Thursday, 5 April 2012

The Letter of the Week, O

O was a tough one.

There are not very many things that start with O and could be taken in and discussed for a news item.

We came up with:

  • Olive
  • Oranges
  • Owl
  • Onion
  • Octopus
  • Ogre
Not a very inspiring list and pretty much covered by the rest of the class before the Little Man had his turn on Wednesday.

So on Tuesday morning he told me that that afternoon, we would make orange cupcakes and take those in.  Bossy little bugger, but I liked the idea, so I agreed.

This week on our sheet we showed photos of the Little Man
making the cupcakes.

We used the easiest cupcake recipe that I have (no creaming of butter and sugar) so that he could make them without too much help from me and added orange juice freshly squeezed from half an orange. We used red and yellow food colouring to make the batter orange also.  Then for the icing we used the other half of the orange's juice for moisture and again used yellow and red food colouring to make it vibrant orange.  It was orange news on many levels!  They were a big success.

No letter of the week next week because it is school holidays! Yay!


  1. Full marks for that one I bet! :-)

    1. Oh his teacher was very happy. She kept the left overs and said she gave them to the other teachers... That's what she said anyway ;)

  2. How come he didn't take you? Ogre, tee hee hee.

    Actually, I am surprised he didn't just stand up and say, "I am here - my (sur)name starts with O."

    1. That was an option but once he decided we were cooking there was no going back!


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