March breACK! 2014: A Baklava Snake Even the Kids Could Make

Instead of having the kids cook their own Mediterranean lunch today, I decided to make them a Mediterranean treat: Baklava… And, since there are so many “snakes” in the story we’ve been reading and illustrating all week, I thought I’d make their baklava in a snake shape! Here’s the recipe I came up with.  It’s […]

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March breACK! 2014: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Bearicles, Act Five

Today, the kids illustrate the fifth and final instalment of our March breACK! 2014 masterpiece, our transformation of Shakespeare’s Pericles. Today, the kids will not only illustrate scenes from our Play of Bearicles, they will also design a book cover or a poster advertising the production of our play. Summary, The Play of Bearicles, Prince […]

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March breACK! 2014: Make a Blue-Print of a Pirate Ship!

Today, in our Play of Bearicles, the kids read about a Pirate Ship along the coast of Tarsus [Turkey].  After their reading, Papa had the kids sit down with some coloured pencils, pens, markers and rulers, and a couple of blank white sheets of paper.  Why? Well, we thought it was time for the kids […]

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March breACK! 2014: Shipwreck Cookies

There are a slew of shipwrecks in the play we’re reading this week. So, I made some special “Shipwreck Cookies” for the kids. “Shipwreck Cookies?” This is really just a catch-all phrase for a basic drop cookie with lots of left-overs from the sweets section of the cupboard. Although, there’s a bit more emphasis on […]

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March breACK! 2014: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Bearicles, Act Three

We’re almost half-way through March breACK! 2014!  Today, the kids will continue to illustrate our Shakespeare’s Pericles, transformed: The Play of Bearicles, Prince of Tyre Summary: The Play of Bearicles, Prince of Tyre, Act III Gower, the Turtle-Ghost, rises from the sea once more to catalogue the further trials and tribulations of Bearicles:  Several months […]

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March breACK! 2014: The Kids Make Mediterranean: Lemony Grilled Calamari and Beer Battered [Fried] Calamari

The kids made their own Mediterranean themed lunches again today!  On the menu? One of their faves! Calamari! Funny thing is, Bea prefers her Calamari grilled with plenty of lemon, while Toby prefers his Calamari Fried.  Here are the two simple recipes they followed today! [Of course, the frying requires parental supervision!] Bisha’s Lemony Grilled […]

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March BreACK! 2014: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Bearicles, Act Two

Today, I’ll encourage the kids to use a bit more colour in their illustrations of our Shakepeare work, transformed, The Play of Bearicles, Prince of Tyre. Summary: The Play of Bearicles, Prince of Tyre, Act II The ghost of the Turtle-Poet, Gower, lets us know that there are more adventures in store for our hero […]

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March breACK! 2014: Design your own Snakes and Ladders Board Game

This morning, in their first instalment of our March breACK! play, Bearicles, the kids read about a prince of a bear who encounters a couple of socially dominant “serpents in bear fur.”  This afternoon, I decided to keep the snakes and ladders theme going by having them make their own Snakes & Ladders game. We’re […]

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March breACK! 2014: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Bearicles, Act One

Welcome to MARCH breACK! 2014! Each weekday in March BreACK!, the kids will read a segment of a book I have written and illustrate it! Today, we’re reading the first act of our Shakespeare play, transformed:  Bearicles, Prince of Tyre.   I’ll encourage the kids to use simple black ink pens on paper today. The […]

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