May 19, 2006
Grenouille Plus is a wonderful blog full of vintage French ephemera. Here are jumping jacks. There are others on her site.
Another fun activity for the girls to do, while I read is this fun face.(that really has nothing to do with France, except it is French and fun!! Which is good enough for me)
Here is another site with a simple beaded flowerto make.
We had fun making these flowers. We wired some onto safety pins and made pins. Some we wired on to bobbie pins and other strung on string. They turned out cute but found out it is stressful working with little tiny beads. I now admire anyone who does !!
You can create a Lego one!!
Or a paper one. I have one Aubern'e made me in my French bathroom. Thank you sweetie !!!
And another paper one!!
Gateau Moelleux au Chocolat
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
11 tablespoons (5 ounces) butter
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup diced walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt butter and chocolate together.
Let butter and chocolate cool a few minutes and then add eggs, sugar and vanilla
In a bowl, put the flour and stir in little by little the chocolate mixture and the diced walnuts. Pour into a greased tube pan and bake for 30 minutes. Cool off 5 minutes and remove from pan.
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons sour cream
Melt butter and chocolate together. Take off the burner and add the sour cream. Pour on icing and top with walnuts
I do want to say that a lot of these books are old and out of print. If you see * that means we love the book.
You are such a loving mother. What creative ideas you shared with your girls. I am sure they will treasure these memories forever. What girly things, I absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing such interesting ideas.
Posted by: Jill | November 05, 2006 at 02:36 PM
Hello Miss. Eagle,
This unit is just something I made up for my family. Thank you though. Clarice
Posted by: Clarice | May 23, 2006 at 08:03 AM
Ladies, Mary is one of my closet friends I have known since I was 20. Were both maid of honors at each others wedding, we knew each other before Dh and children. it is wonderful to know someone so well so long. Love Clarice
Posted by: Clarice | May 23, 2006 at 08:00 AM
What can I say? Who knew when we met "??" years ago, no husbands and no kids and you taught me there really was such a thing as goat cheese that tasted good we would be where we are today! What a fun site you are creating!
I had such fun speaking with you yesterday and once again was reminded of our fun times together as I drove up to Leavenworth today in the rain. It is beautiful here with the misting showers and the fog over the mountains.
Keep up the sharing of your talents and creativity. You are a blessing to all who read your pages.
Posted by: Mary Thresher | May 22, 2006 at 03:32 PM
Clarice, this is wonderful and so inspiring. Could I ask - you describe this as a unit. Is this organised by an educational institution or a home school group or is it of your own devising? This seems to me to be a really enriching program.
Posted by: Miss Eagle | May 22, 2006 at 01:43 PM
I can't tell you...wait, I think I can tell you that...
I think you are unbelievable....no wait, you are believable and amazing!
Well, now that I have been unable to successfully express myself, I just want to say that you are indeed an inspiration and you make me want to revisit France and do our unit study all over again with your embellishments, activities, books and all your ideas!
Thanks for sharing with us!
Joanne, who will be on the hunt for some of your book recommendations soon!
Posted by: Joanne | May 22, 2006 at 12:29 PM
I have really enjoyed reading about your French unit. It sounds like soooo much fun--I wish I could have been one of your students! I have printed out the French Chocolate Cake recipe, directions for the simple beaded flower, and want to check out the French Tea book. I even had the urge to brush up on my French, which is very, very rusty. Thank you for sharing this,
Posted by: Debbie | May 22, 2006 at 06:11 AM
Clarice, I am on Brocante Home with you. Although I'm not a HS mom, I used to do fun little units like this with my daughters before they were in school.
As a former French major, I'm interested in all things French, of course. I am avid about tea and LOVE the French Tea book, I own it and savor it myself.
How wonderful that you are sharing the French girliness with your daughter! I love your unit. Thanks for sharing it with us!
Posted by: Karla | May 21, 2006 at 06:04 PM
What wonderful ideas! You are full of inspiration and time! I love it that you all are embracing your feminity. You've taken me back to Paris with your photos, as there was one particular shop that I visited on the last day we were there that had many of the old fashioned paper dolls and was also filled with wallpapers and fixtures for making dollhouses!
I love your blog and have been visiting regularly since you posted the address. Keep up the creativity! I know it is just natural to you, some of the rest of us have to work at it.
Posted by: Wendy | May 21, 2006 at 04:39 PM
What a beautiful way to learn! I love your enthusiasm, Clarice. I'll have to try the cake soon!
Posted by: Jody | May 21, 2006 at 10:11 AM
Clarice, this is simply wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing!
(You're such a good mom!)
Posted by: carla | May 21, 2006 at 07:49 AM
Clarice your posts enthrall me! I love this one! I am surely going to try the beaded flowers and that cake!!! what can I say!I shall be dipping in and out of your site all day,just the thing for a sunday afternoon,Thank you so much!
Posted by: Gena | May 21, 2006 at 04:57 AM