Family Day, a long standing tradition at COLCMS, was held on Nov. 18. The children worked together with parent volunteers to cook a delicious Chicken Posole soup. Below is the recipe -
Slow Cooker Chicken Posole Stew from Simply Sugar and Gluten Free
(Submitted by the Gummels Family)
serves 4 – 6
For the stew:
2 bone-in chicken breasts, skin removed
2 (15 ounce) cans white hominy, rinsed and drained
3 cups good quality chicken stock
2 (14.5 ounce) cans of diced tomatoes
3 carrots, peeled and sliced into thin rounds
3 scallions, both green and white parts, sliced thinly
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon cumin
2 teaspoons light ancho chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons Mexican oregano
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
Queso Fresco or other good quality Mexican cheese (montery jack would work)
Shredded radishes (Use the large holes on your box grater)
Gluten-Free Tortilla chips
Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the slow cooker. Put remaining ingredients in and stir the top
to mix in spices. Cover and cook on low for 5 – 6 hours, or until chicken and carrots are
cooked through and tender. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred with two forks.
Return chicken to crock, stir to combine.
E., age 5, shows her mom the flag making work. Not only is she learning flags from around the US and world, she is also getting valuable practice for writing.
Before our chapel service and reception, parents were invited to take a peek into the classrooms to see the work their children have been doing. Here are some photos from the Primary Casa.
One of the sayings you will often hear in a Montessori Primary Classroom is 'bring the world to the child.' This means we work on cultural studies from day one, learning about different countries and cultures through maps, flags, globes, pictures, stories, items brought from travels, songs, etc....
In addition to our curriculum during the three hour work period, we have added an after school French class this year, taught by our own Ms. Lise.
The half hour class is a fun introduction to conversational French. Here is a peek into last weeks lesson.
Here is a website for basic parts of the body in French - click on the words to hear the pronunciation - http://french.about.com/od/vocabulary/a/parts-of-the-body.htm
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