This is the last week of school before our break. First semester has gone incredibly fast. It is hard for me to imagine that next year at this time we will be moving into our brand new school.
Trailer High has not been enjoying these frigid temperatures. The students are slightly frozen when they arrive. With all the door opening and closing at the beginning and end of every hour, it is hard to keep the classroom temperature warm enough for comfort.
In spite of the cold, the students are in really good spirits. They are dreading finals, but it isn't hard to look past them to that two week vacation. I'm just hoping they don't look too far past them and forget to study.
Here is what I am loving so far this December:
fruit loopers (recipe below)
snow on the ground
the electric blanket
Christmas movies and specials
playing Christmas songs on the piano
a warm coat
the Blackberry (never thought I'd say that!)
gifts of presence- tomorrow's post
peppermint sweets that melt in your mouth
Favorite Christmas movies: "A Christmas Story," "Christmas Vacation," "Love Actually," "The Holiday," "A Christmas Carol," "Christmas in Connecticut," "White Christmas," "Miracle on 34th Street," and my all-time favorite--"It's A Wonderful Life."
Favorite Christmas specials: Charlie Brown, The Grinch, Rudolph, and Frosty. Oh, and "Christmas in Washington."
Now, for the Fruit Loopers. These are the easiest candy/cookie to make and quite kid friendly. Little ones love them. They are so sweet that they are right up my alley!
Melt 6 squares of almond bark in the microwave.
When it is smooth, stir in Fruit Loops cereal- probably about 4 or 5 cups. (I've never measured.) Stir until the cereal is lightly coated in almond bark.
Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper.
That's it. These were a tradition at the Mr.'s house.
When I do my baking on the 23rd, I'll post some pictures of these and some other traditional goodies from Easy Street.
Yes, it is almost Christmas Vacation. Fa La La La La! I am having to work to keep my toes from tapping impatiently!