Monday, January 25, 2010

Sweetie Pies

The girls decided to create a pie shop this week.  (Actually they decided it last week and began creating signs and planning, it wasn't until this week I caught up with them.)  This was a great project and it covered eight of the eleven state required subjects for homeschooling.  They worked on transforming the playhouse into a pie shop and we visited a local bakery for inspiration. (and brownies!)  Next came the baking, banana cream and blueberry pies.  A menu was created and a family gathering scheduled at our house provided the perfect opening day.  My job in a project like this is to provide minimal direction and give them plenty of space.  I find if I try to work along side of them their reasoning and problem solving skills are over shadowed.   
It is a delicate balance.

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