Cook No-Bake Cookies
1. Mix together in a large pan or glass bowl:
- 1 ½ c. brown sugar
- 1 stick butter
- ½ c. milk
- 1/3 c. cocoa
2. Cook and stir over medium heat until it boils or cook in the microwave.
3. Remove from the heat.
4. Stir in:
- 2 t. vanilla
- 2/3 c. peanut butter
- 3 c. quick oats
5. Drop on wax paper.
6. Let cool and eat.
Simple and fun to do with children. A great recipe to use when learning the short OO sound.
List of High Frequency Words Listed by vowel sound.
These are lists of words to help teach children to read:
Words for Reading Instruction
High Frequency Words List
Ideas for teaching these words:
- I like to teach these words as a group by each vowel sound.
- I also will put some of them on my wall cards with half a sticky note.
- It is good to have the words written in groups some where visible such as a word wall.
- Every time I teach a sound I include a few words to the wall cards for that sound.
- This is fun to play a game with words and sounds. http://www.phonicsbyspelling.com/Cinco-Learning-Game-10.htm
This is a list of some of the first words I teach:
We have a fun bingo type games with letter sounds on one side and sight words on the other. Check out our website. http://www.phonicsbyspelling.com/Cinco-Learning-Game-10.htm
Long Vowel Simple Sight Word Lesson: ( Free worksheets.)
- Make cards for the words me, we, he, she.
- Copy the long vowel worksheets. Worksheet for long vowel E words Worksheet for long vowel I words Worksheet for ay long vowel words (You may want to do another lesson on AY words. may, say, day and a lesson for I words. I, hi, sky, fly, why)
- Locate the book: He Bear, She Bear by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Lesson: Rule: Vowels alone not followed by a consonant and at the end of a syllable, especially the first syllable, are usually long.
- Discuss the rule.
- Read together all the word cards.
- Read the story He Bear, She Bear by Stan and Jan Berenstain.
- Do the worksheet/s together. Write the letter to finish the word and review the sound, combine the consonant with the long vowel and sound out the word, then draw a picture of each word.
- Repeat with each word.
- Have the children read the words to as many people as possible for their homework.
- On the back of the worksheet have them write some other long vowel E words and draw pictures for each. ( tree, bee, free, see, )
- Put this sentence on the back of the worksheet. ( See the bee in the tree.) Have the children draw the picture for this sentence.
- Make a simple book where they draw the pictures with these words, He sees _____. She sees_____. We see _____. I see ______.
1. Mash: 16 graham crackers (in plastic bag)
- graham cracker crumbs
- 1 can sweetened canned milk
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 2 cups crispy rice
3. Butter paper plates or a 9×13 pan.
4. Pat mixture into pan or individual plates.
5. Sit 10 or more minutes.
This is easy and fun to make with children because there is no baking or cooking. Fun to do when teaching the AW as in SAW sound.
(Black Bottom Cupcakes)
These are simple to make with the filling inside. No need to frost these. Fun to make with children. Fun to make when learning to read long vowel A words.
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1/3 c. sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 c. small chocolate chips
- Set aside.
- 1 ½ c. flour
- 1 c. sugar
- 1/4 c. cocoa
- 1 t. baking soda
- ½ t. salt
- 1. c. water
- 1/3 c. oil
- 1 T. vinegar
- 1 t. vanilla
3. Fill lined muffin cups ½ full with batter.
4. Place a heaping spoonful of cream cheese mixture in the middle of each cup of batter.
5. Bake at a preheated oven at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
6. Cool and Enjoy! (Makes 24 muffins)
Who is in charge in your school, home, scouts, etc.?
It needs to be a teacher, parent or leader. Be prepared and come with a plan. Children can sense when you doubt yourself. Keep it positive, upbeat and confident!
Children feel safe when they are with an adult that has control of the situation. Expect children to mind and accept nothing less. Encourage the behaviors you want and ignore or isolate the unwanted behavior. Never just watch unwanted behavior. That rewards that child. Create something more interesting to do.
Example: What to do when taking a child shopping at the supermarket?
- Keep your focus on shopping and the child. Involve the child in the shopping experience. (No cell phones or any long conversations with other adults)
- Have them help look for items or have them count out an amount of some item.
- Don’t ask them what they want or give them big choices. Instead give them a choice between 2 or 3 items.
- Never let the shopping become what the child wants. This is your shopping list.
- If a child asks for things say something like, “It isn’t on the list. Maybe we could plan to get it another time.” or “Remember, candy you buy with your own money.”
- If a child starts fussing about something say: “I never buy for fussing children.” then ignore them.
- Don’t tell children you will buy them something if they are good, because it creates more problems than it solves.
- Never turn control of the shopping trip over to the child. Continue to focus on the list, the shopping and the behaving child.
- NEVER give into tantrum children or they will tantrum again!
Hope this helpful. Enjoy the little ones in your care. Be in charge and everyone will be happier.