I have been spending hours, each day, planning for my new class. I have scoured the Internet, looking for ideas for lessons that will hold the attention of the children while giving them every opportunity to learn. I have loved every moment.
As a teacher, there is something inside of me that "rings" when I find something, I can work with. As I have trained new teachers, for many years, my message to them is be a copycat. If you see a good idea, use it but make it your own. It only works for you if it is you.
I live with that motto for myself. Today, I found several fantastic ideas that I am incorporating, this year, after finding out more about my class. I happily "steal" these ideas (that are shared as we share our recipes). Over the years, some of my best techniques have been inspired from others.
Are you wondering why I am talking about this? It is to explain, in the midst of all my folders, texts, sheets with plans and notebooks, is my Donna Hay cookbook with the recipe for Wednesday. I searched the house and it is nowhere to be found. I am sure, I am going to find it, out in the open, maybe in my husband's office or on the floor where it might have fallen but as of now, it seems to have disappeared. Hopefully the recipe, I made, was the correct one.
Our group of four (anyone is free to join us - just say the word), select a recipe for each week of the month and this week's carbonara was selected by Margaret of good taste. It was delicious. You can get the correct recipe on her blog.
Do visit the other members - Kayte, Margaret, Gaye and see the results of their cooking. Each of us enjoys Donna's recipes. We have decided to use two of her books and of course, the website. We have decided together, not to post the recipes in our blogs but we will link those up that are on Donna's website. I don't believe this one is listed although there are other carbonaras on Donna's site.