I can’t believe the school year is coming to an end and soon my girls and I will be on summer break. The school year went by so fast and it’s hard to believe that we’ve already been here in Madison for 7 months!
Back in November when we were moving from Seattle, I was so stressed and worried. . more for my oldest, Phoebe, who was in 1st grade. She started the school year here in Washington, we moved and then she had to start a new school in Wisconsin a couple months after the school year had started and would be the new kid. Little did I know that being the new kid when you’re in 1st grade is actually a kinda cool thing.
And when we were here in August house hunting, we actually got to meet Phoebe’s teacher, Mrs. P. So, we moved, I was stressed and was frantically trying to get the girls into a new routine, waking up earlier than they were used to because of the new school start time. Turns out, there wasn’t much for me to be worried about. We did have a bit of a rocky start . . Phoebe was tested and was actually a little behind in Math.
Behind in math in 1st grade! yes, you heard me right.
I’m not sure what she was supposed to know by the start of 1st grade but she’s on track now and we actually had a pretty exciting school year. And because I’m at home, I got to volunteer in Phoebe’s class every Wednesday so I got to know the other kids, Mrs. P, the office staff (namely Janice), the principal and some of the other volunteers on staff at Phoebe’s school. Mrs. P was the perfect teacher for my daughter. She was firm but still made learning fun. She makes all of the kids feel comfortable and at ease. This is unfortunately not the case with all elementary school teachers . . so I hear . .
Seeing my once very very shy Phoebe in her classroom every week, interacting with her classmates and friends (I volunteer during their Daily 5 Time where they go from station to station working on reading, writing and spelling) and holding hands with her friends and laughing and smiling when they are lined up to go to the cafeteria. It’s so cute! I am so grateful for Mrs. P, Janice and all the other volunteers and staff I’ve gotten to know at our elementary school and know we were meant to be here . . and so I baked these Double Fudge Brownies for them as my way of saying “thank you” and gave them out on Wednesday, when I was there volunteering.
Now, I’ve had some pretty darn good brownies before. . but THESE double fudge brownies are amazing. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! I’m convinced it was the quality ingredients I used.
And the Barry Callebaut Semisweet Chocolate Chunks are the best I have ever tasted. It’s all about good quality chocolate my friends. It totally makes a difference.
So, if you’re looking for a fudgey, chocolately, densely rich, absolutely delicious and perfect brownie recipe, this is it my friends.
Click here to get this RECIPE on KingArthurFlour.com.
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. King Arthur Flour provided the Triple Cocoa Blend and the Semisweet Chocolate Chunks featured above. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own and I did this post in support of #BakeForGood.