Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Week of September 27th with Lupine Lane


Hello! Fall is officially here, and it's beautiful outside!


Lil' Absolutely Art and Absolutely Art
This week, we'll be reading Laurie Krebs' We All Went on Safari, where we'll learn about Tanzania and lots of animals that inhabit the Serengeti. Then, we'll make Giraffe Sock Puppets and paint Tanzania's flag!

October's Theme: More of Laurie Krebs' Books will inspire our art as we learn about far off places for the first 2 weeks of the month. Then, we'll move on to fun Halloween art!


Lil' Kinder Cooks and Kinder Cooks
For our last week of Indian cooking, we'll be making Pork Vindaloo and Curried Mashed Potatoes! Delish!

October's Theme: We'll be making French food next month! These recipes are definite favorites from last year! Stay tuned for details!


Lil' Music Makers
We'll introduce the castanet and tambourine!


The After School Supper Club
We'll be making Pork Vindaloo, Curried Mashed Potatoes and Shahi Tukra, which is Indian Bread Pudding.


The Things They Say
"So, your real name is Melissa and your nick name is Mom?" -Lucas, age 4

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Week of September 20th with Lupine Lane


Hello!!


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Lil' Absolutely Art and Absolutely Art
This week, we'll travel to the Galapagos and make a Galapagos Giant Tortoise! The Galapagos are a province of Ecuador, so we'll also learn a bit about the South American country!


Lil' Kinder Cooks and Kinder Cooks
We'll make Masoor Dahl with Spinach, which is an Indian red lentil hearty stew and Naan Bread, an Indian flat bread!


Lil' Music Makers
The sweet little musicians will learn about the cabasa and the guiro this week!


The After School Supper Club
We'll make Masoor Dahl with Spinach, which is an Indian red lentil hearty stew and Naan Bread, an Indian flat bread! We'll also make some Beef Samosas to go with the stew. And for dessert, we'll be making Kheer, which is Indian rice pudding.


The Things They Say
"Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune!" -Benjamin, age 3

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Week of September 13th with Lupine Lane


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Lil' Absolutely Art and Absolutely Art
This week we'll be reading We're Roaming Through the Rainforest by Laurie Krebs. We'll paint some colorful wooden Geckos and some Toucans! We'll also learn about the Amazon and Brazil!


Lil' Kinder Cooks and Kinder Cooks
We'll be making some Chicken Makhani, or Indian Butter Chicken. We'll also make Matar Pulao, or Indian Rice with Peas!


Lil' Music Makers and Music Makers
This week, we'll begin marching while playing rhythm instruments!


The After School Supper Club
We'll be making Chicken Makhani, or Indian Butter Chicken with Matar Pulao, or Indian Rice with Peas. We'll also make Gulab Jamun, which is Indian Sponge Cake with a Sweet Syrup!


The Things They Say
"We're going to make curry on my birthday!!" -Coates, age 6
Happy 6th Birthday, Coates and Cameron! You guys are awesome kiddos, and we think the world of you!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fall is upon us!! The Week of September 6th with Lupine Lane


Hello! Boy, what a fantastic summer! We had a lot of fun with your kiddos this summer! We hope the Summer of 2010 was one to remember for everyone!


There is a lot to talk about!! First, we are so excited for fall and the holiday season! We have new themes for this month and beyond that we are so excited about! We can't wait to share them with the kids! Check out our calendar for specific dates and times!


A quick update on new locations! Lupine Lane will be offering Absolutely Art on Tuesdays from 3:45-4:45 and Kinder Cooks on Thursdays from 3:45-4:45 at the Abercorn International School in Lakeway! If you are looking for a fantastic preschool program for your child or know someone who is, this school is incredible! The diverse and enriching curriculum will definitely give kids a great education and expand their world perspective! (yes, even preschoolers!!) We are so excited to be working with Abercorn and look forward to classes there!


We will be offering once monthly classes at Miss Julie's Learning Center!! Stay tuned for dates! We are so excited to continue our work with the lovely people at Miss Julie's! Everyone there is so sweet and the kids there really develop a respect and kind regard toward people. It is fantastic to see little ones being so warm and caring to one another! Check out Miss Julie's if you are looking to enroll your child!


We will also be back at Steiner Ranch beginning this month! We will be there on Fridays, offering Lil' Absolutely Art, Lil' Kinder Cooks and The After School Supper Club!


And of course, we will offer our usual classes at the Lakeway Activity Center and the Clay Madsen Recreation Center! We have moved the Drop Off Classes at the Lakeway Activity Center to start at 3:30 for those starting school!


We are also beginning to offer classes at various schools and daycare's during the school day! For instance, we have conducted several art, cooking and music classes in schools with preschoolers, elementary and middle school age children! We would love to come to your child's class! If your child attends a day care, and you are interested in Lupine Lane offering a class there, please contact Lauren at lboyle@lupinelane.com or 512-565-1501!


In addition, we are here to help with your child's birthday party, your fall festival, holiday party or any other event! We can provide customized, enriching activities for the kids and would love to help! Contact Lauren at lboyle@lupinelane.com or 512-565-1501!


We would also like to introduce a couple of new classes to you all! We are going to begin offering Kid's Night Out on select Friday nights from 6-11pm at the Lakeway Activity Center! This fun evening will allow the parents to hit the town while the kids have a ball! Check it out!


We will also begin to offer the Teen Supper Club, for kids 12 and up at the Lakeway Activity Center! This class was added to serve the older kids that love to cook! The kids will cook from a different country every month and bring home dinner for 4!


Now, on to our classes this month!


Lil' Absolutely Art and Absolutely Art
For the next 6 weeks, we will use child author, Laurie Krebs' work to inspire our lessons! She has 6 wonderful stories about traveling to far off lands, and we will make a craft from each place that we read about! This week, we'll read Off We Go to Mexico and make maracas!


Lil' Kinder Cooks and Kinder Cooks
This month, we will be cooking from India! This week, we'll be making Shrimp Curry!


Lil' Music Makers
We'll start a brand new semester by going back to the beginning! We'll learn Sammy's Song and marching to a steady beat. We'll also introduce rhythm instruments!


The After School Supper Club
This week, we'll make Shrimp Curry with Appam (these are like Indian Pancakes). We'll also make Mango Rabri (which is like Mango Pudding!)


The Things They Say
"Mommy, my mobile needs to be charged!" -Summer, age 2