Saturday, August 2, 2014

BBQ Blog Hop and Data Collection Goodies

Hi, Teaching Friends!

Welcome to the BBQ Blog Hop! We're sharing some goodies ... yummy recipes that kiddos will love, and classroom goodies for you! I hope and your kiddos you'll enjoy this summer recipe ... and the freebie, too! :)

 Recipe Disclaimer: There's no way to pretend that these are healthy. But they are definitely a barbeque tradition!

What's not to love about s'mores? Well, for one thing, a picnic-moved-indoors by rainy weather that keeps you from making your s'mores on the grill. That's what happened at our house a few weeks ago, and let me tell you, if you haven't played the dangerous game of roasting your marshmallows
on the kitchen stove, well... don't. First of all, they ignite like a torch in moments, which means black outside with a still cold and plain-old-marshmallow inside. Second, there's the likelihood that they'll plop 'n' drop their gooiness onto your burner ... not a pretty picture. Besides, once the kids see the marshmallows, they'll want to do their own toasting, which frankly I just can't handle watching kids do on a stove.

So that's when I started looking for alternatives. You know the talented font designers Kevin and Amanda ? Well, they also have some amazing recipes at their blog, like this one for Gooey S'mores Cookies.

Aren't they a wonder to behold? In addition to deliciousness, the draw for me here is that these cookies are make-aheads, so rain can't mess up your plans. I bet they'd also be a huge hit in your classroom, and especially cute and clever when you're using a camping theme.

Gooey Smores Cookies

Visit Kevin and Amanda's blog for the recipe. With their great photos and fun commentary, I can't even begin to do here for these cookies what K and A have done so perfectly!

Here's a way to combine your kiddos' interest in food with some math learning. These eight data collection activities about hamburger toppings, ice cream, summer drinks, places to eat, breakfast choices, and picnic foods are a lot of fun, and will be 20% off for the TPT sale from Monday through Wednesday!
Kids love data collection, don't they? Surveys and graphs are also great for building community, with your students finding out how different and how alike they actually are! Here's a graphing and writing set that has lots of surveys, too, and will also support your science teaching. Again (like everything else in my store!), 20% off Monday through Wednesday.

And, finally, the freebie! Here's an oldie but a goodie from my TPT store - the timing's perfect for using this one, with the new school year beginning. There are nine activities in the set, plus a cover to put them together as a class book when you're done.

Head on over to the next stop on the BBQ Blog Hop to see what Sebrina at Burke's Special Kids has cookin' on the BBQ today!

Happy Teaching!


  1. I am making those cookies for sure! I love your data collection packet! Food is my favorite topic! :)


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