Thursday, July 26, 2012

Solar Oven & English Muffin Pizzas

The favorite project this week at our summer camp was making English Muffin Pizzas in our Solar Oven! Here's the "how to" that is going home with the kids!

Sorry I can't rotate this picture in Blogger!

To Make English Muffin Pizzas

1.     Take English Muffins apart and lay on plate.

2.     Spread pizza sauce.

3.     Layer on cheese.

4.     Put into a solar oven (or toaster oven if rainy)

5.     Eat & enjoy!

How To Make a Solar Oven

1.     Save a pizza box and wipe it clean.

2.     Cut the lid so that a flap opens. Cover the opening with a piece of plastic.

3.     Line the inside of the box with aluminum foil and cover the flap with foil too.

4.     Lay a piece of black construction paper in the box. Place your English Muffin Pizzas on top of the paper and shut the bottom of the box & open the flap.

5.     Place the box in a sunny spot outside and wait until the cheese is melted!

6.     Check out this video online for more detailed instructions-

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Learning to Tie Shoes!

My six year old can play chess, build amazing structures with Legos, make robots but can't tie his shoes!
Geezzzz....guess that should be a goal this month. I keep forgetting because he's only been wearing Crocs but this week getting ready for soccer camp he needs help with his cleats. I'm going to pull out my Pete book and use the free printables that I think be a motivator for him at this site:

I know I haven't been posting much of my own...but we're having a lovely summer in sunny Vermont! Enjoying family time is priceless!


Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Just discovered a fun website. Their Alphabugs lapbooks and lesson plans would be great to make this summer....