Cooking Pempek (Fish Cake)

June 5, 2012

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Cooking is FUN!!!

The picture above can tell you how enthusiastic those young boys in this activity.

In a homeschool setting, however, it is not just to have a delicious end in itself, but the kitchen provides a wonderful opportunity for learning many basic skills, like math, reading  comprehension, history, time management and team work skill.

Daven and boneless fish meat ready to be grounded and mashed to make Empek-Empek (Fish Cake)

Daven and boneless fish meat ready to be grounded and mashed

WE CAN COOK!!

WE CAN COOK!!

Field Trip to “Rumah Sutra” (Silk House)

March 20, 2012

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Silk Worm Larva. eating Mulberry leaves

We had a chance to visit Rumah Sutra at Desa Ciapus, Bogor, West Java.

It was very interesting, because we saw and learned the process of making silk, starting from visiting the mullberry farm, observed the silkworms, then watched how the machines process the cocoons and bring out the finished product of silk fabric.

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Mulberry Farm

The Cocoons

The Cocoons

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Machine Processing

Craft made with Cocoon

Craft made out of the used cocoon