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Friday, January 29, 2010

Letter M is for muffin

   
The kids really started to get the hang of letter M this week! I was so proud! At one point this week Ruby brought me a monkey doll and said, "Mommy, Monkey letter M?" It was an exciting moment for me both as her teacher and her mother. There is nothing like seeing the light bulb go off when a child makes a connection on something they have been learning.
     Trying to keep things fresh and sensory driven, the kids helped me make muffins. M is for Muffin was a huge hit! (Please excuse my crazy socks as you look through the pictures.) I made sure that I pre-measured some ingredients, so that the process wouldn't take too terribly long and loose the attention of my young audience.


We were making Oatmeal and Applesauce Muffins. I found the recipe on the Quaker Oats website. I exchanged the flour for wheat flour hoping to make these muffins a healthy treat. The kids helped me add the main ingredients from the bowls I had put them in.


For some of the smaller ingredients, the kids helped me count the spoon fulls as we added them into the bowl.

 

The children took tuns stirring the muffin batter. I had keep reminding them not to eat the batter because we still had to cook it. But, secretly I wanted to eat the batter too. Mmmm batter!


 

I added the batter to the muffin tin and cooked the muffins. They smelled delicious. Every few minutes, one of the kids would come in and ask me if they could eat the muffins yet. Finally, It was tasting time. I added a little bit of butter to the muffins and ...


 

I'd love to say that this face was because the muffins were so yummie, but that would be a lie. They were really, really, bland. This face was shear pride over having helped make the muffins. Which, despite the bland taste of the muffins, was totally worth it!

 

Bell's face pretty much sums up the true story of the muffins. YUCK! We needed to add cream cheese to make them edible.  The funny thing is, the kids asked for more muffins the next day. I'm pretty sure it was the cream cheese they really wanted.  That pretty much negated the health factor of the whole wheat flour. Oh Well! But they ate it and that sometimes can be a challenge, so I'll take it! 
M is for muffin...Not a success. Not a failure. Let's call it a draw!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh no, that was a success. "A spoonful of sugar" might be in order for the batter or some raisins.
You are very creative!
Mom

JESSICA GROSECLOSE said...

sooo cute Jess! Good for you! You are doin great!

Jessica said...

Thanks Jessica,
I love getting compliments!
Mom- yeah... it needs something! It was terrible.

Anonymous said...

S is for Saturday
Snow
Spiders
Spirit
Spidey
sweets.......sleepy Ruby
Love, MOM

Jessica said...

Great Idea Mom! That might just be my next post!

Rhonda said...

You are doing such a great job with being a mom. I love reading your stories. Your children that you babysit and Ruby are blessed to have you!! They are so happy and you are so creative. You are incredible woman of God, mom, babysitter, teacher, friend and just an incredible woman over all!! I am blessed to have you in my life and I look forward to many more stories from you!!! Blessings!!!

Rhonda said...

You are doing such a great job with being a mom. I love reading your stories. Your children that you babysit and Ruby are blessed to have you!! They are so happy and you are so creative. You are incredible woman of God, mom, babysitter, teacher, friend and just an incredible woman over all!! I am blessed to have you in my life and I look forward to many more stories from you!!! Blessings!!!

Rhonda said...

I forgot wife!!! :)

Jessica said...

Thanks Rhonda! You are soo sweet! I love you too!