First grade...such fun!
I learned to read and my teacher was Miss Hawkinbrock.
That was 48 years ago, if I am doing the math right, which I usually am not.
I didn't like arithmetic as much as art and reading, and have always had a dickens of a time with basic sums because of that preference.
In today's Salt Lake Tribune newspaper (my new morning read, a much smaller morning read...) there was a cute article about the first day of first grade.
The paper sent one of their most smart alec-y columnist to spend ALL of the first day with a first grade class.
It had been fifty years since he was a first grader, and much to his surprise, he discovered how much of a first grader he still is at heart.
It really is worth reading the whole column, out loud to the man your household who will shake his head recalling his own first grade exploits but I laughed especially hard at one part, and thought I should make sure that such a source of laughter was available for you blog readers out there too:
"We made Graham cracker feet with marshmallow toes. Each of us got a cracker we nibbled into the shape of a foot. Five marshmallow toes were then distributed to each student to affix to the cracker. After that, we ate them."
Now that's my idea of a GREAT snack recipe!
Imagine how much fun you could have if you also pedicured up the toes!
I'm thinking cinnamon red hots squished into the marshmallows for red toe nail polish or maybe jelly belly beans for a more rad color choice.
What a perfect way to nurture your inner child.
Haven't we all nibble a graham cracker into a shape at least once in our lives?
Isn't it time we get back to this kind of eating fun?
Yes it is!
Oh yeah...crackers and marshmallows, here I come!
(I also think someone should notify the "Mennonite Girls Cook Constantly" blog that they've got some competition out there... mostly from Mormon first graders!)