Sunday, March 15, 2015


A pinata MIGHT just be the worst idea EVER!

And the lovely good news is...we have 2 more layers to go!
So the Moral of the story is: if you are covering Flat Stanley's Amazing Mexican Secret...BUY a pinata...

You're welcome!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

A Flat Update

For Co-op, I am teaching a Flat Stanley Class.  We are just at the beginning of the class, but I am going to try to post here some of the updates we get.

Here they are excited to get mailed out and go off on their adventures!

Seeing The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

And a little horse play in a tree

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Persian Yogurt and Cucumber Dip

This is a delicious dip that is similar in taste to Tzatziki Sauce that a friend brought to our co-op potluck one time.  I am teaching a Flat Stanley Class where we will be tasting food that is representative to each book.  In The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery book by Sara Pennypacker (Series Created by Jeff Brown), falafel is mentioned.  I have a recipe I will be trying on my Pinterest Board and I thought this dip would be wonderful with them.

Here is the recipe:

Persian Yogurt and Cucumber Dip

1 long seedless cucumber, peeled and diced
3 c whole milk yogurt
2 T. chopped fresh mint (or 2 tsp dried, ground up)
2 T. chopped fresh dill weed (or 2 tsp. dried, ground up)
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

In a bowl, combine cucumber, yogurt, mint, dill weed, and garlic until well combined.  Season with salt and pepper.  Refrigerate at least one hour.  Serve with a Mediterranean style flat bread (or with falafel!)

I have shared some more ideas that I will be using in my class with Home and School Mosaics.  You can look for that article sometime in April, so keep checking in with them...there is quite a bit of wonderful content!