Monday, December 2, 2013

Currently... and a big sale!

Farley over at Oh' Boy Fourth Grade... has a super fun linky going on for December called "Currently..." Check out her blog to see all the fun things fellow teachers are currently doing!

Here's what I'm currently up to!

Listening: I'm mentally listening to "Celebration" by Cool & the Gang, because I passed my PRAXIS and am OFFICIALLY certified to be a Reading Specialist! Now I'm certified for Special Ed N-12, Elem Ed K-6, and Reading Ed K-12. Woo hoo!

Loving: My brother and sister-in-law are expecting their first baby in April! I'll be a first-time aunt. I'm so excited! I bought some pretty cool accessories to annoy my brother, hehehe...

Thinking: I'm so excited to buy a bunch of great products during today's TpT Cyber Monday Sale! Time to tackle my wish list!

Wanting: I made really tasty homemade Chipwich sandwiches.

4 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 1/2 c. packed light brown sugar
2 small (3.4 oz) packages of vanilla instant pudding mix
2 tsp. baking soda
2 c. softened butter
2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 eggs
4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

You'll also need 1 bag of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips for the finishing touch!

Roll into balls and flatten, because these cookies don't spread out much in the oven. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool completely (at least an hour). I usually stick them in the fridge so they're more solid.

Scoop small ice cream balls into the center (melon ballers work well for this), and press two cookies together. Roll the cookies in the mini chocolate chips, so they coat the ice cream.

As you finish each sandwich, immediately wrap it in plastic wrap, and stick it in the freezer. They melt quickly!

Enjoy! I got this cookie recipe from All Recipes. Regular chocolate chip cookies don't really work well, because when they freeze, they get hard and almost glass-like. This recipe is perfect, because the cookies are chewy and cakey-- so when the freeze, they taste just like a Chipwich.

Needing: To go to the gym, since I ate a few too many Chipwiches last night and had one for breakfast. Breakfast of champions! lol. I think I'll go to yoga later. That really keeps me centered, which is so helpful in a behavior support classroom!

Favorite Tradition: This year we are going to start the Elf on the Shelf. I wish they had those when I was little! Our former go-to tradition was a wrapping paper tube war with my brother. Imagine American Gladiators with wrapping paper tubes. Oh, the joys of being a little sister. We did have some fun holiday traditions that were a little more... peaceful! We'll keep those.

Haha, oh man... Gotta love the 90s.

Be sure to check out my sale over at TpT today! All my items are 20% off, and if you use the promo code CYBER, you'll get an additional 8% off! While you're there, grab some of my freebies.

Here are some of my best sellers and new products, if you're interested. It's always fun to go back from break with a new bag of behavior tricks-- and for 28% off, why not?!

Classroom Routines & Procedures: 
 Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence (ABC) Chart with Intensity and Duration Data Tracker
Behavior Data Tracking Excel Spreadsheet that automatically calculates biweekly frequency and averages
Picture Schedule Bundle (Illustrated, Digital, and Analog Clock Options)

 Common Core Badges for K-3 ELA and Math. Here's one example:

 Math Fishing Bundle: 

Printable Score Board Flip Chart -- a fun way to keep score in classroom games 

How to Help Your Child Become a Better Reader and Writer Parent Packet

So that's what I'm up to! What are you doing today? What do you think about my "Currently...?" Please share in the comments below!

A Peach for the Teach


  1. So many things about your post made me smile! Love the little clothes you got for your brother's baby! And thank you for the recipe! I have never made an ice cream sandwich!

    Crayons and Whimsy

  2. Thanks, Christy! I hope my brother likes them, too-- haha! You're welcome. They're so good! Thanks for reading!

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    1. Thanks so much, Mrs. Leeby! Thanks for reading! :)

  4. Those chipwiches look AMAZING!! Definitely going to have to try them!! Congrats on passing your test!! Hailey from Autism Tank

  5. lol Hailey, they were SO good... maybe a little too good! I highly recommend them! Let me know how you like them. Thank you!!