Yesterday we had a moment in our studio.
It is a moment that happens every year at some point. Some years it happens more than once. If I am very, very lucky (and have done a lot of front loading!)
Generally, though it is a moment that does not happen before a lot of time, patience and effort is put into training the class on behaviour and work expectations.
This year it happened without any prompting.
And, on a Friday afternoon to boot!
At around 1:20 on Friday, the three adults in our studio at the time (myself and two support workers) suddenly turned and looked at each other in amazement.
We couldn't believe our eyes?
Or should I say ears?
Absolute total silence while 23 little bodies wrote down the recipe for our muffins from Thursday.
I mean silence.
Hear a pin drop silence.
It. Was. Awesome!!!!!!
My fingers are crossed for many more learning moments like this!!!!
And, for those of you who might want to try the yummy muffins at home, here is the recipe (from a cookbook I have been using since 1982!!!! Geez, am I old or what?!?)
1 3/4 c. all purpose flour
1/2 c. white sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1 c. milk
1/2 c. melted butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. frozen or fresh blueberries
Stir together dry ingredients and add blueberries.
Combine egg, milk and melted butter and stir into flour mixture and blueberries stirring just to moisten. Do not beat.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.