Berries and Balls with Vanilla Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Honeydew melon
Whipping cream
Dash salt
Vanilla extract

This week:

The students were given a lesson on using a melon baller after discussing the ingredients. Students alternated removing hulls from their strawberries and making cantaloupe and honeydew melon balls. The halves of the melons were passed around the table with students taking turns making balls for their individual fruit bowls. The whipping cream was placed in two bowls. A dash of salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract were added to each bowl and the little chefs whisked the cream. It takes many minutes of brisk whisking to produce the whipped cream. Chefs dolloped the cream onto their fresh fruit and then were invited to eat their creations.

Thank you to everyone who remembered to send in a container for leftovers. The students love bringing home part of their food to share with you, and containers with lids keep the food from spilling in the cubbies.

Teacher Appreciation Gifts
Teacher Appreciation Gifts

adventure Each year the teachers and faculty of Millhopper Montessori School work incredibly hard to help our children learn and grow in a safe and healthy environment. During Teacher Appreciation Week we like to let them know how much we value their efforts. This year’s theme is designed to honor each individual’s interests and choices. As part of our Teacher Appreciation Week activities, the PTO Appreciation Committee is pleased to once again offer the opportunity to purchase for our teachers and staff a gift certificate to a local merchant of their choice. By many families contributing to the same gift, they are able to select something special. Participation is optional and we hope the program will alleviate some of the stress of this busy time of year. If you would like to participate, please place your order on this webpage or you may review the letter that was mailed to your home and indicate the dollar amount you wish to contribute next to the individual’s name. Please total all your contributions and return the form with cash or check (made out to MMS PTO) in an envelope to Crystal Sorrow by Friday, May 13, 2016. You may leave the envelopes at the front desk or hand them to Crystal directly. Gift certificates will be presented to each recipient during Teacher Appreciation Week with a card from the families who have contributed. Dollar amounts are not included on the card. Since the PTO is now a non-profit 501(c)(3), your donation may be tax deductible. Please speak to your tax advisor regarding tax deductions. If you are interested in assisting with planning Teacher Appreciation Week or if have any questions, please feel free to contact either of us at or Have a wonderful end of the school year! Missy Norman & Sheila Koon PTO Appreciation Committee

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