Oh the weather outside is frightful, but this blog is so delightful. And so to the classroom you go. Let It Snow, Let it Snow, Let It Snow. (pssst below is the perfect easy classroom project to send home as “parent gifts” – and it’s a simple math lesson too!)
I woke up this morning in a festive holiday mood, and decided to decorate a little for the holidays, even though I previously decided I wouldn’t because we will be traveling to visit family in Texas for the entire winter break, (home of our Houston imagestuff.com facility). But alas, I couldn’t put on festive holiday music, sip rich hot coco, watch the light rain in Oregon turn to a dusting of snow, without decorating my house a little could I?? Obviously I had reindeer on my mind when decorating… reindeer that I purchase last year at Home Goods (LOVE that store)!
Country Oatmeal Cookies in a Jar
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Instructions: Using a 1 quart or 1 liter mason jar, layer in the ingredients in the order given. Pack down the jar after each addition. Put the lid on and decorate with ribbon, construction paper, yarn or cloth. (Hint: If you use cloth – cut an 8″ circle of fabric. Secure the fabric over the lid using a rubber band, then cover the rubber band by tying a nice ribbon or raffia around the lid). Finally, attach baking instruction tags to the jar with ribbon.
I like the “Country Oatmeal Cookies” because the ingredients are simple and the cookies are delicious.
Have your students figure out how much of each ingredient the classroom will need. (There are 20 cups of flour in a 5lb bag / 10 cups of sugar in a 5lb bag / 20 cups of oats in a 5quart container). You can get very inexpensive mason jars at “Value Village” or any thrift store, and most grocery stores carry them. Your students will hone their measuring skills, or learn how to measure, while they create a sweet tasty gift for their loved ones.
Here is a great website with more cookie in a jar recipes.