Puppy Chow Chef
Who’s got your bone?
Someone took it
From your home.
This was a game we played to day. The kids really enjoyed it. One person would hide a bone behind his back and the ” ” dog” would try to guess who stole his bone.
Ms Dallas played a game also in the hall way. The child would use a dog puppet and grab letters from a dog bowl as though he was ” eating ” dog food. The child would tell Ms Dallas what letters his dog ate.
We also did our weekly cooking experience today. We made puppy chow.
Here is the recipe if you want to try it at home.
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
9 cups Crispix cereal (any flavor)
3 cups powdered sugar
1. Combine peanut butter, butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
2. Microwave for one minute then stir to blend all ingredients thoroughly. Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Stir well.
3. Place the 9 cups of Crispix cereal in a very large bowl.
4. Pour the peanut butter-chocolate mixture over the cereal and toss evenly, making sure all the cereal gets a good covering.
5. Place the powdered sugar in a large zip-lock type plastic bag.
6. Add the peanut butter-chocolate cereal mixture to the bag, leaving enough room for the puppy chow to be shaken (you may have to divide the mixture into smaller batches, coating one batch at a time).
7. Shake the bag vigorously to evenly coat each piece of the puppy chow with powdered sugar.
8. Once the mixture is fully coated, place in a large serving bowl.
9. Coat any additional pieces by shaking the mixture in the powdered sugar filled bag. Add powdered sugar to the bag as needed until all the mixture is coated.
This is one of our provocations this week in the block room.
I know you guys know how I feel about this but I think it is important to remind you from time to time. Yes, we know our letters. Today we practiced these letters. B I N G O. 🙂 I can incorporate literacy all day and the kids will get it when it is time but this is the big stuff.
I walked in the playroom this morning after the children were playing and I could tell by Gabriel’s face that he was sad… something was wrong. I said ” Are you ok, Gabe ?” His hand went to his head and he started to cry and said ” I just miss my mom.. ” I took him by the hand and led him downstairs. We sat in the chair and I held him and told him I understood. This is BIG for Gabriel. He is a 20 year old in a 4 year old body at times. He calls me bro. He is cool. 🙂 He let me comfort him. I told him to take some breaths and that he was safe and that I love him. After he had calmed down I suggested maybe making his mom a card in the art center might make him feel better. He agreed. As Gabriel worked Violet walked over and this is what I heard. ‘ I heard you were having a hard time and miss your mom. Can I help you ?”
THAT IS WHY WE GO TO PRESCHOOL !!! WE LEARN SOCIAL SKILLS AND HOW TO LIVE WITH OTHERS.
I could have not taught anything all day and felt like that was ok.
I love my job.