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China Adventure

Selecting Students

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Selecting students to go on this trip was hard. So to reward myself and the ones that got selected, I decided to have a little fun when I brought the four finalists in. Check out the video:

Several people have since asked how I made the cookies. They're actually really easy. Just print up your fortunes ahead and use quality, presentation paper. They always put those mysterious numbers on the fortunes so I put the dates of our trip: 08 04 19 09 (Aug.4-18th, 2009). Riley got it quickly (math nerd).

I used this recipe and found these tips helpful. Oven mitts make handling difficult so I used this as an excuse to buy the Ove Glove. My wife wouldn't let me buy it before but now that we have it she uses it all the time!

I had extra batter so I wrote a couple extra messages and inserted them into cookies for our principal and her secretary. The principal walked away confused when I handed her a fortune cookie in a ziploc baggie. The next day she came up to me excited and said, "I figured it out once I opened it - of course, you're going to China!"


Essential Programs Details

Duration 15 days
When August 1st - 14th, 2009
Focus History/Culture
Martial Arts
Modern/Ancient Architecture