Sunday, May 22, 2011

Gingerbread man

Run, Run as fast as you can. You can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man!

I recently started teaching 1st and 2nd grade Korean students English. It has been a real struggle, these kids are just learning how to write in Korean, and their mothers want me to teach them to read and write in English >.<

One poor boy in my class can spell better in English than Korean.

Anyhow, I am always trying to find fun activities for them to do, and what better than making gingerbread cookies after reading "The Gingerbread Man" The kids loved the book, but they loved the cookies even more. These are some that I made to show them what gingerbread men can look like. Then they all made their own.

At one point in time I had photos of the cookies the kids making the cookies, but the hubby reformatted my hard drive recently and may have forgotten to back up all my files :(


It was spring in Korea.... I am slow with my updates. One of my co workers had helped me out big time. Helping me out means baked treats. In honor of spring I decorated some of the brownies in cherry blossoms. Yes I know the color is off. I am still learning exactly how to color my icing correctly.... I'll get there ^^

Parents Day

In Korea there is no mothers day or fathers day, instead there is parents day. Parents day falls right after children's day (May 5th) on May 8th. On parents day children give presents to their parents and they give them red carnations.
My father in law loves anything sweet, and he and my mother in law are avid gardeners. A carnation just didn't seem to cut it. Instead they got a nice potted plant with little red flowers, and these hand painted carnation cookies. I found the tutorial for painting flowers on cookies at university of cookie
Hope you enjoy ^^