Tea on Tuesdays

tea on tuesdays

Here we are again! After whirlwind Mondays–the day I perpetually over-plan just in case we are really on the ball with hitting the books–Tuesday rolls around and I’m ready to slack off. It’s nice to have a plan in place already for something fun, special, and worthwhile to wrap up Tuesday afternoons. It’s been just about a month since we started adopting the Brave Writer Poetry Tea Time into our own homeschool routine. I’m holding out hope that one day soon all 4 of the big kids will enjoy the poetry just as much as the tea and treats. 😉

This week, I am even prepared with a treat! We are going to have my version of gluten-free Nanaimo Bars. I’ve had this recipe saved on my Pinterest boards for.ev.er (2 years, actually). It looks so tasty…but I’ve never had them before, so hopefully anyone who has had them, won’t be upset that I’ve changed the recipe up a bit. I subbed gluten-free chocolate sandwich cookies for the graham crackers, and used half a box of vanilla pudding in place of the custard powder. So far, it’s looking great. (and, it is great. I couldn’t resist a sample while cutting the bars for the pictures.)

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The bottom layer was so tasty as I licked the spoon! I can’t wait to share this with the kids later today.

In the last few weeks, we have recited the poetry we’re learning from The Harp and the Laurel Wreath, and I have read a few other poems I’ve found using my tablet. Last week, each child chose a poem from a list of silly poetry and read it aloud for us. It is so rewarding to me to see how excited and enthusiastic my young boys are to participate! Especially my wiggly Comedian–he is so proud to recite his rhymes (such as the Itsy Bitsy Spider), and excited to “read” new poems with me. This week, I’m prepared with a book of poems I checked out at the library. It is a collection of pieces of Shakespeare’s works, talking about the seasons of the year. I’m looking forward to this; and I think it will be fun to read since in the last 10 days, we’ve had nearly all the weather for each season!

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