Forgive

Forgive      smell

Never take anything personal that children or anyone says to you.  Whether it is a student or your own child, let it go.  My mother used to say to me when other children had said mean things,  “Just let it roll off your back like water on a duck’s back.”

When you let what others say upset you, they think they have a way to control you.

LET IT GO!  Forgive!  Treat everyone unconditionally.   If you can master this, it will have amazing results.

Good Luck!

Birds Nests for the ER sound.

Birds Nests

1. Melt:        1/4 cup chunky peanut butter

(If using natural peanut butter add 1 Tbsp. Butter)

3/4 cup chocolate chips

2. Stir in:      2 cups chow mein noodles

3. Drop big spoonfuls onto wax paper.

4. Make a hole in the middle with a spoon.

5. Put 2 or 3 jelly beans in each nest.

6. Cool and enjoy!

Fun for Easter and for learning the ER sound. (Easter, bird, butter, stir)

Waffles

Waffles

  1. Use whole wheat flour or unbleached flour.
  2. Mix then set aside:
  •       2 cups flour
  •       1 t. baking powder
  •       ½ t. salt
  1. Separate 2 eggs.
  2. Beat the egg whites.
  3. Mix:
  •          2 egg yolks
  •          1 T. honey
  •          2 cups water
  •          1/4 cup oil

6.  Beat wet and dry ingredients together.

7. Fold in the beaten egg whites.

8. Cook in waffle iron.

9.  Add butter and honey and enjoy!  (It is nice to have them try something different on waffles than syrup.)

Discipline Tip—Use Less Words

Discipline Tip—Use Less Words

  • Listening more and talking less are what I work on constantly.
  • When a child misbehaves, use as few words as possible.  Sometimes a look or the word, “STOP” is enough to stop a behavior.  Use time-out or move them if necessary.
  • If a child needs to be talked to about a problem, make it one on one, if at all possible. Have them tell you the problem and have them give you solutions to the problem.  You act as the sounding board.  Have them commit to new behavior.  Have the commitments be positive.  (Use nice words, keeps hands to myself, etc.)
  • Older children can make a written commitment or promise and sign it.

Good luck on your commitment to talk less and listen more.

NO Bake — Awesome Bars

IMG_2502      Awesome Bars

1. Mash: 16 graham crackers (in plastic bag)

2. Mix:

  • 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.

6. Enjoy!

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.

Muffins Grain-free

Grain-free Muffins

Tips:

  • Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
  • Use parchment muffin papers so the muffins don’t stick to the paper. (Order online.)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 teas. baking soda
  • 1 teas. baking powder
  • 1 T. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup fruit (applesauce, mashed bananas, pureed apricots, etc.)
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil or avocado oil

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Beat the eggs in a bowl.
  • Mix the other ingredients then mix with the eggs.
  • Scoop into 12 muffin tins.
  • Bake until toothpick come out clean. (About 20 minutes.)
  • Serve with butter or plan.

Pumpkin Pie

                          Pumpkin Pie                  

Crust: (no shortening)

  • 1/3 c. whole wheat or unbleached flour
  • 1 c. unbleached flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 c. oil
  • 3 T. milk

Mix flours and salt together.  Mix the milk and oil in a separate bowl with a fork until the milk is suspended in the oil.  Add oil mixture to flour mixture and mix with a fork only until mixed.  Roll out between wax paper.  Roll the dough out within 15 minutes.

Tips:

  • The less the dough is mixed the better.
  • Don’t make more than a triple batch at one time.
  • The better quality the oil the better it tastes.  Try Expeller Pressed.

Pie Filling

Put ingredients in a blender in the order listed.

  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ c. sugar
  • 1 c. pumpkin (fresh cooked or frozen pumpkin tastes better)
  • 1 T. cornstarch
  • 1 ½ c. evaporated milk
  • ½ t. salt
  • ½ t. ginger
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1 T. oil

Blend then pour gently into an unbaked pie shell.

Bake at 350 for about 50 minutes.

Whipped Cream

Whip 1 c. of whipping cream until it starts to be whipped.

  • Add 1 T. instant vanilla pudding
  • 3 T. powdered sugar or to taste.
  • ½ t. vanilla

Whip to mix.

This is a stable whipped cream that can be used as a frosting or topping and won’t separate.

 

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