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I am mom to a 15 year old boy and identical twin 6 year old boys. I am the wife of a wonderful man. I have had celiac disease for 15 years. Those things define me in that order, everything else falls in line! I homeschool because the public school system was just letting my smart child slip through not learning a thing, on the honor roll no less. While I eat a completely gluten free diet I don't keep a gluten free household. No reason to make the kids suffer with me! I am writing a gluten free cookbook (slowly!) because I can't stand all the gluten free recipes out there that use five hundred flours, and I want to eat normal food like non-celiacs do. Just like I used to, I use one all purpose flour that ROCKS, The Gluten Free Pantry's All Purpose Flour. No, I do not get paid to say that ;) Every recipe on my blog can also be made with regular flour, use it just like I use my gf flour!

Dec 7, 2011

Preschool projects


Each month I go by a theme for the twins. I use two of the curriculum programs I still own from teaching pre-k to write my own preschool curriculum, but it's a loose "schedule". This month is of course holiday themed, and we decided to talk about a few different ways people celebrate this season. We covered Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. There is an awesome Blues Clues episode that talks about the same celebrations, we have it on dvd and it definitely hit home what we talked about! We have made wreaths, santas, moose, and menorahs so far. Oh and we made gingerbread men using fun foam and glitter ;) The moose were cutting projects, they did an awesome job cutting on the lines!! I'm having so much fun doing projects with the boys, they are finally able to make recognizable shapes when they cut and draw! Even with glue they made faces on the gingerbread men, they were actual faces. I show them my drawing of each project, then let them go at it. I guess I'm just happy the noses and eyes are where they should be finally. I do miss the projects where the eyes were ears, the nose was hair, and the mouth was on the forehead :)

We decided to skip doing a specific letter this month, so they have been using the magnetic letters on a cookie sheet and playing "chicka chicka boom boom". Thing Two spelled "monster" but sat there going back and forth between "monster" and "monstur". Kids are so cool! The twins are making presents for our oh so awesome neighbors, they pawed through my supplies bins until they found "just the right things". They're so crazy!

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