Sweet Mother Of Pearl Barley

I knew it would eventually happen it was only a matter of time. Even though some extra planning on my part seemed to help prolong the occurence. This morning while making potatoes, smoke sausage ,and eggs for breakfast I could hear the brewing storm taking place. Who knows what triggered the incident ,that is never the real issue. All that mattered was I needed to come up with a solution and quick. The Little’s needed to get outside. Sure we played out in the snow for short periods of time but with the snow melting from this last warm front our backyard has turned into a mud pit. On top of that all the rain we received hasn’t helped matters. So this morning after clean up I called the Littles for circle, we said our prayer and morning verses then we all bundled up and headed out for a walk. The mission, to come back home refreshed and rosy-cheeked. It didn’t take long before the storm  subdued and singing soon replaced the arguing. Once home Miss Sky worked on her 3 times tables by stomping out the answers (taking 3 steps and shouting 3 while clapping ,then taking 3 more steps shouting 6 while clapping) forwards then backwards. Afterwards we tossed the beanbag back and forth me saying 3 her tossing it back saying 3×1. We went all the way to 36. Today’s main lesson was all about barley.

We talked about the difference between hulled and pearl barley and got started on todays recipe making beef and barley soup. While the soup simmered on the stove I wrote some addition and subtraction problems on the board for Miss Sky to copy and solve. Then she worked on her page in her MLB. http://www.flickr.com/photos/24734949@N04/4296561126/  I had her circle the nouns and underline the verbs from her dictation then she practiced her memory verse while marching in place. We took our hour break and finished up with Miss Sky reading chapters 1 & 2 of Magic Tree House #14 Day of the Dragon King by Mary Pope Osborne and I read chapters 1 &2 of Little Pear and His Friends by Eleanor Frances Lattimore.


6 grains down and 1 more to go.

Wishing everyone a very happy weekend.


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