Tuesday, May 25, 2010

my favorite teacher




Just sharing a card dedicated to my favorite teacher--our daughter Jamie. She's in her third year and doing such an awesome job!

Being a teacher is a challenging job, but very rewarding, too. I know she's glad that summer is a few days away, and a bit sad because her current class is a fave. 

Today she's having them make ice cream by tossing around a bag of half and half and ice. They'll be learning math--measuring out the ingredients--and get to reap the rewards of their work....eating the ice cream!



Here's the recipe for anyone who wants a fun summer activity:
  • 1/2 cup half and half 
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • crushed ice
  • 6 Tbsp. rock salt (or Hawaiian salt)
Place the first three ingredients in a quart ziploc bag.  Seal it well.  Place this bag into a gallon size ziploc bag, half filled with ice and salt.  Start tossing the bag around.  Either throw it back and forth or keep shaking it but not so violently that the bags break. The bag will get extremely cold. In about 10 or 15 minutes, you should have a solid mass of some yummy ice cream!

Bon appétit!

26 comments:

  1. What a fun project, Donna! I'm sure she's her students' favorite teacher.....love your card, too!

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  2. LOVE your teacher Anya card (then again- I love ALL of your cards!)

    I remember making ice cream like that in school! I think we used a coffee cans though...

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  3. awe...what a sweet mom! love your card and I am sure your daughter will too! this came out so cute! love your new banner...it's perfect! thanks for the ice cream info. I may have to try this one day! happy Tuesday!

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  4. Awww, that's so sweet! Thanks for the recipe and SUPER cute card!

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  5. Cute card Donna and your daughter must be a favourite with her students if that's the sort of things she does with them!!!! I can hardly believe that your school term is nearly over for the summer!!!

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  6. Such a cute and special card! Love your polks dot background and the button accents! I imagine your daughter would be every kids favorite teacher, she has to be a bit like her mom!;)
    The ice cream activity is too cool! hehehe Thanks for sharing the recipe, Donna!

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  7. Such a great card, Donna. Your daughter will love it, for sure! I agree teaching is not an easy profession, yet so, so important!

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  8. What a special and sweet card for your DD. Her teaching abilities must have come from you because you're such a good sensei, I've learned so much from you! Congrats to Jaime, I admire all teachers for all the sacrifices they make for our children. P.S. I love your new blogwear!

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  9. So fun...I bet Jamie is a Wonderful Teacher!!! Love your Card D...I'm home...hope to get back to normal tomorrow feel like I was gone a year!!!LOL

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  10. What a sweet card for your daughter, Donna! She sounds like such a fun teacher! :)

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  11. What fun! I'm sure her students love her! As a teacher myself, I can identify with the rewards of having a great class! Love your teacher card and congrats to your daughter on a successful year!

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  12. Very fun Donna! What a lovely card for your daughter, she will love it! What a great recipe too for icecream! I can't imagine any kid not loving to try that this summer, yum!

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  13. she's cute...when I see your projects, I keep on imagining my hand start to get dirty and just want to copic color the little cartoons there....you made them so lively.

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  14. How sweet,Donna! I bet..Jammie is Favorite Teacher! Love the teacher anya too!

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  15. Love your card!! And that way of making ice-cream sounds interesting - I'd love to see the class standing their doing this :)
    Hugs,
    Vanessa

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  16. Super cute card, Donna! I'm sure your DD will absolutely luv it! Thanks for sharing your ice cream recipe, sounds refreshing!
    Tammy

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  17. Awww, such a sweet card for Jaime! What a wonderful and fun recipe too . . . the kids will surely enjoy it (adults enjoy this stuff too!) It brings me back to my teaching days, but glad I'm out! Schools need passionate teachers like Jaime especially with all the "politics" going on! :) Have a great evening!

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  18. Wonderful card, great idea, love for my son´s teachers,

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  19. Super sweet card Donna! We'll be trying out the "toss" ice cream soon. = )

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  20. super sweet card, Donna!! hummm... it's my first time heard of making ice cream this way.. so want to try it!! now, only if our cats can be part of it... =)

    LOVE your cute new header!!! those umbrellas are so adorable!! =)

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  21. Aw... this is so sweet, Donna! Jaime is such a sweet and wonderful teacher, the kids are so lucky to have her! I think all teachers(good ones) are amazing!!

    Thanks for sharing the ice cream recipe, got to give it a try... my girls are going to love it!! Hugs!

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  22. Such a sweet card for your daughter Donna - sure she will love it!

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  23. Adorable card! The recipe sounds yummy. Going to have to try it!

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  24. i have the utmost respect for teachers! bless jaime for being a teacher! you're not only teaching 1kiddo, but 30---at the same time!!!! (cali classroom size!)
    love the card...i may case the sketch!

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