Friday, December 20, 2013

White Chocolate Popcorn

I am so obsessed with this stuff right now. I got the recipe from this wonderful little pin on Pinterest. 

I did the same recipe with just a couple of tweaks. 

I used light buttered popcorn and real white chocolate chips instead of the almond vanilla bark.

Step 1: Pop two bags of popcorn and pour into a mixing bowl. Take out unpopped kernels. 

Step 2: Melt a bag of white chocolate chips in a saucepan. 

Step 3: Mix popcorn and melted chocolate in mixing bowl.

Step 4: Add a ridiculous amount of sprinkles and M&Ms and mix evenly.

Step 5: Spread out mixture on baking pan to cool. 
*Refrigerate it for a little while to make it all stick together.

Step 6: Break it up into chunks, put in a decorative tin, and eat as much as possible. 

It is so addicting and delicious! 


Present and Past Tense Verbs

We added in some more winter fun this year thanks to my creative teammate Kristin! We made present tense verb presents and past tense snowman stories. Too cute! 

Present Tense Presents! 

I see the colorful wrapping. 
I rip open the paper.
I am so excited to see my gift! 

Past Tense Snow Stories... (What happened before the snow melted?)

2nd Grade Snowetry

Winter is such a fun time to throw in some poetry and figurative language lessons! We spent last week and this week absorbed in reading and writing our own poetry. 

Check it out! 

Free Form Poetry Snowflakes 

Haiku Hats 

Haiku - a form of Japanese poetry with 3 lines

Line 1: 5 syllables
Line 2: 7 syllables
Line 3: 5 syllables

Simile Scarves

Simile- a comparison using like or as
Ex: My students are as bright as the sun. :) 

Alliteration Lights

Alliteration - A sentence that repeats the same beginning letter or sound in almost every word. 
Ex: Sweet, swirling, softly, swaying snowflakes falling all around. 

The kiddos also practiced and performed a poem by Calef Brown. 

Funky Snowman

Funky snowman loves to dance.
You'd think he wouldn't have much chance,
Without two legs or even pants.
Does that stop funky snowman, no! 

Turn up the music with the disco beat.
When you're in the groove,
You don't need feet! 
Crowds come out and fill the street. 
Kick it, Funky Snowman!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

2nd Annual Whobilation!

It's that time of year again! Last year, Ryan and I had a holiday party based on the "Whobilation" from How the Grinch Stole Christmas. We loved it so much that we decided to make it an annual event. Thanks to everyone who came out and celebrated with us! :) 

*Apologies for the awesomely inappropriate shirts :) Happy Holidays! 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Recent Happenings...

Wow it has been so long since I blogged. I feel like I say that every time. To be honest, I haven't really been in the mood. Lately, life has been busy, exhausting, and frustrating at times, but I've also done a lot of fun things too. Here's a happy post of things I have been up to since September! 

Two of my close couple friends are having babies this spring!!! First weddings, now babies... I can't wait to meet baby Martin and baby Knapp! :) 

I loved catching up with these lovely ladies at Dani's wedding. MCC love :) 

Color in Motion 5K with my teammates

Baylor vs. Tech game at Cowboys Stadium

To top it all off, I survived Thanksgiving, the "Icepocalypse" and I'm looking forward to Christmas celebrations! 

Color in Motion 5K

Wow, I've really been slacking with the blog posts lately. 

Color in Motion 5K with my teammates from Nov. 2nd. :)