Sunday, September 30, 2007

What Can't You Do In Regular School?

Here are three things we've done recently in Calvert school, which simply can't be done in a regular school.

This first picture was a science experiment designed to teach the kids about the difference between chemical changes and physical changes. The result: Dessert!

Last Monday was "National Punctuation Day". I don't know which genius where thought this up, but
for a secret grammarian like me, it's rather funny. So, using a recipe originally found in the Calvert School Kindergarten manual, we made "punctuation pretzels". For anyone who's been to a pretzel cart in a big city, like New York, these should make your mouth water.


1-1/2 cups water
4 cups flour
2 tsp yeast
1 tsp salt

Mix all ingredients and knead well. Let rise, punch down, and pinch off pieces of dough to form pretzels. Brush the tops with egg beaten with a few drops of water, then sprinkle a bit of coarse salt on top. Let rise, bake at 425 for 12 to 15 minutes, and enjoy!

Last, in what other school could you have such a cool class pet? Fish, maybe; guinea pigs, maybe; hamsters, maybe. English Mastiff? Never.

Humorously enough, this picture was taken when poor Thor had just gotten out from under the table; he had been hiding there from the noise of the thunderstorm occurring outside.

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