First, we have some recipes. I made two great desserts that I want to share with you. The first one I forgot to take a picture of; I brought them to school and they were gone before I could remember to snap one! If blueberries are on sale, buy them. You HAVE to make this!
Picture courtesy of Sweet Remedy
The next one I made with my Portuguese cookbook that is helpfully in English. Except for the recipe titles. And the measurements. Those are in Portuguese. So, I just look at the pictures to decide what I want to make. Sound like any students you have?
Portuguese rice pudding:
2 1/2 cups of milk
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of rice
3 egg yolks, beaten
pinch of salt
cinnamon to taste
Boil the milk, then add the rice and sugar. Bring the milk and rice mixture to a boil, then let it simmer uncovered until the rice cooks and has absorbed most of the milk. Temper the egg yolks with a bit of rice, then add to the rice and milk. Add a pinch of salt, then cook for 3 more minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl, top with cinnamon. Serve warm.
*This rice becomes like risotto, and is definitely best served warm!
Now for a classroom Made-It! A few posts back I mentioned that I was having some difficulty keeping some of my motor-mouths quiet. Well, I found the solution. Quiet critters! Although I debuted them around Valentine's Day, so I call them Love Bugs. Voila!
I also made this super-fun "board" game that we started playing today during my Daily 5 groups. I'll get through all my groups and then let them play during Word Work. It's so great for speaking and listening! So far my kids have loved it. Check out the preview and then grab it here!
In first grade I generally follow their Guided Reading theme schedule, and about two weeks ago, the book was weather. Well, my little ones didn't know a thing about weather, seasons, or months. Rant alert: How can first graders (AND I have 3 who spent two years in Kindergarten) not know a thing about weather?! It is beyond me. Breathe. We have been working on months, seasons, and now clothing for 3 weeks. Our ACCESS test starts on Monday, and I just hope that there isn't something else I don't know that they don't know. Days? Better check tomorrow.
Thank you for following that. Here's what I made to help my sweethearts learn about seasons, months, clothing, and weather!
I hope you found something you could eat, make, or use today! Here are two extra sorts I made for my Seasons and Weather unit that are not included...these are great for younger students with lower reading abilities- grab them from Google Drive before they go live on TPT!
Link up with Tara and share what you made! I'm off to make dinner...here's what I'm making tonight.
It's called Holy Yum Chicken...I'll let you know what I thought next month!