Well, I have just dirtied up just about every dish in the kitchen and had fun doing so…thanks to an image I saw on pinterest! I found this recipe at Christie’s blog for making teepee cone cupcakes, and decided to try it. I am bringing it over to my friend’s dinner tomorrow. I am hoping the kids will love them. I didn’t do this for anything school related, however, if you are studying Indians and pilgrims, you could have the cupcake cones ready made for the students to decorate. The only things I did differently than the recipe at Christie’s blog is I used a large foil roaster pan instead, and I iced the bottom of the cones in addition to using the chocolate. I couldn’t find leaf sprinkles at Wal-mart or Hobby Lobby, so I sifted through some colored ones I had and took out the pink and blue (I know ridiculous!). Sadly, the stocker at Wal-mart told me that they had replaced the leaf sprinkles with Christmas sprinkles–and to think Thanksgiving isn’t even officially here!
Take a visit to this free clip art website by Lee Hansen to find lots of cute borders, and clip art images. Many of the images are of holiday items. I especially like the borders. The clip art is completely free for classroom use, club use, non profit use, personal use, blogs, or web page articles. The clip art may not be used for commercial use.
Prepare to be inspired! If you are looking for quality teacher blogs, you will find countless quality blogs at the following link here. The blogs are grouped by grade levels preschool- twelfth grade. Special education blogs are even included. Some blogs are not grade level specific but address a specific content area. Happy reading!
I happened across this teacher’s blog below and it has some amazing out of the box ideas to make math learning fun. To name a few of his ideas…He has students to bring in a photo to display a mathematical equation using food for extra credit. Students build a clock using other ways to make numbers such as 3 could be represented on the clock as the square root of nine or 12 could be represented as 6×2. There are many other great ideas to see. Students also create birthday cards using their age as a variable x and then writing equations inside the card with the variables. This blog is ideal for sparking the creativity of 5th grade, middle, and high school math teachers.