Wednesday, October 15, 2008

krAzy kAke and the letter A

Psalm 25:4-5
Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

Yesterday Bethany asked when we could have school. The past couple days she has really taken an interest in wanting to start school. When she asked me, I said, "We can have school tomorrow." She was really excited about this and couldn't wait to see what I had planned this morning. We sat at the table and I read them Daniel and the lions den out of The Jesus Storybook, I LOVE this children's Bible! Then they did a few coloring pages and work pages about fall. We worked on a foam calendar. They learned about the day, month, year and got to put the weather on it. Joseph opted to go play with his Thomas trains at that point. Bethany did a work sheet and learned how to write an A the correct way. She did really good. I was impressed that she didn't get upset and was patient with herself. It frustrates her whenever she can't do things perfectly. The pencil eraser was very cool for her.
After that, we made Krazy Kake. It was a first for both of us. I lined all the ingredients up and than I asked her if she knew which one was flour, soda, and so on. I let her taste the flour, cocoa and oil. She said they all tasted nasty. When it was all mixed, she tasted it again and liked it.
I have to say, I had fun and feel good that it went so well. I got most of our projects off the internet. I found some neat sites that I have listed down below to the side. While I was putting Bethany to bed tonight, she asked if we can have school again tomorrow. :)
"Krazy Kake"
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
2 tsp. vinegar
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup oil
2 cups water
Preheat oven to 350. Mix DRY ingredients together in 8x8 baking pan. Smooth out the dry ingredients.Using a spoon or cup bottom make three large holes in dry mix. In 1 hole pour vanilla, next vinegar,then oil and last pour water over entire mix. Stir with a fork until thoroughly mixed.
Bake at 350 for 35-40 mins. Cool and top with powdered sugar or frosting.


shining image said...

Congrats on officially being a homeschooling family! I am sure you will make a great teacher and you will have sooo much fun. I can't wait to ask Bethy about it.
Aunt Carrie

Anonymous said...

That's similar to my Grandma's Wacky Cake I made Brandon for his birthday this year.