"Lab Plan" Journals: These little journals are what my students will use to write their "lab plans" (plans on what they are going to do at their center that day). I used these last year; they held up well and were a great size for this purpose. These are composition books (50 cents each at WalMart) cut in 1/2 ($2.00 for the stack of 12 at Office Max) and covered with Duck Tape ($2.50 a roll at JoAnn's with coupons). My cousin helped me cover these last week. One roll of tape covered 7-8 of these little guys. I hope my students love them as much as I do!
Name Tags: Instead of buying name tags to put on my students' desks this year, I decided to make them. I picked up some word strips on clearance at Michaels, glued them to card stock cut into strips and put a couple dots on them to jazz them up a bit. Each tag has either a purple or blue dot on the far left to remind students that is where their name starts (you know there will be at least one!).
Cubby Tags: I used our Ellison to punch 4", 3" and 2" circles in various bright colors. I glued them together randomly, and these will be used to labels students' cubbies.
Pickles: My mom and I used my aunt's recipe and figured out how to make pickles on Sunday. It was actually not as difficult as I thought it might be. A lot of cucumbers involved in that process!
Baked French Toast and Fruit Casserole: This was SO good! I made this for lunch Sunday after church. My mom, dad and a woman from their church (who is in her mid-90s) came over for lunch. I modified the recipe as I used an 8x8 pan. I only put 4 oz of cream cheese in it as I didn't want to be overwhelmed (it was plenty). I used about 2/3 a loaf of bread and threw in some extra fruit because we really like fruit. It was nice because I put it together Saturday night to let the egg mixture soak in and I just had to bake it Sunday.
|This was before the 2nd layer of bread was put on. It was obviously not baked yet, but all that berry goodness...yum!|
When do you start back to school? How are you (did you) enjoying your last days of summer?