Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Homeschool Monday: Ironing and Pizza

Here's what we did for Hug's 'Monday homeschool' activities last week:

Ironing action shot! Hug had never used the iron before so while Lovely was sleeping I set us up together. It had been our family's turn to wash all of the aprons from his classroom so we ironed up a big basket of them. Now, I don't know if I would have thought to 'let' a 5 year old iron but after watching this Montessori video of a boy making breakfast for his family I've been trying to push myself on this front & let the boys actually use the stove, toaster etc. and now the iron! All supervised of course ;) Watch that video. It's very cool.

Our cooking activity was making Pizza's for dinner! I did prep the dough in the bread machine & then each boy kneaded & rolled out their dough. Please excuse the washing basket on the table ;)

Preparing the toppings. Here's Hug seeding the olives. 

Table wiped and toppings are ready to go!  Fetta cheese, Grated cheese, olives, grated zuchini, fresh pineapple, capsicum & tomato.

This is where it really gets fun :)

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  1. love this! my daughter is all about helping in the kitchen. we haven't made pizza in a while. maybe this weekend. :)

  2. Yum, that looks tasty! I can't eat tomatoes because of allergies, and try to limit my dairy intake, so I don't make pizza very often anymore. I am loving the ingredients you used though, I especially love pineapple on pizza! Did you use a pesto sauce?

  3. Hi springtreeroad & Erin,

    Yes, that is a pesto sauce - we get a yummy mixed herb & nut one from our local farmers market & luckily the boys love it. It's loaded with garlic and greens so I try & add it to everything. Sometimes we do tomato based ones also but this is just as yummy :)

  4. yum yum yum! this looks like a lot of fun and a good dinner! i love all of your pictures!

  5. I was really nervous about letting the children in my classroom use the iron! At first, I only allowed it in the afternoon. This year, my older students are so capable with the iron that I allow them to use it in the morning when all their buddies (including those 3 year olds who are DYING to watch) are there. So far, so good!

  6. Hi Ashley, loving your posts today :)

    Hi p.s! I love that you have the kids using the iron in your classroom!


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