2. Tell me how/why you need this unit :)
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
2. Tell me how/why you need this unit :)
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
We received an email a little while ago asking how many structured versus non-structured activities your child should participate in throughout the day and what type of activities these should be.
This past week Owen and I worked on stacking to help his dexterity and motor skills...not to mention his creativity.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup whole-wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 large bananas, mashed
- ¾ cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- Mini-chocolate chips or chopped nuts (optional)
Monday, May 16, 2011
- We made our cover using this incredible tool on http://www.wordle.net/
- Meet your reporters and photographers page (A photo of each with a fun comment, like what they could not live without)
- Comments from new students on what they think of our school and how they are settling in
- Interview with the school principal and a special cartoon of him drawn by a student
- Interview with the head prefects of the school
- Adverts for school clubs
- Class reports or quotations about school excursions and camps
- A great piece of writing from a teacher about her first day of school
- Interviews with our past reporters and what they are up to now
- Latest and Greatest Technology review
- Freakiest and Funniest Facts
- Animal Extinction Report
- Future Report on the 2012 Apocalypse
- Playground report: The Flying Shoe (As luck would have it, when I was on playground duty this week another kid lost his shoe, which landed on the roof – so now we have Flying Shoe 2 in production for our next edition)
- Photographs of the playground at lunchtime – taken by our photographers
- Six to Nine: Six questions were asked to nine different children and their answers were all published (kids love seeing themselves in print)
- Fundraising Report on The World’s Greatest Shave
- Book Review
- School chess and debating report
- Yummy Fun Recipe page
- Puzzle and Jokes page
- The Sports Report
- A music article on Rihanna
- A back page competition
- A playground report on the amount of rubbish lying around
- A movie review (which involves looking up which movies are coming out in the next holidays and writing a blurb on them)
- Organising for a teacher to write a guest article. I have one teacher writing an article about funny things that have happened to him in all the primary schools he has worked in.
- A poetry page (You have to love Americans – they have something called Poem in my Pocket Day! How amazing is that? I have been given permission to adopt this idea at our school and we are going to promote it through the poetry page)
- Science experiments
- A review of vegetable rice from the school canteen (hopefully that will go down well and the canteen will still let us stick our newspaper ads up at their checkout.)
- What is happening in Year 3? This involves a reporter visiting the Year 3 classroom for a period and writing about the kinds of things they are doing there.
- Articles on kids in the school and what makes them special. We already have an article on a kid who is a great cartoonist.
- An interview with a kid in high school to find out if high school is all it cracked up to be.
- Travel Page
- Environmental Awareness Page
- Lunchbox review as in, "What's In Your Lunchbox?"
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Crunchy Coated Chicken Breasts
-Set the colander in the sink. Have the pot holders ready. When the pasta is cooked ask an adult to pour the contents of the pot into a colander. Let the pasta drain completely, shaking the colander a few times. Add the drained pasta, ¼ tsp. salt and the pepper to the cheese sauce. Stir until well blended. Serve immediately
4 Tbsp. butter
4 cups mini marshmallows
8 cups rice crispy cereal
½ tray of Oreo cookies, crushed
½ cup chocolate chips, melted
Place butter in a large saucepan over med-low heat. Once butter begins to melt add marshmallows to pan. Continue stirring until all of the marshmallows are melted and there are no bumps. Turn off heat and remove pan from burner. Stir in cereal and Oreos. Pour into a large 9x13 inch baking dish. With the back of a large spoon that's sprayed with cooking spray press and smooth treats. Drizzle melted chocolate over top and let cool. Cut into squares.