Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Twinner Hair Day

Karsyn came to school with some cute piggy tail/messy buns. I happened to be doing Abbey's hair when everyone showed up.

One thing led to another and before I realized it preschool had turned into a beauty parlor. 

But the end result was worth the effort.

Look at these little dollies!

Happy "Star" Birthday Karsyn 

She brought the yummiest frosted star shaped sugar cookies - We love Birthdays!!

Mardi Gras - Feb '09

Yeah for Mardi Gras! We made these really cool masks. Not really sure what Mardi Gras is about. It means "Fat Tuesday" - but do preschoolers really care? ... not really - pretty much just an excuse to make some really fun masks.








Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Sassy Dance and Groundhog Day take 1 & 2

Rainbow and Birthdays

red, yellow, pink, and green, purple and orange and blue

I can make a rainbow, make a rainbow, make a rainbow too...

I love the simplicity of this project

and most of the kids eat about as many as they glue on

and then sometimes they even eat the ones with a little glue (right Alex?)

Olivia finished her own project, then tried to help the kids focus as well instead of all the cereal.

Ty only stayed focus for about half of his rainbow before he gave up, took some cereal and headed outside. I'm happy he gave it a shot!

Olivia testing the cereal... yep. it's good.

Happy Birthday Tessa girl!

Sugar cookies are always a huge bonus

Here's the birthday girl, according to her - babies are 2, big girls are 3 (you can't argue with that?)

Cece shows off her frosting face from the sugar cookie.

Sugar HIGH - so happy!

look at these sassy girls, pull out the camera and watch the sass!

see what I mean?

Tessa's sassy dance was killing me - these two were on one

Candy Popcorn

Alex's older sister, Elle, christened this "candy popcorn" about 4 years ago... it's been a favorite ever since.

Candy Popcorn
7 cups popped popcorn
3/4 c. brown sugar, packed
6 Tbs. butter
3 Tbs. corn syrup
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. baking soda

melt brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a sauce pan on medium. Let it boil for 5 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat add vanilla and baking soda. Pour over the popcorn and let cool.

Valentine Gift

For Valentine's I thought I would give my students their favorite game - Don't Eat Pete!! I'm not sure who Pete is exactly or where this game originated from (I think it's just an excuse to eat M&M's, so maybe the parent company of M&M's created it as a marketing ploy - which is brilliant, because we're obsessed with it)... and thanks to Jenna, I have these awesome pictures to use. So, I thought I would share the basic rules so when your kids get home and want to play it with you - you won't get in trouble for not playing it correctly.

1. Your child covers their eyes.
2. Someone else chooses one of the colored boxes/pictures to be "Pete"
3. Your child uncovers their eyes and gets to randomly eat the M&M's
4. When they pick up the M&M that was chosen as "Pete" - everyone shouts, "Don't eat Pete!!"
5. You can either end their turn and let them have the rest of the M&M's on the sheet (this is what we do in class - but they only get one turn each) OR let them end their turn and not have the rest if you are going to play a few times in a row (so their not busting through the ceiling on a sugar rush the size of Texas) by the time the game ends... just a thought.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Puppy Chow or Muddy Buddies (either way yummy)

I wanted to add this recipe - we made this a couple weeks ago in class and it was a huge success. We couldn't stop eating it (especially me).

1 c. chocolate chips
1/4 c. butter
1/2 c. peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
melt all these together.

9 c. chex (less then a full box)
1 c. powdered sugar (more or less)
We put this in a large brown paper bag, dumped the melted goo over the top, added a ton of powdered sugar over the top.

Shakie, Shakie, shakie baby and enjoy!