Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Twas the Night Before School Starts...

Yup... school starts tomorrow. Time to say hello to working 40 hours a week. And early wake-ups where I actually have to do something with my morning rather than sit on the couch and watch the Today Show. And spending my days with teeny-boppers and their drama. And trying to teach them math at the same time. 

Oh, and making milkshakes?

Not so much for school. More for my Business Man. One night when I was browsing Pinterest he spotted a picture over my shoulder. For Cake Batter Smoothies. Of course the recipe linked the picture to a healthy recipe. Using all these crazy ingredients like frozen bananas (ok not so crazy), coconut oil, xantham gum, guar gum, cashew butter. What the junk?!

So off we went scouring the internet for a non-healthy recipe with ingredients we already had. Heh. And we found one over at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. And this is definitely not a healthy milkshake. And yes, it is now a milkshake, not a smoothie.

Yes, we have sugar, cream, processed foods, with a side of more sugar, cream, and processed foods. Oh, and the milk! That's dairy!
For one milkshake, you need:
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons white or Funfetti cake mix (or 'Party Rainbow Chip' if you're a Betty Crocker fan like myself)
  • 1/4 cup vanilla frosting
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • whipped cream & sprinkles (for garnish)

It all goes into the blender, and voila! You have a Cake Batter Milkshake.

And yes, it's sweet. Very sweet. So sweet that I had 2 sips. And stopped. That's sayin' something.

But my Business Man has had one the last 2 nights... he's in love. I kinda want to try a chocolate version. Or red velvet. Mmmmm....


So school starts tomorrow. Today was our teacher workday. I thought I'd share some pics of my classroom because I have finally taken the time to organize and decorate. (After a whole year of teaching.) I'm hoping to have at least some semblance of organization this year... at least for the first couple weeks. Ha!

Here's my desk. Pretty clutter-free as of today. That will soon change.

Can you spy my cute lil' cupcake candle?
And the side of the room where I have my supplies. I actually have supplies this year. I bit the bullet and bought a classroom set of rulers, protractors, scissors, markers, crayons. It should make life a lot easier.

I got a lot of 'summer decor' items at Meijer for 75% off that I am using as storage bins/containers. Such fun colors!
The back table for group-work.

That bowl of candy will not be staying there. It would be gone within 20 minutes.
The whole classroom. We are going to try sitting in partners. We shall see what happens.

And... last but not least, my bulletin boards.

We have a new bell schedule this year. I am hoping our kids all make it to school by 8am. (Last year's start time was 8:18am.) 
Classroom expectations - I got this graphic from Pinterest and had it printed on a poster. I like it. :)
So, that's it! Here's to a great first day tomorrow. I'm excited to see some kidd-os from last year and meet my new students for this year!


Business Man said...

Wow... I can't believe I have never seen your class room until now! It looks great. I love the 'In Our Classroom' poster.

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