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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Learning Addition and Potato Soup

Andrew is in Abeka K5 this year.  

As I've told you before, I plan our school weeks two weeks in advance so on the off chance he wants to keep going or do school on the weekends-I know what do to next without a big to-do. 

This week we started a new skill-addition. For three or four lessons I tried to explain different ways and what it was, how to do it. I would get blank stares.  Then a page came that used dominoes.  So we pulled out great grandpa's dominoes and it clicked.  

He loves using dominoes for math and he did 10 math problems by himself simply by going through the dominoes this morning. 

Also today I made me some baked potato soup.  SO GOOD!  The kids looked at me like I was crazy, so I get leftovers for a few days. 

Creamy Baked Potato Soup
2 red potatoes
1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
2 cups milk
cheddar cheese
bacon bits

Make a rue with your butter, flour and milk.  Add cut up potatoes (peel if you want), just cut them small so they get done.  Cook for about 20 minutes until it thickens to your liking.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Scoop in a bowl and add bacon bits and cheese.  I would have loved to add chives-but I'm out. And sour cream adds a scrumptious layer of flavor, but it was already getting a lot of milk product so for the sake of Hannah's tummy and my sleep, I skipped that too.

Hannah is starting to crawl and the girls are letting me do their hair-lots of braiding happening around here.  

Have a great week!


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