Today, Lana and I went to the school for Chloe's "Special Day." Because her birthday is the middle of August, Mrs. Ross lets them have a "Special Day" at another time of the year. Today was that day for Chloe.
It is also Johnny Appleseed Day, so our 'activity' centered around apples!
Each of the kids brought an apple to school, and they did different projects with them. They distinguished them one from the other, and then sorted and counted them.
Then, we made "Autumn Cakes!" They are the best tasting pancakes I've ever made, and I made them for 23 kids, and 7 helpers.
Here is the recipe:
2 Cups Pancake Mix
1 Cup Applesauce (We used the cinnamon flavored!)
1 Cup Milk
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
Mix all ingredients and pour on hot griddle. Cook like pancakes.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar, or put applesauce on them, or use syrup. They are good anyway you decide to eat them.
We didn't use syrup, because the kids rolled them up and picked them up in their hands, and devoured them! Yummy!
Then, I read the book by Dav Pilkey called Doggy Breath!
Here is a short synopsis:
Hally Tosis, is a very good family dog with a very big problem: bad breath! Her breath is so bad, even skunks avoid her!
Of course, the kids loved it! It is so much fun helping with the first graders!