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End of year Luau!!! And Sand Cake Recipe!

Happy Sunday y'all!!! I have had such a busy week that I've barely had time to sleep let alone blog.  Carly Summer has been sick, I've been trying to tie up all the loose ends at school, getting stuff ready for our training at LSU the last week of May, and for some unknown reason I've applied to graduate school again to continue my education and get my Ed Specialist degree, or Ph. D, depending on how much sanity I want left in my life. But tomorrow starts our last week of the 2013-2014 school year :( Sad to see my firsties leave me but we are having our end of the year party tomorrow and it's a LUAU!!! Hawaii baby!!!


In honor of this wonderful party I've made a sand cake. It's like a dirt cake but made with Golden Oreos!!! Yum!!
This is what you will need: 
2 packages golden Oreos
2 3.4 oz packages French vanilla jello pudding
3 1/2 cups milk
1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened 
8 oz. Cool whip
1/2 cup powdered sugar 

First, throw the cookies in a food processor and pulse until sandlike. 

Then, cream together the cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar. This is also a great base for icing!! 

In a separate bowl, mix the pudding, milk, and cool whip. Let sit until thickened, about 5 minutes. 

Add the pudding to the creamed mixture and blend until fully incorporated.  I use my stand mixer with the whisk attachment and scrape down the sides of the bowl periodically. 

Now here is the fun part!! Layer the cookie crumbs and the filling in a fun sand bucket (that of course has been thoroughly washed!!).
Start with the cookies, then some filling, then some more cookies, and so on making sure to end with the cookie crumbs. If you can find edible candy seashells to garnish go for it!! I used fruit slices from Walmart that looked like shells.

Enjoy!! Aloha for now!!

Jessica 

End of the Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We made it!!

Hello all!! It's almost that time - school is ending and summer is beginning. I do not want to give up my class!!  These little angels have worked so hard all year and I couldn't be prouder!!

Here is the end of the year video I put together for my kiddos. I wanted them to be able to remember all the wonderful times we had this year and all the great things they have learned.

Enjoy!

Talk to you soon about what else we've been doing to wrap up the year!!

Jessica

Happy TAW!!!!

I hope everyone has a great week!!! I've set up my stores on Teachers Pay Teachers and Teacher's Notebook for 20% off sale to coincide with the sitewide sales.




Here are some fun ecards to get ou in the TAW mood. Now remember, these are just for FUN!!








Thanks, The Amazing Spider Man 2. 

No, no I won't. 

Yeah I do. 




Thank you teachers for all that you do!!!

Jessica

Teacher Appreciation Week

TAW is next week!! So excited!! I'm making some adorable cookies for my awesome coworkers:


Obviously they are going to be purple and gold with an M!! But still adorably precious and delicious. 

I am also throwing a sale on my items at TpT and Teacher's Notebook. They are having a HUGE sitewide sale as well, so you can really rack up on digital items. AWESOME SAUCE. 


Teacher's Notebook is May 3rd through 5th. 

Teachers Pay Teachers is May 6 and 7 and I'm throwing a sale to coincide with the sitewide sale!!

AND Scholastic Book Fairs Warehouse sale is in town this month!!! YAY!!

My teaching partner and I are going this afternoon to see what we can snatch. So, so, so, so, sooooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a happy Friday Eve. :)

Jessica