I’ve been managing the housework, meals, fun, and school work with ALL the little ones!
If I was to ever decide to homeschool this week was a good exercise in my patience and ability to be successful at that huge commitment.
As for their current school situation they attend public school.
They were attending a small but awesome Christian school that we all loved! However the financial burden of two private school tuition’s was felt and we ended up switching them to public school last year.
I have to say the transition was harder on us as the parents than on them. They asked about their old school and teachers but they also enjoyed the new school community they had become a part of.
A major concern was larger class size, which works fine for my son, as for his twin NaNa who has struggled with her health since being born Twin 2 at just 25 weeks gestation, the large classes can be a tad overwhelming for her!
She does need more attention and prompts when it comes to step-by-step tasks. She can get behind and completely forget what she’s supposed to be doing
NaNa’s main struggle area being math we have been working exclusively on math during her impromptu week out of school. I can’t have her getting behind.
And what better way t o get a girl hype about doing math than making treats.
She has been in the kitchen helping me prepare cookies, cupcakes, snacks, breakfast, lunch and dinner. I make her measure things out using the 1/4, 1/2 and 1/3 measuring cups, and she loves it!
She even made suggestions on ingredients and amounts, I make her add, subtract, multiply and divide, plus she is problem solving.
If it was too sweet to salty or bitter I made her give me suggestions on what could have been done different with amounts, less, or more.
We were discussing cookies, and she suggested chocolate, after I complained “we always make chocolate chip cookies” she quickly retorted “no…a chocolate no-chips cookie”!
And that’s what we made.
I call these Brownie cookies, they are very rich and soft and chewy!
They taste best with a tall glass of milk. Or enjoy them warm on top of a bowl of ice cream, even in this cold weather I still will enjoy a bowl of ice cream, especially when it involves a warm chocolate brownie cookie on top!
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 Tablespoon baking powder
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter (1stick)
- 2 oz semisweet baking chocolate (melted)
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon butter milk
- 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder. Set aside.
- Cream together, butter, brown & granulated sugar, and melted baking chocolate.
- Beat egg into mixture.
- Add buttermilk and vanilla.
- Mix in dry and wet ingredients.
- Let cookie dough cool in refrigerator for an hour.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Roll dough into balls and flatten.
- Bake for 12 minutes.
- These aare best served warm A LA MODE!