GTMS Life > Blog March 10, 2020

February 2020-Sistrunk Classroom

Welcome back Parents.   The month of February was very exciting. We tried some grapefruit and melon, tested out some new recipes and put the finishing touches on our auction project.   We made smoothies. The children washed berries and peeled and sliced bananas.  As you can see from the photos, some of the fruit did […]

Welcome back Parents. 
 The month of February was very exciting. We tried some grapefruit and melon, tested out some new recipes and put the finishing touches on our auction project.
 

We made smoothies. The children washed berries and peeled and sliced bananas. 

As you can see from the photos, some of the fruit did not quite make it to the blender.

 

 

 

We also tried this simple hummus recipe. The process took a mere 5 minutes. It was quick, simple and delicious! 

If you would like to give it a try at home, have your child juice a lemon, crush some salt and wash the chickpeas. 

Hummus Recipe          

2 (15-ounce) cans of chickpeas

1 (16-ounce) jar of tahini (We used Soom brand, Thanks Sophie!)

juice of 1 lemon, about 1/4 cup

1 tablespoon of kosher salt

1-1 1/2 cups of ice water

 

Drain chickpeas in a colander and rinse well.

Place chickpeas in a food processor or blender.

Add tahini

Add lemon juice

Add salt

Process until mixture looks peanut-buttery, about 1 minute. 

Stream in the ice water, a little at a time, with the motor running. 

Process just until mixture is smooth, creamy and uniform in color. 

 

Hint: try adding a clove of garlic, a dash of cumin or roasted peppers for a nice twist.

 

Easy chickpeas-y! Enjoy!

GTMS Closures for School Day students during the month of March

Friday, March 13th-Parent teacher conferences

Friday, March 20th-Parent teacher conferences

Monday, March 22nd-Friday, March 27th-SPRING BREAK

 

Thinking ahead to April…

-Picture Day on Thursday, April 2nd and Friday, April 3rd

-Toddler House Parent/Child nights are approaching. The dates are Thursday, April 2nd and Tuesday, April 7th

This offers a wonderful opportunity for your child to be your tour guide through our classroom and give you a first hand view of what they have been working on. The sign up links are coming soon in the bulletin.

I often talk about the idea of building community in the classroom. This we as teachers strive for from the moment we meet your family. Getting to know each of your children, building trust and fostering positive and fulfilling social relations are the very foundation of community building. We used our classroom community as an inspiration for our auction art project. 

 What Alexis, Patty and I have enjoyed most is watching this process unfold with your children and witnessing its evolution from the ground up. Every brushstroke, paint scrape and swirl of watercolor was executed by the hands of your children. Each house, unique in character and technique all come together in our depiction of a “Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”.  

 We look forward to seeing you all at the auction this May. Stay tuned for details.

All the best,
Alexis, Patty and Cherise

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