Seriously, since I had to stay home and watch the AC boys install my new unit, I decided to link up with Jivey and Christy for their linkys.
Christy for her Eating, Drinking, and Linking party, but today I made a new muffin recipe. Apparently, they were good because the AC boys offered to move my treadmill to another room for more muffins.
Blueberry Corn Muffins! They are only 172 calories each. I found this recipe at Eating Well and wanted to try it out as a healthier alternative to regular muffins - since my friend made me vow to bake healthier yummies for the upcoming school year.
- 2/3 cup whole-wheat flour
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup cornmeal
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 large egg
- 2/3 cup low-fat milk (I used Almond Milk)
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3 tablespoons canola oil (plus a smidge more)
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- (I added about a 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla)
Some of the reviews mentioned that they were a little dry and lacked flavor. I took that as a challenge. First, I used pop-in-your-mouth-fresh blueberries. Then when I was putting in the canola oil, I added just a little bit more - maybe a 1/2 teaspoon worth? Finally, I added a little vanilla because I just couldn't make muffins without vanilla.
It must have worked, because the AC boys took home another four muffins each as they left. I gave them the choice between the Blueberry Corn Muffins and chocolate and peanut butter chip muffins. They took the Blueberry Corn Muffins:).
Now the Workshop Wednesday portion of this post....
I haven't had the opportunity to link up with Jivey for her Workshop Wednesday Linky. Since I teach Read 180, my summer brain told me that it wasn't a workshop. As I have been gearing up for school (next week), it clicked! Read 180 is one big workshop!
I started with a basic notebook with numbered sheets in sheet protectors (they name their own groups, so I just used numbers for the sample).
After the divider page, I placed one of those clear pocket dividers. I used a binder clip to attach my note page to the front of the clear pocket.
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From time to time, I have found it necessary to remind the office why they can't fill up my Read 180 class with as many kids as possible. This is especially hard to explain when other classes/periods are overflowing and you have only 30. This year, I will have a self-contained Read 180 and one single period 6th-7th grade group. To make sure that they remember why the numbers need to stay at 20 or less for the single period, I made this visual for the office.
If this is something you need, let me know and I will be happy to send it to you!