Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pretzels Please

As a special education teacher, I'm always looking for cute things we can cook. I found this heart shaped pretzel on Mayamade blog. Head on over on the link for the recipe. It looks like it would work well within the classroom setting. I think the kids would get a kick out of them, plus they are more healthy than other treats. We shop for our supplies one day and make it the next.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obama Craft

Hi, the kiddos are working on a Obama craft. It's his symbol for the campaign. Do you remember it? A simplified version is mention in a previous post.
On the funny side. Do you know about the Califone talking card machines? You know the one... it reads cards with a cassette tape strip at the bottom, or you can record your own words. Great for site word learning. Well ours "did not work". Did you know there was a battery compartment under it and an on off switch for the record function? Well, there is and ours was off. Who knew. We're in business now! LOL

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Cooking for Community Time

Here's a simple recipe that we will try next week. Here the link to the web site I found it on.

Love Potion Smoothie1/2 cup frozen strawberries1/2 cup frozen raspberries1 small carton of yogurt1/2 Cup ice cubes1 cup apple juicePlace strawberries, raspberries and juice in blender. Blend several seconds. If you would like a thicker smoothie add more fruit or for a drinkable smoothie add 1/4 Cup more juice. This is one of those Valentine recipes that can be used year round. Find more easy smoothie recipes here.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Really Cute President Obama Crafts

Here are some really cute crafts for President Obama's Inauguration Day. I am planning on two of them. Kaboose is a great web site full of good information also.

I enlarged the picture of Obama so it fills more of a post size piece of paper. I'm going to allow the kids to add starts as they wish also. We use scapbooking punches for the stars.

I also enlarged this craft. Although it is cute on the plate, I wanted to make it more age appropriate because I teach middle school. We will make larger ones with tissue paper and tag board.