Yummy Cookies with Sprinkles
Dear Mommies and Daddies,
Everyone who came into Flowers class today said “What a yummy smell”! Today we made some wonderful sparkly cookies for the coming Valentine’s Day party next week.
We had a really long free play time this morning so that we could finish many of the preparations and with Pooja mix up all the ingredients to make the cookies. The carpet area was very busy and we saw the play-huts al set up which we haven’t seen for a while. They are always fun and we love to drag the cushions, food and soft toy animals into them to play with. On the games and numeracy table we worked together to complete the 100 piece polar bear jigsaw puzzle we started yesterday. It took a long time as there was so much white in the picture and it was hard to tell the ice from the sky from the polar bear. To make the cookies we mixed together, flour, butter, milk, baking powder, sugar and salt.
It was a little hard to get them all smooth and mixed properly but with a little practice we soon managed it. We put the dough into the refrigerator for a little while and continued to play for a while.
On the carpet in the library many of us got small whiteboards and markers and started to draw the earth. We added many countries to our map pictures and looked at the big wall map to help us. After packing away the toys and materials we gathered in the library to look at two books all about a very cold place; the arctic. Just looking at the pictures made us feel cold. We had a good session thinking about how we could get to the arctic. Many of us said we could fly like Santa or take a boat or airplane. In the book ‘The Magic School Bus’ we saw how the children went to the arctic and it looked very, very cold. We saw pictures of polar bears and learnt how they can swim long distances, killer whales and how they work together to catch food, wolves and how they howl.
We tried howling too!! That was fun! After snack time we broke into 2 groups and while half of us were using the dough to make cookies the other half of the group went upstairs. To make the cookies we firstly made a ball shape with the dough then used our fingers with the sprinkles and pushed them flat. Finally we pushed in a small wooden skewer and Pooja put them into the oven. They smelt soooooo good! Upstairs on the balcony we collected some white stones and hope to make our own little baby seals by gluing a few together. We also got to play on the slide and use the giant blocks as well as the magnifying glasses to look at the real shells in the activity box.
Have a great long weekend,
Darren, Pauline, Pooja and all the international travelers in Flowers Class.