Are You Ready for Thursday? Grab the chocolate!

Chocolate chips, that is. And your favorite chocolate chip cookies recipe and a few cute kiddos. It is time to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!! Thursday, May 15th is the day set aside to enjoy this delicious yumminess.

What is a mom to do? While we are mixing up that cookie dough, we can mix up some fun and yummy learning, too. I’m not sure about your kiddos but I know mine might get a little more excited about math if it includes chocolate chip cookies and a nice cold glass of milk.

Ten Ways to Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day:

1- Make a batch of cookies and deliver to your neighbor or a friend who needs a smile.

2 – Read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff with your little ones. Then head over to my Pinterest board: Chocolate Chip Cookie Day for some fun printables and activities.

3- Invite friends over and have a chocolate chip cookie baking party.

4- Host a chocolate chip cookie baking contest. I’m sure there will be plenty of volunteers to judge.

5- Do a bit of geography and locate the places the ingredients for the chocolate chip cookies come from.

6- Pour chocolate chips into a jar. Let your children guess or estimate how many chips are in the jar. Have an official count and the winner receives a giant chocolate chip cookie made especially for them!

7 – Do some experimenting! What other yummy additions can you put in your cookies to partner with the chips? Sprinkles? Peanut butter chips? M&Ms? No raisins!

8 – Make chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches to enjoy as a cool treat.

9- Have a scavenger hunt. Write clues on cookie cut outs and hide them. The scavenger hunt ends with a cookie celebration. Yum!

10- Get the creative juices flowing and have everyone write a story that includes chocolate chip cookies. Why not munch on a cookie while writing?

I need to make sure we have plenty of chocolate chips for Thursday! I can’t wait.

If you enjoy cookies on Thursday, please share the fun and leave a comment!


Random 5 on Friday – Jan 17th

Happy Friday!  Here’s a few random thoughts from this past week….

1 -This has been the week of the pointless to do list. I don’t think we have had one day that was even close to the plan. There is always next week, right?

2 – Our long December break should have included math. Especially Algebra. Serious brain cramps have occurred this week as the brains have tried to transition back to mathematical skills. We are very thankful for chocolate.

3 – Having a menu plan this week has been a huge blessing.

4 – I love finding surprise pictures on my refrigerator. This one popped up this week.

5 – My husband is the best. He never hesitates to swing by the library and pick up books on hold for me. This week he went to pick up books and left three behind. Without a word,  he went back the same evening to get those books. Yep. He’s the best.

The Pebble Pond

I’d love to hear your Random 5!

Curriculum 2013 -2014 ~ Sixth Grade

Caleb, 11, is our young man handling sixth grade work this year. Initially, I had planned to have Caleb partner up with Lydia (5th grade). For various reason that didn’t work out so I adjusted and left Caleb “on his own” so to speak.

The year ahead for Caleb:

 Bible: Personal and Family Devotions/Bible Reading. He works with his dad twice a week and they have a few books/CDs that they read/listen to and discuss.


  • Saxon 6/5. He is almost done and could be finished quickly with a bit of motivation. 7/6 is on the shelf and waiting.
  • Life of Fred: Fractions – We have never used this before so right now I am having him do at least one lesson a week. Depending on how it goes, we may adjust.


  • IEW’s Fix It Grammar – He is slowly working through this. I think I’m going to pair it with a bit of grammar review in the coming months.
  • Spelling Widsom – This is for copywork and studied dictation. I love this resource!
  • IEW’s Student Writing Intensive A – He will be starting this in a week or so.

Apologia’s Elementary Anatomy & Physiology – Slowly progress is being made through this course. At first he was really interested but interest has waned. I may move him over to the Life Science Task Cards.

Ambleside Online Year 5 – Caleb loves to read and this is working well for him. We need to work on some follow through but overall it is going well. This covers history, geography, biographies, etc.

Memory Work – Scripture, poetry, songs,etc

Choir – Caleb will participate in a homeschool choir again this year.

PE – I really need to implement this and hold him accountable! Fine tuning his daily workout with his dad.Need to direct that energy.

What do I need to add? Foreign language; a shortcoming on everyone’s list.

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