Sunday, February 22, 2009

Shakepearean Insults

Ok, sometimes we all need a good laugh or maybe a new insult. This website will provide both. Ye Olde Official Shakespearean Insult Kit. I have shared this with our teachers who teach Shakespeare. It can be a quick activity with the students so then they to will be armed with insults like: "Swim with leeches thou frothy beef-witted nit", instead of the F bomb.

Homemade Marshmallow

Our no overdue book reward this time was, HOT CHOCOLATE with HOMEMADE MARSHMALLOWS. This was a simple reward. We used instant hot chocolate that I received for Christmas. Heated up two 30-cup coffee pots with water. Bought 4 bags of cookies. And I made the marshmallows from an Alton Brown recipe. Most students and adults for that matter, did not know you could make marshmallows at home. They must me made at lease one day in advance, because they have to start drying out, so you can cut and handle them. We also borrowed a case of coffee mugs from my church to make it more special. The bonus that day was the reward fell, my accident on a school board walk-thought of our school. So I put some marshmallows on a silver tray and amused and astonished the Central Office and School Board. Never pass up an opportunity to showcase your Library.