Jesus' Precious Little Lambs

A Charlotte Mason Christian Home School: Preschool – 2nd Grade :)

9/11/12 Pancakes and other Sweet Stuff

on September 14, 2012

Cooking Pancakes with Miss Sheila!

Miss Sheila, our cooking teacher, is doing yummy and healthy recipes with the kids once a month this year. The recipe for September, gluten free pancakes, was compliments of Tayler’s mommy, Miss Afton, who tries to eat a Paleo diet. Since my kids and I don’t eat many grains or flours either, we never get to eat pancakes, and so this cooking project was a treat. These were actually Noah and Faith’s very first pancakes! Happy day!  I now I am smitten with this simple, healthy, filling recipe! I woke up the next morning and made up my own batch of pancakes along with whip cream and syrup (for me). YUM! You have to try this recipe!

The kids learned during the cooking project by listening to instructions, reading an ingredient list off the board, adding scoops of different nut butters, and practicing cutting, mixing, and cracking eggs. Best of all, all the kids enjoyed eating the pancakes, even the choosier eaters. I think back to my teaching days in pre-K and how the kids were served processed pancakes and syrup for snack. Between birthday treats, superstar treats, holiday parties, and unhealthy snack table options, it was out of control. I often wondered, ‘Whatever am I going to do to keep the constant flood of junk food out of my kid’s preschool experience??’ Learning that a healthy diet is not an option was a hard earned lesson for me, and so I found the preschool junk food problem quite vexing. Then when homeschooling came into view, the issue was circumvented altogether. What a blessing to be teaching and serving our children truly healthy, organic foods in homeschool. They won’t even know “processed” at Little Lambs. 🙂

Thank you Miss Sheila! It is a blessing to have a fun, healthy, cooking grandma at Little Lambs!

We Like to do Everything “Self” (as Faithy likes to say)

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Gluten Free Pancake Recipe

3 Bananas

3 Eggs

5 T Nut Butter

1 tsp flaxseed

Honey to taste

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Pancakes Garnished with Raw Whip Cream and Real Maple Syrup (grade B)

(I clarify lest you think I was being too unhealthy ;))

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I am Special!

We are taking every opportunity this month to point out how special each one of our children are in order to flesh out our “I am Special/I am a Child of God” theme. Our Bible Story in circle this week was about Abraham, told out of my own heart with the KJV on my lap. I asked/told the kids what their names mean. I explained that Abram, whose name means “father”, was very old and had no children. However, he was a righteous man who loved God and believed all He said. God told Abraham he would have many descendants and because Abraham believed him, God counted him as righteous. God changed his name to Abraham because he was going to become the “father of multitudes”. He had Abraham look up into the night sky and told him that his children would be like the stars in the sky, too numerous to count. It took a lot of faith to believe something like that, but he did. He is considered the father of our faith, and now anyone who has this faith is considered righteous through Jesus in the same way. We are all in God’s family, which makes each of us a child of God, a star twinkling in the night. So when you look up at the stars, just think that God has lit one just for you! Then we read this poem from our Christian Mother Goose Book of Poems:

Twinkle, Twinkle, little star
God has placed you where you are;
Up above the world so high
You’re God’s light hung in the sky
Twinkle, Twinkle, little star,
God has placed you where you are.
Twinkle, Twinkle, little star,
When you look down from afar,
What’s the light you see
Shining here for God? It’s me!
Twinkle, Twinkle, little star,
God has placed you where you are.
Twinkle, Twinkle, little star,
I can’t reach you in a car;
But someday, by Jesus’ might,
I’ll fly to visit you each night.
Twinkle, Twinkle, little star,
God has placed you where you are.

Tayler Writes Her “Special Name” on Mamama’s Lap

Noah Spells Frog

Miss Cherie and Dalila at “Baby Centers”

Tayler Cherishes Her Hymnal

Hymnals were passed out at school for parents and grandparents to teach little ones at home. However, Tayler loves the hymnal and has claimed it as all hers. She brought it over one day when I babysat her just hoping we would be able to do some songs together. She drags her finger across the words when we sing and pretends like she can read. So cute!

Tayler and Faith Sharing a Quiet Moment Together Before Nap


One response to “9/11/12 Pancakes and other Sweet Stuff

  1. Tara Hannon says:

    I want a hymnal!! Supplemental bday present? 😉

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