Hooray! We’re done with standardized testing!! The kids are really happy! In those hours and hours of sitting by witnessing the kids toil, I have a come up with a bunch of hands-on activities and blog post ideas! Hope to get those written up soon. But in the meantime, I just came on to celebrate! Jumped through that hoop… Now back to our fun stuff… like our Middle Ages Unit, Human Body Unit, etc. etc.
I made the kids Pumpkin Muffins for the kids for breakfast before our long days of testing (We definitely have these muffins more in the fall than in the spring). If you missed that recipe, here is is again!
3 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2-3/4 teaspoons cinnamon
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup apple sauce (I use applesauce in lieu of some of the oil. The original recipe from my friend, Michelle, called for 1 cup oil, without any applesauce.)
1/2 cup oil
1 can pumpkin (15 oz can)
*stir the flour in last, just until the lumps are gone:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup wheat flour (or 3 cups all purpose flour total, or yesterday I made them with 2 cups all purpose flour, 1/2 cup white wheat flour and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour)
Place in muffin tins (sometimes I use paper cupcake things, sometimes I don’t, but be sure to grease the muffin tins if you don’t use the paper cupcake holder things)
Bake for 22-25 minutes at 350F (170C)
The muffins freeze well.
And here are some pretty pictures from a hike over the weekend! It was chilly up in the mountains which is why DD is wearing my jacket.
I’ll be back soon with a less random, scattered post!! See you again soon here or over at our Homeschool Den Facebook Page! ~Liesl