It’s that time to ramp up for school again. We’ve enjoyed our long break off but it’s time to get back to it! Some people started back last week, but I love to use that extra quiet time to get things organized, take down décor, let the kiddo enjoy those Christmas/Birthday gifts just a little longer. While our out-of-home classes started up, I didn’t start our in home classes until yesterday. Though my daughter protested (what’s new?) I started off our day with a lesson that combined equivalent fractions, with the study of earth’s layers and a discussion of plate tectonics. All of this led to our earth layered cupcakes, which oozed during cooking, which led way to a discussion on volcanic activity. So much accomplished and it was really fun. Here a pic of how we did it.
- Start with a box of white cake mix and make according to directions.
- We used 5 colors (I bought the icing color mixes at JoAnne’s) and I had these nifty egg dye cups from Easter that we divided the batter into. It helped us remember the colors we were after.
- After mixing the colors into the batter, we layered each color into our muffin cups and baked according to the box directions. We managed 9 cupcakes from the mixes, but had we filled the cups with less could’ve gotten them all.
Hope your first week back is great! ~ Christina