### Homeschool Baking & Clock Math / Science!

Well, as you may have read already, this has been a “light” homeschooling week.  We did some readin’ and writin’ yesterday, but the ‘rithmetic component has been sorely lacking.  With Shabbos coming in early today, there was no time for an organized lesson – so I settled for a disorganized one!

After I did a quick “stretch n’ fold” on the challah dough, I gave Naomi the big Judy teaching clock, asking her to set it with the current time (there’s a clock right above the table).

Then I explained that the dough would have to sit for one hour, so I showed her how to move the minute hand around until it was in the same position, one hour later.  (I was in a rush, or I would have had her do this herself!)

The last step was asking her to watch the clock and tell me when it got to the same time shown on the clock.  Unfortunately, by the time 12:20 rolled around, she was out of the room getting ready for her bath, so she didn’t notice on her own.  I did call her in to show her and explain that it had been exactly one hour.

The first part of the Judy book takes a lot of care in describing how long certain activities take, and helping kids develop a sense of the passage of specific units of time, so it was great when she exclaimed, “that was ONE HOUR?!?”

It also confirmed what I already knew:  time definitely runs faster when it’s erev Shabbos.

In just a bit more baking math fun, I explained a little bit about fractions as we were measuring half-spoonsful and quarter-cups of various ingredients.

And then, I had to leave the room while I was portioning the peanut-butter cookies.  With nothing to do until I came back, she did MATH.  As soon as I came back in, she announced “four threes make twelve!”  We haven’t started multiplication yet, but I said that was exactly right, and we did a couple of other threes while I portioned the other tray of cookies.

So there – we’ve had our math class for the week.  Effortless, painlessly… and deliciously!

Here’s some challah braiding fun to take you into Shabbos…

(there’s a Part 2 coming, with GZ being very cute; I’ll get that up after Shabbos if I don’t have a chance this afternoon) Here it is!!!

### לימודי קודש/Limudei Kodesh Copywork & Activity Printables

Welcome to my Limudei Kodesh / Jewish Studies copywork and activity printables page.  As of June 2013, I am slowly but surely moving all my printables over to 4shared because Google Docs / Drive is just too flaky for me. What you’ll find here: Weekly Parsha Copywork More Parsha Activities More Chumash / Tanach Activities Yom Tov Copywork & Activities Tefillah Copywork Pirkei Avos / Pirkei Avot Jewish Preschool Resources Other printables! For General Studies printables and activities, including Hebrew-English science resources and more, click here . For Miscellaneous homeschool helps and printables, click here . If you use any of my worksheets, activities or printables, please leave a comment or email me at Jay3fer “at” gmail “dot” com, to link to your blog, to tell me what you’re doing with it, or just to say hi!  If you want to use them in a school, camp or co-op setting, please email me (remove the X’s) for rates. If you just want to say Thank You, here’s a

### Hebrew/ עברית & English General Studies Printables

For Jewish Studies, including weekly parsha resources and copywork, click here . If you use any of my worksheets, activities or printables, please leave a comment or email me at Jay3fer “at” gmail “dot” com, to link to your blog, to tell me what you’re doing with it, or just to say hi!  If you want to use them in a school, camp or co-op setting, please email me (remove the X’s) for rates. If you enjoy these resources, please consider buying my weekly parsha book, The Family Torah :  the story of the Torah, written to be read aloud – or any of my other wonderful Jewish books for kids and families . English Worksheets & Printables: (For Hebrew, click here ) Science :  Plants, Animals, Human Body Math   Ambleside :  Composers, Artists History Geography Language & Literature     Science General Poems for Elemental Science .  Original Poems written by ME, because the ones that came with Elemental Science were so awful.  Three pages are included:  one page with two po