Sit back and enjoy a cup.

Sit back and enjoy a cup.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

I met up with a few friends yesterday and I tried something completely out of my comfort zone.  Let me explain, I'm just not crafty or much of a cook.  That being said, I never give up the dream of someday transforming into a talented Martha Stewart like being.  One of the creative leaders of the group suggested we make homemade chocolate coconut Easter Eggs.  Of course I agreed-maybe this was my chance!  It turned out to be a lot of fun and as you can see from the pictures they don't look awful. So...if you're looking for a fun activity to do with a class it just might do the trick.  Our leader had the dough already mixed and in plastic bags.  You can melt the chocolate in a microwave and probably, depending on the age of your group, do the dipping.  But the shaping and decorating can be done by kids of all ages.   

Here's a recipe and a picture of my creations.

Luckily the teacher authors of TpT are VERY creative.  Come take a look at the wonderful products for all subjects and levels waiting for you.  Happy Spring!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Irish potatoes are a traditional Philadelphia confection that, despite its name, is not from Ireland, and does not usually contain any potato. There's a vareity of recipes available.  It's just a sweet way to celebrate the day.  Because of the coconut included in this delight, it reminds me that Easter is coming soon. I found an easy recipe on allrecipes if you're interested in making them for your class or family.

Here are a few more ideas that might make March 17th special.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

T.G.I.F. Linky Party at Mrs. Mc's Place -Springing Into Action With TPT

Depending where you live, you may be changing your clock this weekend.  We'll all be  happy to get that extra energizing hour of light.  We'll all be really BUMMED to wake an hour earlier according to our internal clock.  TpT teacher authors are flying.:) to the rescue with the gift of time.  Browse this wonderful collection of materials that will let you rock the teaching day and get a few extra minutes of shuteye.