Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Goodies: Cute and Easy Recipes to Make

I was looking online for a cute easy Halloween recipe to make.  I found quite a few at Taste of Home.
I'm going to make these Ghost Cookies:

They look really easy to make and how can you go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate!

Ghost Cookies
1 pound white candy coating, coarsely chopped
1 package Nutter Butter Cookies
Miniature Chocolate Chips

Melt candy coating in microwave, stirring occasionally
Dip cookies into coating covering completely.  
Place on wax paper
Use a pastry brush to smooth out where your fingers touched.
While cookie is still warm, place 2 chips for eyes.
Allow to set and store in airtight container
Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Here are a few other recipes I found:

Photos courtesy of Taste of Home

What Halloween goodies are you going to make?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mrs. Wishy Washy Extension Activities

I'm slowly going through my boxes and boxes of teaching material, I have accumulated over the years. This week, I found my Mrs. Wishy Washy Activities. It's funny, how every time I open a box, memories flood over me. Memories of past students, the funny things they would say, how their eyes lit up with joy over a particular activity or the occasional total flop. I always loved teaching Mrs. Wishy Washy - it was a guaranteed winner with the kids.

Here are some of my favorite resources online:

Virtual Vine has lots of great ideas and this printable

More fun printables from LoveTwoTeach

Online Game: Barnyard Match Up

Free Lapbook from HomeschoolShare

Cute reenactment video from Kindergarten Tales

Here are some pics of my activities:

I'm listing all of my Wishy Washy activities on Ebay for the low start price of .99, so if you want to purchase some ready made materials along with a Wishy Washy book, now is a good time.

Mrs. Wishy Washy's Tub

Mrs. Wishy Washy

Wishy Washy Day

All of these activities are available via email in my Artfire Shop. I still have another box of Mrs. Wishy Washy material to go through and will be listing it later this week, so check back.
As a special treat, leave a comment about Mrs. Wishy Washy along with your email and I will send you my Wishy Washy Barnyard Fun File Folder Game pictured above free!!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Hi all,

My father passed away several years ago after a fierce battle with Cancer. I was able to care for him in my home and the experience left no doubt of what a horrific disease Cancer is.

In June, my cousin Eric, was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. He was 55 years old and had never missed a day of work. Eric fought long and hard, but Cancer won. We held his service Saturday.

Here is his story: Eric Emshoff