Things have been a bit wild around our house, lately. We are currently doing school six days a week so that we can get it all done and still be involved in a short term extra curricular activity that we have chosen to participate in. So....today I decided to mix things up a bit and do something a bit different....and fun!
I decided to make cookies for the children to take their spelling tests with.
I have had this set of cookie cutter for many years and we have done many wonderful things with them in the past. Today was another wonderful day!
First I made the dough. It is just a simple sugar cookie recipe. I had to be refrigerated for at least 3 hours, so I made it last night and tucked it neatly in the fridge.
This morning when it was time to take spelling test, I told all the children that they needed to write down any extra letters that they needed. For instance, if one of their words needed two or three or four of a certain letter. I had one child that needed 4 E's. We took time out to cut them out, decorate them and bake them.
Then we took our spelling test. I had them write it out as well as spell it with cookies, so that I could have a copy for their folder and they could have another experience of writing the words. So important to help solidify it in their brains.
When daddy got home tonight, I had each of them spell one of their words for him and then we all had fun eating them.