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Homemade Crock Pot Applesauce

Monday, October 23rd, 2017
Hurray its Fall!!! Here in the Rettig house it is one of our very favorite times of the year. Its the time of the year that crisp air calls for oversized sweaters, bonfires, pumpkin patches, and Apple Orchards. I going to go out on the limb and say although we love all things pumpkin spice we are equally huge fans of the Apple Spice life! With apple prices under a dollar at most of the stores here in Kentucky. I predict we will be making lots of yummy Apple treats in the near future.
Here is a simple yummy crock pot homemade applesauce recipe. approx. 10mins to prep

This recipe is very easy for kids to get involved to help make

Ingredients

  • 9 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 3 tablespoons of Brown Sugar (We used Coconut Sugar)
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

 

Adventure Story Book Club “Fall Fun” Theme Introduction

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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Welcome back to Adventure Story Book Club for the new monthly theme of October 2014! 
 My family is all ready to explore this months theme of “Fall Fun”. Last week we put together our fall bucket list & pulled out our fall decor! Are you ready for some crisp autumn weather and nature exploring? We would love for you to join along as we bring choose a book based on the fall theme and add learning activities to bring your book to life! Make sure you come back on October 17th to check out some awesome “Fall Fun” themed Books with learning Activities & don’t forget to link up your fall book adventures as well!!!!

Did you miss last month’s posts here at Adventure Story Book Club? Make sure to take a moment to check out the “Around the World” storybook learning fun in action from last month.

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Adventure Story Book Club: Exploring Houses Around the World

Friday, September 19th, 2014

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Book we choose: If You Live Here : Houses of the World by Giles Laroche


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This month we step into unique homes from around the world and discover the many fascinating ways in which people live and have lived. If you lived in the mountains of southern Spain, your bedroom might be carved out of a mountain. If you lived in a village in South Africa, the outside of your house might tell the story of your family. And if you lived in a floating greenhouse in the Netherlands, you could rotate your house to watch both the sunrise and sunset. Giles Laroche takes you on a journey around the world explaining the reason why each home was constructed the way in which it was, then lets us imagine what it would be like to live in homes so different from our own.

My children loved this book. Each page they would look at the home and try to guess where they thought it was from. Which in turn lead into a competition of who could accurately guess the most correct locations. I was amazed that by just studying the beautiful cut paper illustrations they were able to guess a number of correct locations and each page was like a new adventure. 

We located each home one the world map. Then at the end of the book we talked about which home we would want to live in and discussed why we would choose that particular one.

Then we learned the 7 Continents Song

7 Continents Song:

Europe, Asia,
Af-ri-ca
North & South America
Then we have Antarctica
Don’t forget Australia
7 CONTINENTS 7 CONTINENTS

We then put together a book of Me on the Map.

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We explored homes around the world but I also love Kid World Citizen’s idea of exploring Famous Buildings Around the World

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