Art · Teaching

3D Paper Snowman Ornament

I love the Christmas season as a teacher! It is so fun to incorporate Christmas art into our routines and have the kids make gifts for their parents. I wanted to have my students make some sort of ornaments to put on their trees at home, and I found the perfect solution on Red Ted…… Continue reading 3D Paper Snowman Ornament

Cooking

Slow Cooker Creamy Beef Stroganoff

We’ve had quite the cold front that’s moved in and settled in our little town. It went from unseasonably warm fall weather to frigid winter temperatures in a matter of hours. I don’t know about you, but weather like this has me feeling less motivated in all aspects of my life – whether that be…… Continue reading Slow Cooker Creamy Beef Stroganoff

Cooking

Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup

I have a loooong list of blog posts that keep piling up, and I keep putting off writing and posting! We have been insanely busy with our house projects lately, and I’ve been trying to get Christmas presents in order, which has left me little time to be blogging. BUT, I am going to make…… Continue reading Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup

Baking · Cooking

Sky-High Cranberry Apple Pie

How was everyone’s Thanksgiving? Chris and I spent Thanksgiving day at my grandma’s house, and we had quite the feast! All of us brought various dishes, and ended up with tons of leftovers. We had so much fun with my family!! Stay tuned for more of our Thanksgiving recipes!  My little sister begged me to…… Continue reading Sky-High Cranberry Apple Pie

Baking

Pumpkin Crumble Cake

Thanksgiving is tomorrow!! I can’t believe it! We’ve been put in charge of a handful of dishes this year, and one at the request of both my grandma, who’s hosting, and my dad. To save time tomorrow and keep my anxiety levels in check, I decided to make a couple of the dishes tonight, instead…… Continue reading Pumpkin Crumble Cake

Art · Teaching

Native American Buffalo Hide Art Project

With only two days of school this week because of Thanksgiving break, my regular lesson plans with our curriculum were not an option. I planned on filling language arts time with writing lessons and reading groups, but as the day went on, I realized that my students needed a fun activity to break up the…… Continue reading Native American Buffalo Hide Art Project

Art · Crafts · Teaching

Fluffy Slime

Every Friday, I try to do a science experiment with my class. I try to make it really hands-on and fun, since this is the first taste of science they’ve ever had! What better way to keep the kids engaged than slime? (Slime is a serious favorite among elementary schoolers.) This recipe is so simple,…… Continue reading Fluffy Slime