Washburn Elementary School
Lifelong Learning - November 2018
Mission of the Washburn School District
November Character Traits
Character Traits at Home
Cooperation and Teamwork
We've been working on a school wide quote project. We've had to cooperate and work as a teams to make decisions on which quotes we like best as a grade level. Look for the results of our work in the commons coming soon.
Many of our classes did Student Led Conferences with their families this fall. Students had to collaborate with their teacher and then their families as they shared what they've worked on in the first quarter of school.
I took my son with me to vote. I want him to understand the importance of voting and being an active citizen. We discussed the candidates, but I never tell him who I vote for because I want him to form his own opinions. He was quite interested in this election and did form his own opinions on several candidates/issues.
Washburn Middle School Approved Pumpkin Muffin Recipe
Yields 12 regular sized muffins or 24 mini muffins
Preheat oven to 350F
¾ cup all purpose flour
¾ cup whole wheat flour
½ cup wheat germ (or whole wheat flour)
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin spice mix (or mixture of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg)
Mix together in a large bowl
1 ¼ cups pumpkin puree ( make your own by removing seeds and cutting a pumpkin into chunks. Boil or microwave for 8-12 minutes Puree in a blender of food processor)
4 eggs lightly beaten
½ cup oil
Add eggs and oil to pureed pumpkin.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until moistened
Spoon batter into greased muffin tins.
Bake in preheated oven about 25 minutes.
Option: Add ½ cup cranberries, chopped pecans, or mini chocolate chips. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar.