Jack and Jill
Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water
Jack fell down and broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after.
I had at first just told Bear the first verse and she looked at me and said, "What happened to him?" So we found out....
(second lesser known part)
Up got Jack, and home did trot
As fast as he could caper
He went to bed and bound his head
With vinegar and brown paper.
We created a cute little craft for this rhyme. We made a cone out of card stock and a well out of paper and yarn as well..... I will make a greater detail tutorial later.
|Jack and Jill Craft|
By the way, I notice now that Bear's "painting clothes" look pretty unkempt! Sorry about that!
We worked on reading lessons. We enjoyed these books this week:
Bob Pre-Reading Books
Minnie Mouse Books
Children's Book of Virtues
Big Book of Bugs
Big Book of Oceans
and various other books
We drew in our nature journal, recalling the fun we had at Pack Forest one Friday, as well as fun in our back yard.
Education at the counter included: Making Kimchee, orange chicken, sugar cookies with Grammie.
My recipe for Orange Chicken is as follows:
Orange Chicken (adapted from thenoshery.com) serves 6
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-1/2” cubes
- 1 ½ cups corn starch
- 1 cup cornflakes
- 2 eggs, beaten
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Oil (for frying)
- 1 ½ cups water
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/3 cup rice vinegar
- 2 ½ tablespoons Braggs Liquid Amino
- 2 tablespoon orange zest, grated
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon ginger root, minced
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
Combine corn starch, salt, and pepper into one bowl. In a seperate shallow bowl prepare the eggs, beaten and a ziplock baggie prepare the cornflakes. I put in the cornfloakes and used a rolling pin to crumb them. Dip chicken in egg mixture, dredge in cornstarch, then again in the eggs and finally in the cornflake bag, and shake, be surre all chicken pieces are covered. Set aside. Heat pan with vegetable oil to 375 degrees, then fry chicken in batches until completely cooked.
Meantime, in a large saucepan combine 1 ½ cups water, orange juice, rice vinegar, and liquid aminos. Blend well over medium heat for a few minutes. Stir in brown sugar, orange zest, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil. Next, combine 3 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water and mix thoroughly. Slowly stir cornstarch mixture into sauce until it thickens. Pour sauce over breaded chicken, and if desired garnish with green onions. Serve with steamed rice and black tea in your tea pot. Enjoy!
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What fun things have you done this week?