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    Thursday, May 21, 2020

    Joke of the day

    * Why was the baby strawberry sad?

    -Because his mom was in a jam!

    Today is National Strawberries and Cream Day

    What do you like that has strawberries?

    Jam? Jello? cereal? Yogurt?

    What can you make with Strawberries?

    Strawberry shortcake?

    fruit salad?

    Strawberries and whipped cream?

    Strawberry ice cream?

    Hungry yet?

     

    Today is also National Notebook Day

    The history has to do with writing a journal

    It doesn't need to be fancy

    You can even staple a bunch of papers together! 

    Or tie them with a string.

    You can write or even draw in the journal.

    Write about your mood for the day

    Write about the weather.

     

    Here is a fun video to watch--

    It does not have any words--

    what words can you use to talk about it??

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUm-vAOmV1o&feature=youtu.be

     

    Have a great day!!

     

     

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    Joke of the day

    What does Thunder wear under his raincoat?

    - Thunderwear!

     

     

    It is Wednesday and the weather is wacky--here is a wacky video to watch

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtN1YnoL46Q&list=PLHgojj-KTxgnIOfJC-R5JEDTOMyN7NNxP

    I found myself smiling as I watched it! I hope you will as well. 

    How did this book make you feel? Happy? Sad? Annoyed?

    Wednesday in this wacky world needs Dr. Suess

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6QVunWrClA

    Is there anything wacky in your house today?

    Where do you keep your shoes?

    What did you think about this book?

     

    CHOCOLATE DEPRESSION CAKE

    (NO EGGS, BUTTER, OR MILK)

    This unique Chocolate Cake recipe is rich and chocolatey
    without using any eggs, butter, or milk!
     
     CHOCOLATE CAKE
    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
    • 1 cup granulated sugar 
    • 1/2 tsp salt 
    • 1 tsp baking soda 
    • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/3 cup cooking oil
    • 1 Tbsp vinegar
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
    • 1 cup water 

    CHOCOLATE ICING

    • 1.5 cups powdered sugar 
    • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
    • 3 Tbsp water 
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract 

    INSTRUCTIONS

    CHOCOLATE CAKE

    • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
    • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder until well combined.
    • In a measuring up, Add 1 cup water, then add the vanilla extract and vinegar to the water.
    • Add the oil to the bowl of dry ingredients, followed by the water mixture.
    • Stir until the chocolate cake batter is mostly smooth. Make sure no dry flour remains on the bottom of the bowl.
    • Pour the cake batter into an 8x8" or 9x9" baking dish.
    • Transfer the baking dish to the oven and bake the cake for 35 minutes.

    CHOCOLATE ICING

    • If using the chocolate icing, let the cake cool for at least an hour after baking before adding the icing.
    • Wait until the cake is cool, then prepare the icing.
    • Add the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract to a bowl.
    • Begin adding water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it forms a thick but pourable icing (about 3 Tbsp total).
    • If you let the icing sit, it may begin to dry, but you can add a splash more water to make it moist again.
    • Pour the icing over the cooled cake and spread until the cake is evenly covered. Slice the cake into 9 pieces and serve.

     

     

     

    Tuesday, May 19,2020

    Today is National Devil's Food Cake Day

    Today is National Ray Day--maybe the sun will come out?

    Joke of the day

    *What do you say to a cactus?

    -You look sharp!

    Can you make a Chocolate Cake Today? 

    CHOCOLATE DEPRESSION CAKE

    (NO EGGS, BUTTER, OR MILK)

    This unique Chocolate Cake recipe is rich and chocolatey
    without using any eggs, butter, or milk!
     
     CHOCOLATE CAKE
    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
    • 1 cup granulated sugar 
    • 1/2 tsp salt 
    • 1 tsp baking soda 
    • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/3 cup cooking oil
    • 1 Tbsp vinegar
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
    • 1 cup water 

    CHOCOLATE ICING

    • 1.5 cups powdered sugar 
    • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
    • 3 Tbsp water 
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract 

    INSTRUCTIONS

    CHOCOLATE CAKE

    • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
    • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder until well combined.
    • In a measuring up, Add 1 cup water, then add the vanilla extract and vinegar to the water.
    • Add the oil to the bowl of dry ingredients, followed by the water mixture.
    • Stir until the chocolate cake batter is mostly smooth. Make sure no dry flour remains on the bottom of the bowl.
    • Pour the cake batter into an 8x8" or 9x9" baking dish.
    • Transfer the baking dish to the oven and bake the cake for 35 minutes.

    CHOCOLATE ICING

    • If using the chocolate icing, let the cake cool for at least an hour after baking before adding the icing.
    • Wait until the cake is cool, then prepare the icing.
    • Add the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract to a bowl.
    • Begin adding water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it forms a thick but pourable icing (about 3 Tbsp total).
    • If you let the icing sit, it may begin to dry, but you can add a splash more water to make it moist again.
    • Pour the icing over the cooled cake and spread until the cake is evenly covered. Slice the cake into 9 pieces and serve.
     

     

     
    Since the sun may not shine today---

    As the things are found--talk about where the item was found-

    On, in, under, next to

    What emotions are you having today? Talk about these feelings. 

    What makes you happy? Why are you sad? 

     

    Monday, May 18, 2020

    Good Morning! I hope your basement ( if you have one) is dry and your weekend went well!

    Today's National Days:

    National No Dirty Dishes Day

    National Visit Your Relatives Day

    International Museum day

    Here is a site for a virtual tour of a museum

    https://www.purewow.com/family/virtual-museum-tours-for-kids

    Joke of the day: 

    Why do bananas wear sunscreen?

    Because they peel!

     

    National No Dirty Dishes day-

    Great day for your child to wash the dishes!

    Great vocabulary words:

    Clean, wipe, wash, again, rinse, more, water,

    soap, dry, do more, do again, towel, 

     

    National Visit Your Relatives Day-- a little hard to do right now

    --but here is a great book to watch

    The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oJF_4wjf-Y

    Following up questions during or after

    What time did they wake to  leave? (4am)

    What season was it? ( summer)

    What did they take on the trip? (soda, bologna sandwiches, crackers)

    How long did they drive? ( all day and all night)

    What was growing at home? (grapes)

    What happened when they arrived at the relatives house? ( hugging)

    Where did the relatives sleep? ( everywhere! On the floor)

    How long did the relatives stay? (weeks and weeks!)

    What did you think of this book?

     

    Let me know what you thought of this activity!

     

     

    Thursday, May 14, 2020

    Buttermilk Biscuit day

    Chicken Dance Day!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb9FwlubyIQ

    Time for a dance party! What is your favorite song to dance to?

    Frozen Banana Cereal Pops

    • 3/4 cup strawberry yogurt
    • 2 cups Fruity Pebbles cereal
    • 4 medium bananas, peeled and cut crosswise in half
    • 8 wooden pop sticks
    • Place yogurt and cereal in separate shallow bowls.
    • Insert pop sticks through cut side of bananas.
    • Dip bananas in yogurt, then roll in cereal to coat.
    • Transfer to waxed paper-lined baking sheets.
    • Freeze until firm, about 1 hour. ENJOY!
    • Transfer to airtight freezer containers; seal containers and return pops to freezer.
    • https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/frozen-banana-cereal-pops/

    If you don't make this recipe today--save it for this summer. This looks like a fun treat! 

    You could substitute other flavors of yogurt and cereal.

    What would you choose?

    I would choose vanilla yogurt and Cocoa Pebbles! 

     

    * Retell the sequence of how you made your recipe.

    Didn't do this recipe? No biggie! 

    Use a different activity or retell what you did for the morning  

    (First I got up, Next I ate breakfast, then I brushed teeth,

     and last I made the bed)

    Or the afternnon--- I find that retelling activities

    of what the students physically do makes it easier for them

     

    * Read for 6 minutes --or longer on this rainy day! 

    Stay Dry

    Friday, May 15 is a "Teachers Institute"

    We will spend the day planning and doing paperwork

    Have a great weekend! Think the sun will come out? 

     

     

     

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    Today is  is Receptionists Day, Apple Pie day, Fruit Cocktail day,

    Crouton Day, Third Shift workers day,

    Frog Jumping Day and Hummus day.

    WOW! That is a lot of National Holidays today! What is your favorite?

    I hope you play some Leap Frog today! I bet OT,  PT and PE would love to hear

    about it if you did! 

    What words are used during Leap Frog? Jump, Up, Over, down, way down,

    too high, ouch, two hands, go down, go forward--what else did you 

    come up with??

     

    Activities--

    Have you planted flowers yet? or a garden? My garden is planted.

    Need seeds? Let me know! I will drop some off.

    Today when you read a book- Talk about the feelings of each character. 

    We all have feelings! And I bet during this time--each feeling has had a turn.

    Happy, sad, mad, excited, worried, surprised, anxious, depressed--- right?

     

    Look at some family photos--talk about WHO is in the photo--

    grandma, friend, teacher, mom, dad, uncle, brother, cousin

     

    Tell something or say something about each person to talk about that person

    He is_______, She is____________, She lives___________, He works__________

     

     

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020

     

    Happy Limerick Day

    quirky limerick

     

    There was a teacher named Mr. McPlatt

    He rode to school on a ferocious cat

    A smile on his face

    He adored this place

    Where with his favorite kids he sat

     

    Today when you read a book- Talk about the feelings of each character. 

    We all have feelings! And I bet during this time--each feeling has had a turn.

    Happy, sad, mad, excited, worried, surprised, anxious, depressed--- right?

     

    Look at some family photos--talk about WHO is in the photo--

    grandma, friend, teacher, mom, dad, uncle, brother, cousin

     

    Tell something or say something about each person to talk about that person

    He is_______, She is____________, She lives___________, He works__________

     

    Enjoy the sunshine today!!

    On Monday I went to school to clean up my room and get everything packed up. It is so odd to

    be in the building without everyone there. I look forward to seeing everyone again!

     

    Monday, May 11, 2020

    Today is National Eat What you want day--what are you going to eat?

    Tuesday is Limerick day

    Wednesday is Receptionists Day, Apple Pie day, Fruit Cocktail day and Hummus day!

    Thursday is Buttermilk Biscuit Day

    Friday is Pizza Party Day and Chocolate Chip day

    It is a food filled week!

     

    This week I will be going in to clean out my office and help Mrs. Fairfield,

    Mrs A and Ms Stillwell clean out theirs. With appropriate physical distancing

    in place. We won't all be there at the same time. I just wanted to give you

    the heads up that my posts will be later than usual. 

     

    Joke of the day

    * What is fast, loud and crunchy?

    -A Rocket Chip!!

     

    What days of the week would you like to celebrate?

    I will celebrate Fruit Cocktail, Chocolate Chips and Pizza!

    Hummus is just not for me. How about you? 

     

    Activities for today--

    What are you going to eat? 

    Make a shopping list for the week.

    Talk about the food when you are eating-

    Is it sweet? Salty? Spicey? sour?  Hot? Cold? warm? just right?

    Pizza Party--what do you like on your pizza? What kind of pizza do you like?

    Home made? On a bagel? On a english muffin? 

    Store bought? Tony's? Jack's? diGiorno? Tombstone? Amy's?

    Pizza Hut? Papa Murphys? Domino's? Little Ceasar's?

    How about Breakfast pizza from Casey's?

    Veggie Pizza?

     

    What are the steps to make pizza?

    Who makes pizza? a chef  Who delivers the pizza to your table? a waiter

    Who delivers the pizza to your house? A delivery person or a drive

    Who grows the tomatos? A farmer Where does cheese come from? milk

    Where does milk come from? a cow

     

    Read a book-- 6 minutes a day! I am working on the Hobbit.

     

    Recipe

    no bake cookies

    • Oats. I recommend quick oats for this recipe. Quick oats give (in my opinion) a nicer, chewier, less-coarse texture and I prefer them (same reason I prefer them in my Oatmeal Cookies!).
    • Peanut Butter. Crunchy or creamy will work, but I don’t recommend using a natural peanut butter (the kind where the oil separates and it needs to be stirred).
    • Sugar. I use a blend of white granulated and light brown sugar. I love making no-bake cookies with brown sugar, it adds extra flavor and sets them apart from any other no-bake I’ve tried. Consider it your secret ingredient.
    • Milk. I recommend using whole milk and this is all I’ve ever used. Some readers have reported success using 2% milk, skim milk, and almond milk, though!
    • Butter. I use salted for this recipe. If you only have unsalted you can add 1/4 teaspoon of salt in with the butter
    • Cocoa Powder.
    • Vanilla Extract.
    • How to make no-bake cookies: step-by-step photos
      1. Combine butter milk, sugars, and cocoa powder and stir well.
      2. Stir over low heat until butter is completely melted.
      3. Once butter is melted, increase heat to medium (do not crank up the heat to speed up the process!) and
      4. bring the mixture to a boil while stirring constantly. Boil (still stirring) for one minute and then remove from heat.
      5. Add peanut butter and vanilla extract and stir until completely combined.
      6. Add oats and stir until they are all completely coated in chocolate.
      7. Drop by heaping tablespoon onto a parchment paper or wax paper lined baking sheet. Allow to cool completely before enjoying.
    • The one minute of boiling is critical. If you don’t boil for one minute, your cookies may not ever set up and

    • you’ll have gooey peanut butter/chocolate puddles instead of firm peanut butter chocolate no-bakes. If you boil for too long,

    • the cookies are liable to end up dry and crumbly. I highly recommend using a timer!

     

     

      Parents of students who use AAC devices: https://praacticalaac.org/ for ideas and information about helping your child use their device. 

     
     
     
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      Therapy  

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    9:23-10:12

    Plan   PLAN    Recipe with Fairfield  Therapy

    10:16-11:08

    Mrs A's room  PLAN  Mrs. A's room  Recipe with Stillwell  Plan

    11:09-11:58

     

    Lunch

       

     

    Lunch

    11:02-12:51

     Plan  Therapy  LUNCH  LUNCH  Theapy

    12:55-1:44

     AAC Programming  LUNCH Therapy  Recipe with Fairfield   Therapy
    1:48-2:37

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     Recipe with Stillwell

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    Angie Mier- Speech Language Pathologist 
     
     
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