Thursday, February 9, 2012

Detective Adjective Game (or Detective Triangle Game)

What's Cookin'?

Chicken Nuggets:  So far, from our home-raised broilers, I've made chicken spaghetti, chicken tacos, tortilla soup, chicken/cheese melts (chicken and cheese on homemade pitas broiled until melted), and chicken sandwiches. I also plan on chicken enchiladas and maybe even chicken lasagna. Notice they're all shredded chicken? :)  I'm excited to try these chicken nuggets - hopefully ahead of time so they can just be frozen and reheated for fast meals.  Your choice of ingredients is what will change up the recipe to make it more traditional or to suite family needs.  We'll use our home-raised chicken, homemade bread for breadcrumbs, Amish cheese, Hain Safflower Mayonnaise, and yucky factory eggs (no layers yet!). [1 egg; 1 Tbl mayo; small onion; 2 C cooked chicken; 1/4 C cheddar cheese]

[ Update:  These were fantastic.  Dh even really like them!  In the photo I came at the plate with the camera in the exact same moment that dd came at the plate to swipe one.  Since she had actually shaped each nugget, rolled them in breadcrumbs, and baked them I thought she was entitled to a few extra nuggets :).  I plan on making them again with the chicken I just baked last night.]

What's Schoolin'?

We introduced the Detective Adjective Game to youngest dd ("we" being me and olders so it could be more interactive).  Then the olders left to do their own school work and youngest and I continued.  This shows her notebook page after doing several presentations from the R and D manual.  She did some with just the phrase (marked with the grammar symbols) and then she did some for which she traced/cut/glued the triangle after copying and marking the phrase.

You can get printables to make it yourself here:
This is a wonderful resource.  I cannot even express how much help I got from Suzanne's generous printables and instructions when I was starting out with Montessori in our home school.  Here is the main page for the Hope4me printables.  Please visit:

Printable for the triangles to print on colored paper(only $2.29!)
Here are their command cards - really necessary to make it independent (also $2.29)

I couldn't have said it better myself:
What's Wrong with our Food System?  by 11-yr-old Birke Baehr

What Else is Cookin'?

 I'm reading this book right now from the library.  However, after tagging some pages that I wanted to copy for my files I realized that I need to just buy the book.  I can't wait to try cottage cheese again:

Should I just get one of these kits to start?
Cheese Making Kits

This post was linked on Kelly's Real Food Wednesday:

No comments:

Post a Comment