Savana Jade Wehunt
What is your occupation? I am a student as well as a stand-in, photo double and stunt double for people in tv and film.

What is your college major? Early Childhood Education.

Why eCore? It is the easiest way for me to learn while on set and works around my ever changing work schedule.

Who is the biggest inspiration for your education? The biggest inspiration would have to be my mom because she has always helped me to work hard and has pushed me to be better.
Also I wanted to be a teacher because of my teacher that inspired me way back in 1st grade.

What is something cool you've learned this semester in eCore? I learned a lot more about psychology and how education feeds into psychology.

What three words would you use to describe one of your online instructors? Helpful, Clear and Organized

Where is your favorite place to visit in the USA? My favorite place would be Tennessee or Nebraska because of the beautiful landscape.

What kind of mood are you in right now, and why? I am in a pretty relaxed mood because it is the weekend and I am done with a very busy week of school!

Your favorite study spot? I would have to say on my bed surrounded by lots of blankets and pillows.
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What is something your online classmates don't know about you? I am an actor on the side, and I am also a zombie on the tv show The Walking Dead.

Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself? I would like to be a counselor or theater teacher for early childhood education sometime in the future or even be a tutor for young tv stars.

Easy to make.  You will need:
·         24 plain cupcakes completely cooled– flavor of your choice. Note, if you are not a baker, you can buy undecorated cupcakes from your local bakery or the grocery store bakery.
·         48 Oreos – I used golden for this project.  I have used regular ones with other color combinations.  Note that double stuff separate much more easily.
·         48 Junior Mints
·         Icing to decorate
·         Food coloring – your color choice – one for light and dark and one for beak
·         Decorator bags or heavy duty Zip-lock bags

1.    Ice your cupcakes with a light version of whatever color scheme you are using.  This can be done with an icing bag and tip as pictured, spread on with a knife smoothly or if you want you can put icing in a bag and snip the corner off to pipe icing on the cupcake.  Does not need to be fancy.

2.    Separate your Oreo cookies so that you have enough for 48 eyes.

3.    Add Junior Mints to the Oreos.  Mine are a bit off center on purpose.  If you put flatter side down and gently press, it will adhere to the icing on the cookie.  No special adhesion needed.

4.    Place the eyes side by side on the cupcakes.  They will be larger than the width of the cupcake so gently press them down on the icing so they hold.

5.    With an icing bag or Zip-lock bag with a tiny tip snipped off the end, carefully pipe the eyelashes as pictured.

6.    Next take a darker version of your color and pipe on the “V” like I have done for the brow of the Owl.

7.    Lastly, pipe a yellow or orange beak on your Owl.

8.    You are ready.  We used these for an eCore tailgate recently.  They are great too for kid’s parties.  And easy enough for older children to actually do themselves.  Great party activity!!!

by Nicolle Coleman, eCore Support Staff and part-time baker

 You will need the following supplies:

Hot glue gun & glue
Scrapbook paper  (we're partial eCore green and blue, of course)
Florist wire

Begin cutting paper in a circle.

Start cutting at the outside edge of the paper.
Cut the circle in a spiral and continue
until you reach the center.

Leave enough in the center to serve
as the base of the flower.

You should have a spiral when you finish. 

 Coil your flower from the outside edge
until you reach the center.

Release your flower & watch it grow! 

 Place a small amount of glue on the base of
the flower to hold the spirals in place.

Bend the florist wire in an small 'L' shape at the end.
Add a small spot of glue to the florist
wire on the back of the flower.

Enjoy your beautiful flowers!