New food pyramid 

On many “levels” learning the new food pyramid proved to be a sweet success. Plenty were “tiering up” for the big reveal😉 🔼🍊🍐 #HomeEconomics #peerevaluation #creativity #newfoodpyramid #SwapthecarbsforFruitandVeg #Donegal #3Dmodel #project

Homemade fresh basil and sun-dried tomato pesto

***Recipe of the Day**

A pinch of patience, a spoonful of laughter, 3 cups of enthusiasm 1/2 lb of sharing, a teaspoon of creativity and a heap of fun. Today my Transition Year students experimented with fresh basil, garlic, Parmesan, rich nuts olive oil and sun-dried tomatoes to make fresh basil and sun-dried tomato pesto.

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Trending blending

Day3: Reboot the fruit. Trending blending in school today.
#healthpromotingschool #healthyeatingweek #smoothies #juices #wholeschool #greengoodness #fruit #vegetables #homeeconomics 🍌🍓🍋

Delicious treats yet oh so healthy! 

Day one of Healthy Eating Week in school. Delicious treats yet oh so healthy👌🏻! Giant Chocolate Buttons inspired by The Wonky Spatula #GlutenFree #DairyFree #Vegan and healthy Cashew Coconut Bars inspired by Natural Born Feeder packed full of #naturalingredients #unsaturatedfats ⬆️protein and ⬆️fibre ❌refined sugar. Sticky fingers minus the guilt. 

Chomping our way through the digestive system! 

Chomping our way through the digestive system. Top marks for originality and creativity. A Home Economics student of mine whipped up a fabulous sponge cake for her science project to talk her class through the journey food undergoes everyday in our body #digestion #crosscurricular #1styear #HomeEconomics #creativity #proudteacher

Keep an eye

I would really love if my young female followers could read this and my followers who are mums of young teenage girls. 
We joke about the ‘mean girls’ film all the time but this is reality for a lot of girls out there. If you are a victim of this type of bullying please tell an adult. Don’t let anyone’s hate, ignorance, drama or negativity stop you from being the best person you can be.

For parents one of the important messages in this article is to manage online activity. If you don’t know how to use social media… it’s time to LEARN. 

http://smceducationblog.tumblr.com/post/150629869120/girls-and-their-frenemies

Autumn = Chutney time

I was handed a heavy bag of plums today. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to get the jars sterilised and get down to a bit of chutney making. Pity I can’t eat it straight away… but all good things take time 👌🏼🍽 #plumchutney #homeeconomics #preservation #nofoodwaste #littlethings #resourceful #living