Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Playdough


2 cups Flour
1 cup Salt
4 tsps Cream of Tartar
2 tablespoons Oil
2 cups Water
Food Colouring

Put all the ingredients in a pot. Heat gently and turn slowly until it is cooked. (It may go lumpy at first but evens out later and leaves the sides of the saucepan when ready.)

Thanks for your comments on the homework issue. Alexander came home with a new concept in 'homework' today. Meet Penny.

The kids in his class have turns taking Penny home for the night. They have to write a story in the book to record Penny's adventures.

Of course Alexander didn't see this as homework and completed it mostly all by himself. But it gave me a good insight as to where he is at in terms of composing a story, spelling the tricky words and forming his letters - gotta work on those capital L's that pop up in the middle of words!

Now that's homework worth doing.

6 comments:

Karen L said...

Love that playdough photo - awesome colours. Now that is the sort of homework I enjoyed my kids bringing home too - stuff that they were motivated to do themselves without you constanting on their back.

Angel Gurl said...

Oh I must remember that as a tip and write it down. Sounds like Penny was a success. As you pointed out it gave you some wathcing Alex in action.

Hannah said...

Ah yes, the trusty playdough recipe. I wish I could say I've used it before, but I'm ashamed to say my children only own shop-bought playdough!!!

Sounds like fun homework for Alexander, better than the scary sheet thing!
Actually, Ethan's preschool had something very similar to Penny, he was called Take Home Teddy.

Julie said...

What a great idea Penny is! I bet there are some neat stories.
Im not a fan of playdough - it stained my new wool carpet many moons ago and I still havent forgiven it - but that playdoh dude rocks - lol

Vicki said...

When the kids were younger they had the same thing with Penny. The teacher then made all the stories into a book that was able to be taken home. Was a lot of fun reading all the adventures.

Mrs Frizz said...

What a cutie playdough head - too cute.

Hope that Penny enjoyed her sleepover.