For Wednesday the topic will be “extinct animals” please find pictures and descriptions of two each. Also, include their geographic locations and the theory of how they became extinct.
For Wed. the 23rd (afternoon). Read from 124 through 171.
Please add agenda items for Communitas 75
Gray, Peter. Psychology (5th edition), chapter 11
Gopnik, Alison, Patricia Kuhl, and Andrew Meltzoff. “The Scientist in the Crib: Minds, Brains, and How Children Learn.” InThe Norton Psychology Reader. Edited by Gary Marcus. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2006. pp. 146-153
Reading pp 296, 605-614 Pectin and Partners for Perfect Preserves
1. What is the difference between a jam, jelly and preserve?
2. What is the purpose of making jam?
3. Why do we add sugar to the recipe?
4. Where does pectin come from?
5. What is the purpose of the pectin?
6. Why do we have to boil the jars before we put our jam in?
7. If the lid does not seal after the jam has cooled what does that mean?
8. How does the low sugar version of pectin work?
Strawberry or other Berry Jam
From Certo package insert
Yield is about 8 cups of jam
• 4 cups crushed fruit (this is about 2 quarts of fresh fruit or 2.5 pounds of frozen, thawed fruit)
• 7 cup white sugar
• 1 pouch of liquid Certo
• Start the dishwasher with the jam jars. The best jars are the Mason Jars with the lid, glass jar and screw bands. To achieve the best seal, it is best to put the jam into a hot glass jar, so time the dishwasher accordingly.
• Prepare fruit. For berries, crush the fruit with a potato masher to the desired chunkiness.
•Measure the exact amount of prepared fruit into a 6 or 8 quart saucepan. It is best to use a pot in which the fruit does not go above about one quarter of the depth to prevent the jam from boiling over
• Stir sugar into fruit
• Bring mixture to full rolling boil ( a boil that does not stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat stirring constantly
• Stir in Certo quickly. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 minute stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with a spoon.
• Using a 2 cup measuring cup, ladle quickly into prepared jars, filling to within 1/8 inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with flat lids, then screw bands tightly.
• Invert jars for 5 minutes, then turn upright.
• After jars cool, check seals by pressing middle of lid with finger. If lid springs back, lid is not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.
• Let stand at room temperature 24 hours. Store unopened jams in a cool dark place up to 1 year. Refrigerate opened jams up to 3 weeks.
The Independent Book Club will start to meet again. The first meeting is this Friday at 10am.
The first Podcasting class will start this Friday at 1pm.
Make sure and complete your Blue Folders by this Friday. Long term goals, short and medium term goals, and Six Things. We will assign Reflection Groups and get the initial Reflections Group meetups going next week.
What you’ll learn:
- Basic grammar terminology and understanding
- How to write effective sentences and paragraphs
- How to tackle writing introductions and conclusions
- Strategies for writing longer texts and thesis statements