For this school year, 2017-2018, I am going to be doing The Frances Study Guide by Valerie Bendt with Princess. This will be her Kindergarten year of school and I thought it would be fun for both of us. This study guide covers the 6 books in the series about the little badger named Frances: Bedtime for Frances, A Baby Sister For Frances, Bread and Jam for Frances, A Birthday for Frances, Best Friends for Frances and A Bargain for Frances. These books are wonderful and the study guide is laid out somewhat like Five in a Row/Unit Study approach.
I have scheduled to cover one of these books with Princess each month and we will be doing them only about 2 days a week, about 1-2 activities each day. The activities are so neat and I think Princess will have a great time and it can be her one-on-one time with Mommy.
Our first book was Bedtime for Frances. We worked on this book during the month of August and Princess loved it.
It has been a really long time since I’ve posted a new recipe, so I thought it was about time! With Fall and cooler weather just around the corner, I’m going to share with you one of my favorite recipes for Ham Bone Soup. You are going to love this one, it is so easy and it takes no time at all to throw this in the crockpot! I found this recipe online more than 5 years ago and have been revising it ever since to suit our tastes and sometimes depending on what I have in the pantry.
Whenever I cook a ham, I always save the ham bone for this soup. Even if I’m not going to make the soup right away, I will freeze the ham bone and it works just as well. It’s almost like getting a free meal when you take it out a few weeks later and just add the veggies! Plus with our family, we usually have leftovers so this can even last for 2-3 meals!
This school year I am doing a mixture of Five in a Row Volumes 1, 2 & 3 with Flash, Hulk and Princess together. We recently finished our first FIAR row of the new school year with the book Henry the Castaway from FIAR Volume 3. It was such a fun book and a great way to start our new school year!