Archive for January, 2014


Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 03:01 PM
posted by Liz Pomeroy

We love books and most of you folks already know that 🙂 This book came across our path a few months ago when we first borrowed it from the library. We all loved it so much that I purchased our own copy. We have read it & read it. Quite often the kids will sit at the table and quote sections from it. A great book for parents and grandparents to have in their library. You can also read the good reviews on Amazon if interested.


Rooster is the great-grandson of the Little Red Hen. He is fed up with eating chicken feed and whilst complaining suddenly remembers his great-grandmothers recipe book and so goes finds it. (It is hidden under a nest in the chicken coop.) He is so surprised to discover that she baked more than bread. Dog, Cat and Goose think Rooster is totally crazy & have no intention of helping. However, when he gets to the kitchen he finds Turtle, Iguana and Potbellied Pig more than willing to help. What follows is an hilarious story of the four of them baking a Strawberry Shortcake, twice!

Homeschool Share has a FREE Unit Study on this book available to download to PDF.


2 cups (80z) of flour, sifted (We used Spelt and did not sift it!)

2 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup (40zs) butter

1 egg

2/3 cup (5 1/2 fl oz) milk

3-4 cups of strawberries. washed & sliced. (Fresh are best of course but we used frozen today as had no fresh & it was still good!)

1 cup (8 floz) whipping cream

  1. Preheat oven to 450F (230C).
  2. Sift flour, then sift together dry ingredients. (We just mixed them all well with a spoon!)
  3. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Add egg and milk, stirring by hand just enough to moisten.
  5. Spread dough in greased 8 x 1 1/2″ round pan. (Square or rectangular works well too.)
  6. Bake for 15-18 mins.
  7. Remove cake from pan, cool on rack for 5 mins. Split in two layers, lift top off carefully.
  8. Alternate layers of cake, whipped cream and strawberries, ending with strawberries on top.

I doubled the recipe for my crew & baked it in a long cake dish. When just slightly cool, I cut into twelve pieces, taking out a piece at a time, cutting in half & just putting the strawberries and cream on top of that. For us that works much better as we are just interested in eating the cake etc and not what it looks like! LOL!

Happy reading and cooking!



Fun with the Vikings:)

Thursday, January 23, 2014 @ 04:01 PM
posted by Liz Pomeroy


The kids and I had a BLAST with the Vikings so we hope you enjoy them too! First you need to download the FREE book Viking Tales by Jennie Hall on Gutenberg.

We studied this book in sections taking a ‘break’ to study Iceland and Greenland when appropriate. After each section in the Vikings Tales I had the children narrate back to me what had happened. Those narrations are not in the downloads as your children will want to tell you what they learned.

SO for this study you will find 4 FREE downloads on our website:

Due to the size of our Iceland study we have had to put it in two downloads. The first one is Iceland – About Iceland and Glaciers, the second one is Iceland – Food and Wildlife

Another adVENTURE of FREE, fun learning :)


Snowman and Snowflake Fun!

Thursday, January 2, 2014 @ 04:01 PM
posted by Liz Pomeroy

With many of us experiencing snow this is a FREE fun activity for all the little ones from Mama’s Learning Corner. (Link should take you directly to the right page – no searching required!) Even the old ones, who want to be more artistic & not just slapping the snowflakes wherever, could enjoy it. If you live in a warmer climate with no snow then here’s your chance to imagine you are out in the cold with the snowflakes coming down 🙂 Good scissors skill exercise.

Preschool - Snowflake Cut Out - Mamas Learning Center 1

I combined the two pages to show what was included. When you go to the link & download it will be a 2 paged PDF document for you to print.

Another adVENTURE of FREE, fun learning :)