Saturday, January 19, 2008
I am a special education teacher. This is a career change for me, and I'm in the middle of my third year teaching, and it is also my first year at a new job. I spend a lot of time online looking at teacher/education websites - I so enjoy looking at classrooms. There's your dork fact about me for today! Anyway, I print off all kinds of activities and whatnot that I think would be fun to do with my students, or with Paige, but very often never do them because I'm looking for the right time to do them. (Just imagine me rolling my eyes). Of course, this leads to us doing a whole lot of nothing sometimes because I haven't gotten my planning all figured out. So this past week I started making myself just grab some of these things and in those immortal words of Nike, Just do it.
I had this recipe for snow dough for, oh, um, a couple of years now, but just tried it yesterday. It was great! I ended up bring it home for Paige to play with. She loved it too. I began to feel guilty about not making it with her, instead of just bringing it home, but I'm working through that. Anyway, I thought I'd share the recipe, and try my first attempt at a perma/hyper/something or other link. Maybe sometime soon I can figure out how to put a photo in here too. Now wouldn't that be something!
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1/2 cup white paint
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp. oil
Glitter is optional. (And fun)!
We just threw it all in a ball and mixed it up. It was really sticky at first, so I added a tiny bit more flour.
Ok, now to attempt to link to the site where I found it. There are some cute pictures of creatures the class made with the dough.