Thursday, August 30, 2012

Taking Turns with Play Dough

Working all together at the same table, at the same time, is a great way to build a sense of community and working together. Lots of pride on their faces as they shared ideas and just talked about what they were all doing. 
Nothing beats fresh play dough, right off the stove. 

Take a piece off and pass it to a friend.


Lots of conversations going on.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Friendship Soup

Each child was asked to bring in an ingredient to add to our Friendship Soup. Many of the parents asked, "what kind of soup is it going to be?"  The only answer I had was "Friendship Soup." I wasn't exaggerating when I told the kids that this was one of the best soups I have ever had!

Friendship Soup

Roasted Garlic and Cheese Chicken Sausage
Chicken Stock
Sweet Potato
Kidney Beans

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Today we started off our Working Together and Helping Each Other theme. We will spend the next month working on building a sense of community and friendship.

 Our ideas about what TEAM means are this: Clean up, helping each other, not hurting, working together, underwater and work together. 

Our ideas about what FRIEND means are: help clean up, don't hurt, being nice, listen to each others words, do not argue, play, dance, swim, giving things.

Making Snack

Rolling Pretzel Balls

 Recipe: Soft Pretzels

1 package yeast dissolved in 1.5 cups of water
1 tsp salt
1 tbs sugar
4 cups flour
1 egg (for brushing on)

Combine all ingredients except egg. Mix and knead the dough. Form into individual balls. Brush on egg.  Bake at 425 degrees until brown. I usually roll them in  butter after and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar after they bake. The kids love to help. So far we have only done ball shape, but of course you could do letters or other shapes.

Friendship Ceiling Sheet

White sheet and liquid watercolor in bingo dabbers.

Working together