We had our co-op class this week. My cultures and art classes focused on Sweden. I made some delicious Swedish butter cookies to share and we worked on drawings of the Swedish Dala horse. As usual, I was too busy teaching to take photos, but I did steal this one from a friend.
- 1 cup butter softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. maple syrup
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
Preheat over to 300. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add syrup. Combine flour and baking soda, then add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
Divide dough into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into a 9-inch log. Place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. While warm, cut into 1 inch slices. Allow to cook completely. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.
Lindsey finished up her Science Shepherd Intro to Science curriculum. Now she'll focus fully on the Apologia Astronomy. She's already about halfway through Apologia, so she'll probably finish that up early as well.
Olivia is working on an art project to submit for a local festival poster contest. The "spirit animal" this year is the rainbow trout, so Olivia has spent time at the library collecting books to learn more about the shape, coloring and mannerisms of the rainbow trout before she starts to draw. It's amazing how much effort she puts into the things that catch her interest.
We've finished a lot of school work this week, and I'm researching curriculum for next year. I borrowed one of my top picks from a friend to look at before I made my final decision...boy I'm glad I did. Olivia HATED it, and honestly I wasn't at all thrilled with it either. Now the search continues.
That's about it for this week, nothing overly exciting to share. How was your week?
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