Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Collision: Home and Work

It was bound to happen. My home life and work life collided last week. I baked cinnamon and pecan caramel rolls for my 1st hour class. For 24 students. At 8:30 in the morning.
At school we had a contest between first hour classes to see which class could bring in the most items for the annual food drive. The winning class would also be able to deliver the food down to the food shelf and unload, sort and place the items on the shelves. As if that weren't exciting enough, I decided I wanted to up the ante. Homemade rolls, delivered fresh one day for breakfast in class.
They bit, of course, and we won with 300+ items, I believe. The second highest class also got to come along on the huge bus, an ELL class with 13 students. My Spanish students were thrilled to be able to befriend the ELL kids and also had a chance to practice un poco de espanol.
The rolls, of course, are my own adaptation of the Caramel Roll recipe from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.


Jennifer Mosher said...

You are my favorite Spanish teacher that I never had. I'm glad that I was able to share one of your fist Spanish experiences (10th grade class). Who would have thought in those days -- you'd visit Chile and become fluent. I'd visit Chile and not (become fluent*).
Que Paso Senorita?

Sarah Jane said...

I agree! I want you for a Spanish teacher. You rock. And very cool that they got to go with the ELL class.