33. Congrats! You were the #4 most clicked link on Homeschooling on the Cheap! this past week! This is such a fun and well needed informative post. I really appreciate you sharing with my readers! You rock!

    Have a great week and the new linky is up and running!
    http://3boysandadog.com/deals/2012/homeschooling-on-the-cheap-march-22-2012

    Kelli

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