Who has signed up to Read for the Record with the Jumpstart Campaign on October 19, 2017? I just received my books in the mail which reminded me to set up a reading event in the community. Yesterday, I sent off a couple of emails to my children’s teachers and ordered them each a book for their classroom. I love this program which is so important for young readers.
This year’s book is Quackers by Liz Wong. This adorable story is about a fun loving cat who assumes he’s a duck until he meets Mittens. Find out what makes Quackers so special. There are loads of classroom and at home materials to accompany the book on the Jumpstart website plus a Spanish version! Enjoy, happy reading and let’s Read for the Record!!
Train Your Brain
School is officially in session it’s time to Train Your Brain.
Welcome all to Fall!
Excitement is building as my creativity has soared over the last couple weeks. Thanks to the expertise of Bamboo Rocket Apps, my blog is getting a makeover. With the transfer of my site, I will be better able to build and grow. So, invite your friends and family as we launch on a journey and get ready for an exciting adventure with Venture2Learn! With fresh, innovative ideas and a creative approach to teaching, leading and learning I am ready to share my unique teaching style. I look forward to meeting more families on the same journey, learning from them and growing as a community. I’m bubbling with promise of what’s to come!!
As I worked on setting up my classroom for preschool, I created a couple designs that I wanted to share today. This adorable “Train” your brain was inspired by my little one’s love of transportation. Together with his help, we designed each train car, engine and caboose with simple shapes. See if you can find an identify all the until lines and shapes we used. Each shape color choice is selected by him. For our math cars, we used Pixabay, a free image site, for each car, truck or form of transportation. Our little four year old is in love with his cars and loves to count, build on and identify his shapes. Have a little one who loves trains, cars or automobiles, this set is for you! Shape Train contains a set of 12 shapes an engine and caboose. The number set includes a numbers building from 1-12 an engine car and caboose.
Travel to my Etsy Page to see the Shapes Train and Numbers Train listings. Below is a preview of our train.
Ice Cream Bread-Trim Healthy Mama Style (E)
Simple quick and delicious this energizing bread is perfect for an afternoon tea. Grab a pint of your favorite Halo Top (or another low sugar/carb friendly brand) ice cream, baking powder and your baking blend. That’s it!!
- 1 pint (2 cups) of Halo Top or Low Sugar/Carb friendly ice cream
- 1 1/4 cup Baking Blend
- 2 tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
- add 1 tsp. baking soda for a fluffier bread (optional)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Combine melted ice cream, baking blend and baking powder. Pour batter into lightly prepared baking pan and spread evenly (I like to use a silicone dish so I don’t have to use cooking spray). Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted come out clean. Cool on a rack and enjoy! Double the recipe for a bunt cake.
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This weeks menu is ready! We follow the guidelines of Trim Healthy Mama developed by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison and we encourage you to check out their website, books and various social media platforms. This week is full of excitement as we start our school year and family is coming into town for a visit! We are all ready for this fun week to begin!
Monday: Easy Bacon Cheeseburger Soup (S), We are ending the first day of school with a delightful and easy soup.
Tuesday: Sweet and Sour Chicken (E) Our three kids love our stir-fry days. This flavorful chicken will be a welcome dinner choice.
Wednesday: BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf, (S) rich with flavor, this quick and easy menu choice will be perfect for the first week of school.
Thursday: Sweet Quiche and Watermelon Salad (C/O) for evening tea with Nana and Papa. *See Below
Friday: Carb Friendly Pizza & Movie Night with Nana and Papa (S)
Saturday: Grilled Hot Dogs and Zucchini Fries in the airfryer (S)
Sunday: Breakfast for Dinner- with Mocha Waffles (E)
For my Sweet Tooth
Tart Cherry Candy
Cheesecake Berry Salad Sweet light and full of flavor, this dessert is the perfect mid-afternoon snack.
This last weekend I went out for tea with a good friend. While there we enjoyed a delicious salad that was so surprising with it’s flavor. Here is my copycat Watermelon Salad recipe.
- 1 small watermelon, cubed
- Feta Cheese
- 1 large cucumber- peeled and cubed
- a few mint leaves
- blueberries (this is my addition)
- Balsamic vinegrette
Toss the above all but the balsamic vinaigrette in a bowl Serve and top with vinaigrette.
Light and Fluffy Quiche
- Optional Pie Crust
- 1 cup Shredded Mexican Blended Cheese
- 1 cup mozzarella Cheese
- 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
- 4 oz Cream Cheese
- Green Onion
- Handful of Kale
- Cooked Sausage Bites
- 4- slices Cooked and Bacon Crumbles
- 8 Eggs
- 1 cup Whipping Cream
- 1 Tablespoon Italian Spice Blend
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Layer the Pie Crust or Baking Dish with Cheese, Kale, Sausage, Cooked Bacon and onion.
- In medium bowl, combine eggs, milk or cream, and then add salt, pepper and Italian Spice blend . Beat until smooth and pour over cheese and meat.
- Place prepared pie in preheat oven (375 degrees F) If using a crust you may choose to cover with foil to protect it.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until filling is set and crust is golden brown. Remove the foil, if used and continue to bake for 15 mins if the quiche is not set.