Thursday, October 23, 2008

Homeschooling--Lesson #4

Lesson number 4 was A--apple.

We made some crafts:

We read the story in this book called "A New House" and Logan drew a picture of the worms new house.

This is the worms bedroom (he is sleeping on his bed):

We read lots of books (here are some of them):

We did workbook pages (I'll post the previous weeks below because I finally took pictures of it all):

And we baked apple cream cookies (we aren't big apple pie fans...especially not the boys). They were super yummy!!

Apple Cream Pennies

2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar (I used light)
½ cup granulated sugar
2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter, softened
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
¼ cups granulated sugar
¼ cups apple butter

  • Preheat oven to 300°.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, soda, and salt. Mix well with a wire whisk. Set aside.
  • Blend sugars in a large bowl using an electric mixer set at medium speed. Add butter and mix to form a grainy paste, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Add the flour mixture and blend at low speed until just combined. Do not overmix.
  • Shape dough into marble-sized balls. Place balls on ungreased cookie sheets, 1 inch apart. Bake 10-11 minutes. Do not brown. Transfer cookies to a cool, flat surface with a spatula.
  • Prepare the filling:
  • Blend cream cheese and sugar in medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium until light and fluffy. Add apple butter and beat until filling is smooth and thoroughly combined.
  • With a small knife spread 1 teaspoon of apple cream on the bottom half of a cooled cookie and top with another cookie to create a sandwich. Repeat with remaining cookies and filling.

Yields about 6 dozen cookies.

Here are the workbook pages from the previous lessons.

Lesson 1--S:

Lesson 2--M:
In the above picture for the letter "s", he drew a spoon and a snake, in case you can't tell!

Lesson 3--L:


Melissa said...

I love how Spongebob and Patrick made their way onto the workbook pages!! Those cookies do look yummy, might have to try those!!

Candi said...

LOL, Melissa. I was laughing at that, too. He loves them! Even Lucas does. He asks to watch "Pongebob-pat-a-wick".

The cookies were tasty. I stored them in the fridge and they were even better the next day!

Audra said...

I love to see what you are doing. The cookies look yummy. Love ya!

Christi said...

I love how we're doing the same things, but they come out completely different.


Teri said...

awesome work! His printing and artistic skills are great! :) Don't you love doing an apple unit? There's SO much that you can do!