Slice of Life is sponsored every Tuesday by Stacey and Ruth from Two Writing Teachers. For the month of March we are challenging ourselves to write a slice every day.
The party consists of playing games such as Catch Phrase or Bananagrams while eating lunch. At the end of our game time, everyone gets one of my famous cookie bars. Their fame lies in the fact that it's what I always serve to entice my students to search for our weekly words in the books, magazines, and newspapers they read. You have to encounter a word many times before you "own" it. Ownership is what I'm looking for as we explore these words all year long. So as the year unfolds and our list of words grows, the list of eligible participants increases and the length between WOW parties decreases. Parties are scheduled when the list on the board reaches critical mass, and I have time to make the cookie bars.
Now on to my famous cookie bars - it's a rather pedestrian recipe, and the preparation is never arduous. I can recite the recipe verbatim. Here's a step-by-step photo session from last night.
Cream the butter and sugars together.
Fold in the flour, baking soda, and salt.
Add the bits of chocolate goodness.
All done, except for spreading in the pan, the hardest part.
Ready to pop in the oven for 20 minutes.
Cut into squares for the party!
Note to students: No, you may not use any of the bolded words as "finds" for our next WOW party!