7 Days ,7 Grains

This week’s flow will be a little different being we will have school for 7 straight days. Miss Sky finished up her calendar last week and we are ready to move on to 7 days in a week. We had fun visiting with friends last week and  “time” seemed to get away from me so here is the rest of Miss Sky’s calendar pictures. http://www.flickr.com/photos/24734949@N04/4283376126/

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I thought I would go ahead and include the 7 grains in with our study of the days of the week. Third graders should be able to identify their  appearance by the end of the year. So this weeks math block will lead us in the kitchen as we bake with the grain of the day. You can find a chart with the grains of the day here. http://riversongwaldorf.com/2009/09/07/grain-of-the-day/. This article explains the grains with more details. http://www.alchemycalpages.com/7grains.html We also thought it would be fun to dress in the color of the day too. Today’s (Sunday) grain is wheat so first Miss Sky and I talked about where flour comes from then she helped me make banana bread using whole wheat pastry flour for breakfast. http://www.recipezaar.com/Best-Banana-Bread-134248 While it baked we talked about the differences in flour and she made her page in her MLB . http://www.flickr.com/photos/24734949@N04/4283382082/. Last night I prepared the starter dough to be ready for Miss Sky and I to make bread using whole wheat flour.I live by the recipe from Feeding The Whole Family. In fact most of this weeks recipes will be from that cookbook.

After kneading and letting it rise Miss Sky finished reading The Sarah Whitcher Story. Later Little Sis helped shape the bread into loaves ,which is her favorite part, and we let it rise again. We welcomed the delicious aroma of fresh-baked bread and it seemed to take forever to cool.I have to admit I am really looking forward to the rest of the week.

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2 Responses to “7 Days ,7 Grains”

  1. Jennifer Tan Says:

    I love this post! Thank you for the link on the daily grains. Very helpful info.!

  2. mamaacorn Says:

    I love that your weaving the grains into the time measurement block! Thank you for the links!

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