Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sneaky Healthy Snacks!!

So my wonderful PDS Intern, aka student teacher, Ms. S. has been teaching the most fantastic nutrition unit.  She utilized the Nothing but Nutrition Unit from Lesson Plan SOS.   The unit has everything you'd possibly need to teach nutrition.  The kids were totally surprised to see that french fries stay in the same state for over a week when placed in a glass jar.  The banana was a gross mushy mess after just a couple of days.  SERIOUSLY-- check out this great unit!

We decided to "trick" the kiddos after their lesson on healthy snack choices.  One of our fabulous, paraprofessionals brought in her Jessica Seinfeld cookbook, Deceptively Delicious. We choose two options, brownies and chocolate chip cookies.  We made the snacks and let the kids vote on their favorite treat, before we revealed the truth!!

I like the chocolate chip cookie.
Brownie for me!

Hmmmm.... I liked the cookie and the brownie.

The kids couldn't decide, the brownies were so yummy, 11 students selected them as their favorite.  Then 14 students decided that the chocolate chip cookies were their favorite.  This is when Ms. S. said "Wait a minute! We only have 21 kids in here.  Who voted twice?"

They loved them--- UNTIL..... we did the big reveal!!!  The brownies contained carrots and spinach, and the chocolate chip cookies had chick peas and oatmeal!  SHOCKING!!!!

The looks on their faces were priceless, too bad I was laughing so hard I forgot to take pictures.  I had one little darling that had previously been begging for a second brownie start rubbing his tongue with the paper towel!!  It was a HOOT!

***This is where I throw in a minor word of caution, chick peas are a legume.  Watch your peanut allergy kiddos.  Better yet, don't let them eat the cookie!! ***

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Thanks to Honey Bunch Blog Design!

I broke down and got a wonderful new design layout!  I thought it would help inspire me to get back to blogging!  I missed out on blogging most of this year due to the most overwhelming class ever!  Now that it's almost May I can see the light at the end of the tunnel--- except, now I kinda love those little stinkers!  Anyone ever had one of those years?