vendredi 4 février 2011


Howdy partners !

We've just spent 2 terrific weeks learning about the state of Oklahoma.

Some of our in-workshop activities include :

-Doing an OK state coloring page

- Listening to the state song "Oklahoma" (from the musical)

- Learning where OK is on the USA map and meeting Flat Stanley from OK

- Making & tasting peanut butter

-Watching a video on how to milk a cow

- reading about our Flat Stanley’s adventures at a school in OK

- Playing with a farm and animals and learning their names and sounds in English

- Playing Moo-Neigh-Baa-cockadoodledoo (animal sounds) game

- Learning to spell in English, and spelling out "OKLAHOMA"

- Listening to the songs and watching videos of the musical "Oklahoma". Singing along

- Playing a memory game to win farm animal stickers

- Making an OK state map collage page

- Making home-made ice cream in a bag

Here are some highlights of the workshops in photos :

Making and tasting home-made peanut butter ...

Playing with the farm and farm animals...

OKLAHOMA discovery page ...

OKLAHOMA collage making ...

Making the ice-cream ...

Here's the home-made ice cream recipe we used, in case you want to try it at home ....

What you'll need:

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk or half & half
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons rock salt
  • 1 pint-size plastic food storage bag (e.g., Ziploc)
  • 1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag
  • Ice cubes

How to make it:

  1. Fill the large bag half full of ice, and add the rock salt. Seal the bag.
  2. Put milk, vanilla, and sugar into the small bag, and seal it.
  3. Place the small bag inside the large one, and seal it again carefully.
  4. Shake until the mixture is ice cream, which takes about 5 minutes.
  5. Wipe off the top of the small bag, then open it carefully. Enjoy!


A 1/2 cup milk will make about 1 scoop of ice cream, so double the recipe if you want more. But don't increase the proportions more that that -- a large amount might be too big for kids to pick-up because the ice itself is heavy.

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