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ecoIn my ongoing Roald Dahl obsession of late, I made a couple of Twit’s Bird Pies for my daughter’s classroom. They had a bonus ingredient inside!

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I had to buy the pies (school rules!) but I made these by lifting the pie in the tin out of the outer plastic packaging. Then I used feathers, felt and pipe cleaners to make bird legs and wings.

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To add the full effect I went online and found images from the book, copied and pasted them and made a label to cover the one on the plastic packaging from the store.  I glued the label down to the plastic with a glue stick. They were a big hit with the kids and they were excited to find a second Roald Dahl surprise inside. In honor of Roald Dahl’s book James and the Giant Peach – they were peach pies!

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We played science games, checked out science movies and books from the library. We drew a lot of mad scientist pictures and we also ate several science inspired meals. Here are some highlights of the science fun we had.

We worked on the science of baking by making homemade Cake Pops.

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We experiments with borax, corn starch, corn flour and liquid soap by making homemade Goo, slime and quick sand.

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We tested our tasted buds by creating our own fizzy soda pop – truly not very tasty but it was a fun experiment! We create soda in the flavors of lime, cinnamon, vanilla and cherry.

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Happy 4th of July!! This year we made red, white and blue star cookies for our holiday picnic.

Enjoy your holiday celebration with your family and friends today!

After reading  “Kirstin’s Surprise” (an American Girl book) the short one asked if we could celebrate St. Lucia Day, Since I am Scandinavian I thought it would be a great tradition for us to do. I did a little research and discovered many lovely things that were a part of the ceremony. I set to work prepping their dress up clothes to serve as the white dress and added red sashes. I made each girl a crown with electric battery operated lights on it.

I woke the girls early today, December 13 and we bake Pillsbury cinnamon rolls in place of traditional St. Lucia buns. They dressed in the white dresses with read sashes, we read the poem A Nocturnal Upon S. Lucy’s Day, Being the Shortest Day by John Donne and sang St. Lucia songs. They carried the trays with rolls and cocoa (in place of coffee).

St Lucia Day is celebrated on December 13, with the Winter Solstice which, under the old Julian calendar, used to fall on that day. This day is very significant in Scandinavian countries. There, in December, the daylight time is very short and darkness and night time are extremely long, due to their position on the globe. Lucia translates to “light”.  After the Winter Solstice the days get longer. So St. Lucia is a celebration of the coming lengthening of the days.

Here is a document called Saint Lucia Notes filled with all the poems, songs and recipes we found online in the research we did.

 

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