The Duchess Bakes a Cake
The Duchess Bakes a Cake by Virginia Kahl
A long time ago there lived over the waters, a Duchess, a Duke and their family of daughters. Everything went smoothly and happily in this large family, until one day the Duchess decided to make: A lovely light luscious delectable cake. Would she take the cook's advice? No, she would not. The Duchess put many things into the cake, adding the yeast six times for good measure. So the cake rose, and the Duchess with it -- and how were they to get her down again?
It is Gunhilde, the youngest of the daughters, who suggests a happy solution.
Why are we featuring this book?
The Duchess Bakes a Cake is a book featured in Five in a Row, a literature-based unit study curriculum. Many families use FIAR for all but the Grammar / Reading and Math, and others use it in conjunction with other resources. Below you will find information about the author and illustrator, story summaries, and links to lesson plans and websites that are great go-alongs for The Duchess Bakes a Cake. Please note that these resources are meant to complement, not replace, the Five in a Row units. The Five in a Row volumes are inexpensive and well worth the investment. Digital downloads of the FIAR volumes and supplementary resources like Fold & Learn™ (paper manipulatives similar to lapbooks) are available to enhance your units.
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The author is also the illustrator.
Our Five in a Row Adventures vol. 3
Highlights and suggestions from a mother who has used FIAR vol 3 in her homeschooling adventure. (Y)
Supplemental Book List
from the FIAR Message Board Archive (T)
Cook's Thesaurus - Teaching basic home skills is essential if you are to launch a successful adult into the world. If your child is ready to learn some basic cooking skills, the Cook's Thesaurus is a good place to look up unfamiliar terms and ingredients. And don't forget Menus4Moms is a great place to send them when they are ready to plan some of their first menus! (Y, M, O, T)
Spatulatta: Cooking 4 Kids - Spatulatta is the first stop you should make online before teaching your children to cook. Filled with videos featuring kids demonstrating both basic skills and simple recipes, this site is easy to navigate and use. (Y)
Spoonful - Formerly the companion website to Family Fun magazine, Spoonful is full of great crafts, recipes, games, and more. (Y, M, O, T)
Washington Apples Just for kids - From the Washington Apple Commission. Offers incite into a Kids View, coloring book, Recipes for kids, and apple trivia. (Y)
Middle Ages Research Projects - A research project on the Middle Ages for middle school students, but it could be modified for both elementary and high school students. (Y, M, O, T)
What was Life Really Like in the Middle Ages - Informative site from the Annenberg Exhibits. (Y, M, O, T)