Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Inspired by Charlotte Diamond's "I am a Pizza"
Need I say more? It is the best song of all time. I use to sing it with the toddlers and they would love it. Nowadays, I sing it here and there to get my preschoolers going. It was our baking day today and we made pizza for snack. I had to bring this song out to celebrate such an occasion.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Chinese New Year

Gung Hay Fat Choi! This year I went through my stash of books and found my "Bringing in the New Year!" I fancy this book very much because it was the first Chinese New Year book I've ever owned.

Chinese New Year brings back memories. Mainly memories of trying to find the right story or props to better educate the children. I made a Chinese New Year felt piece that I incorporated into several activities. Story is still in the process=) but, here's to share! 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Holiday Baking

It has been quite a while since I updated my blogspot. I just have been so busy with my schedule. Currently enrolled in Langara College's Post Basic Program. I am doing my practicum at one of the most amazing site. I was working on several different activities that I will be sharing after this month blows over.

Meanwhile, I would like to share one of my over-due highlights. I have been working on my baking skills. Every winter holiday, I would bake shortbread. Not just any simple shortbread, MATCHA GREEN TEA SHORTBREAD! I decided to share my recipe me M. She and I decided to bake for a Kensington Community Center's Craft Fair 2011. I don't have an awesome picture to show for this amazing shortbread sale. It went out like hotcakes. A little blurry, but this would have to do:

As for the snowflake sugar cookies. M and I took a lot of time flooding them with icing. The sugar cookies recipe was a special one with a hint of orange zest. I felt in love with them immediately. I even shared some for my children at the daycare. I shared the shortbread recipe to the teachers that month. We ended up making a batch of shortbread for the Family Holiday Potluck. Quite the hit I must say.