Saturday, 11 February 2017

Dairy Free Peanut Butter Cookies

I have two in my group who are lactose intolerant and baked up this batch of peanut butter cookies.  This is a picture of the family plate - the ones for the kids are minus the milk chocolate chips.  My daughter who isn't usually a fan of peanut butter cookies told me they taste like a chewy peanut butter cup!

Butter Free Peanut Butter Cookies



1 cup peanut butter
1/2 white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2  teaspoons vanilla
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon warm water
milk chocolate chips (optional)

Cream together the peanut butter, eggs, sugars, and vanilla.  Add in the flour and baking powder and mix until well blended.  Mix in the warm water and mix thoroughly.  Stir in the chocolate chips if you are using them.  Drop by tablespoons onto a lightly greased cookie sheet (I know you don't usually grease for peanut butter cookies, but these ones will stick if you don't!)  Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees.  ENJOY!!

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Community Helpers

We had a great time with this unit.  While learning about police officers and fire fighters, we reviewed emergency procedures, calling 911, and the older children reviewed their addresses and phone numbers.




I printed the police hat template onto blue construction paper.  I copied the badge and printed them separately adding Officer (child's name) onto the badge.  The children painted them and when dry, they glued them onto the hat.



The children painted a paper plate that I cut to create a fire fighters hat.



I used this template and had the children paint the outfit.  I took a picture of each child and printed it off on my b/w laser printer.  The older children made flames in which to tell their story.  They were super cute as our wall display for community helpers!



Fireman Fred

Fireman Fred is a really fine fellow
Oh, Fireman Fred
Fireman Fred is dressed in yellow
Oh, Fireman Fred
He goes up and he goes down
Puts the fire out of town
Fireman Fred is a really fine fellow
Oh Fireman Fred.


We turned the dramatic play area into a Doctor's office and Vets office by adding medical kits dolls and stuffed animals.  We listened to our hearts beat using a real stethescope.  The children listened before gross motor activity time and right after doing some cardio exercises.  The children acted out the song Miss Polly during circle time using props.

Miss Polly

Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick
So she called for the doctor to come quick, quick, quick
The doctor came with his bag and his hat
And he knocked on the door
With a rat, tat, tat
He looked at the dolly and he shook his head
And he said, "Miss Polly put her straight to bed"
He wrote on a paper for a pill, pill, pill
I'll be back in the morning with my bill, bill, bill.

The older children drew pictures of what they wanted to be when they grew up.  I had 2 wanna-be police officers and a teacher.  Our future is in great hands :)!