Cinnamon Roll Waffles

My kids REALLY wanted some waffles for breakfast.  I didn’t have waffle mix.  I DID however have a package of refrigerated pumpkin cinnamon rolls by Pillsbury. I pulled out my trusty waffle maker and sprayed it really well (top and bottom… really well) with some cooking spray. I closed the lid down and pressed really well for about 20 seconds since these […]

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Elementary level book review

The holidays are coming.  I have sort of a “list” I follow for shopping for my kids each year.  They each get a book of some sort.  I’d like to share a book here today that was written by a fabulous teacher at my kid’s school.  She teaches 3rd grade and has had a long love of writing fiction.  She has had one of her books reviewed by a publisher and while they didn’t publish the type of book she wrote, they gave her a lot of encouragement and complements. She went ahead and published all of her previously written books on Amazon this past spring/ summer. The book I’m sharing here today is called Trapped In Seraphina.  The author wrote this book specifically for use in her classroom but all of the kids loved it so much that she published it as well. Here’s the excerpt:  Charlotte Kobe and her friends find a treasure and end up traveling to a zany, outlandish place called Seraphina, full of surprises. They run into a strange, untrustworthy woman, Raven Starr, and a mysterious man, Amherst Ethelbert, who will not quit trying to chase them down. All the children are desperate to do, is to find their way back to their home, before time runs out. How will they deal with Raven if she finds them? Is Amherst really who he says he is? Will they ever see their parents and family again? […]

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Thanksgiving appetizers

We’re celebrating Thanksgiving with family next week and I’ve been searching for ideas of what we can bring along with us.  Or simple things we can gather supplies for and make when we arrive. Here’s a few of the great ideas I’ve gathered! Turkey themed appetizer:   Pumpkin shaped dinner rolls: Pumpkin pie rice krispie treats. A favorite at potlucks:  […]

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Crayon resist in first grade

This year I’m working with several grades in our local elementary school to provide art opportunities to the kids on a monthly basis.  It takes a lot of time, but my kids benefit as well as many other students in the school. When I was working with first grade to design their October project, I found a link on pinterest […]

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