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Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Cookies and April's Author Study- Laura Numeroff

Since it's Spring, A and I made my bird's nest cookies.

 

I'm sure you've seen them before, but just in case you haven't...
You need only 4 things to make these:
1/2 bag of choc chips
1/2 bag of butterscotch chips
3/4 bag of chow mein noodles
 
and peanut M&Ms or the robin's eggs Whoppers

Melt the two chips, stir in the noodles, then scoop them onto wax paper. Make a little dent and put in your eggs.
Refigerate.
Done!!
Easy peasy, right??
:)

Now onto school stuff.....

Each month, I do an author study with my students. Along with integrated math, writing, and reading activities, my students complete this Tic Tac Toe, taking A.R. quizzes. Do you remember the Dr. Seuss one I posted for March??
Here is this month's author - I LOVE Laura Numeroff!



Click the pic to go get it for free
There are three different versions - Accelerated Reader, Reading Counts, and for those schools who don't have either, there is a Parent Signature page. 

I'm in the midst of creating/updating my unit for her author study...I'm taking what I already do, jazz it up with clip art (my new addiction) and putting it all in one file - well, I'll separate it like I always do, but you get my drift.

So far, there are SIX math centers:
~Cupcake Combinations
~Perfect Breakfast Graphing
~Double Digit Donuts Addition
~Muffin Madness; expanded form
~Theme Park Numbers; word form
~Snack Time! (15, 30, 45, and o'clock!)

And I have a few of the lit ones finished so far - /oo/ sound, contractions, and syllables. I have a few more Reading/Writing to add. Hopefully, I'll be finished in a few days.

I don't know though, we are having BE-A-UUUUUU-TEE-Ful beach weather :)

13 comments:

Amber said...

This is the first author tic-tac-toe I have seen of yours! What a great idea, thanks for the freebie!


✰Amber
Sparkles , Smiles, and Student Teaching

Miss T said...

Mmm those nests look yummy!


Journey of a Substitute Teacher

Dee said...

I haven't seen the bird's nest cookies, so thanks for sharing them. They look so cute, and delicious!!

Dee
First Impressions

Krista Carlson said...

Those cookies are too cute! My mother and I always make those as part of our Christmas cookie bunch, but i never thought to make them into nests. Very clever!

-Krista
The Second Grade Superkids

Krista Carlson said...

Those cookies are too cute! My mother and I always make those as part of our Christmas cookie bunch, but i never thought to make them into nests. Very clever!

-Krista
The Second Grade Superkids

Sara at school said...

Your nest egg treats look delicious. I'll have to try them. I like the idea of a monthly author's study. I've never done that.
Sara
http://sara-at-school.blogspot.com/

KRISTA said...

Love the birds nest cookies. Very cute! Thanks for the tic tac toe freebie. What a great idea!

Enjoy your time on the beach!!!

Krista
stellar-students

Melodee said...

the cookies are adorable and I love your tic-tac-toe! I love her books, they are the best, just like Seinfield-haha-the story always ends where it begins:)

Barbara said...

I've never seen Birds Nest cookies. They look fun!
Thanks.

❀Barbara❀
Grade ONEderful

Michelle Tsivgadellis said...

I made those little nests two years ago with my class...OOBER fun!!

Michelle

The 3AM Teacher

Valerie said...

Those bird nest cookies are adorable!

Btw, I'm having a linky party for literacy centers and I'd love for you to come join by adding something to the mix ;)

✿Valerie
All Students Can SHINE

Mor Zrihen said...

Those cookies look delsih! A Perfect seasonal treat :)
You are just a unit making queen! They come out so cute!

❤ Mor Zrihen from...
A Teacher's Treasure
Teaching Treasures Shop

Andrea McEvoy said...

I am going to make those bird nests for my class! I hadn't seen these before...YUM! I am your newest follower and I can't wait to read more posts! Yeah!

Andrea
One Teacher's Take