One thing they suggested was making the marshmallows bigger on the bottom level to make it more stable.
2. A couple weeks ago, we read a book about Peanut Butter and Jelly. I mentioned it here: http://mshornskindergarten.blogspot.com/2014/08/five-for-friday-august-29-2014.html. Students wanted to know more about peanut butter. Some even wanted to know if we could make it to market and sell. We have been working on this part of the project for what seems like an eternity now. But we are reaching the end. We have a few loose ends to wrap up, but we got to the good part: actually making the peanut butter and tasting our own peanut butter and jelly (or honey, or banana) sandwiches.
|Starting out, I know it's hard to see, but see how full the processor is here?|
|Now a change has started to happen, but keep watching....|
|Here is where we starting to have our mouths gaping open in wonder as the dry chunks started to change|
to a creamy, smoother texture.
|Making our sandwiches.|
We also did apple fractions this week and tasted apples. We divided the apple first into 2 equal pieces, then divided those pieces into halves. Then divided those pieces into halves. We kept going until we had 16 equal portions of 4 different kinds of apples. Somehow I don't those pictures on my phone so we are photo-less here. Think on this for a moment: we concluded our peanut butter project (okay, not completely finished here, but we reached the culmination, the making of the peanut butter), we ate peanut butter sandwiches as a reward for all that math, figuring costs of sandwiches, we revisited our sweet treat-- the marshmallow project-- and you can't really build with them without eating a few, and we introduced apple fractions by tasting our fractions! What other logical conclusion is there than that Math is delicious?! Well, the other conclusion is this: talking about math makes me hungry!
|Ms. Ronni helps students fill out the 2nd through 4th grade application|
|K-1 students working hard to draw their pictures|
|The interview process: Allison (in blue) is in the "hot seat" being interviewed.|
|Here a 1st grader tells why he would be the best choice for the job|
5. Have y'all discovered JustDance on youtube? Nothing wakes up your brain faster than a little movement! We are trying to do the moves to: Just Dance 4: One Direction: What Makes You Beautiful. Not participating is not an option. Why? Because.... movement and exercise are proven to make your brain more alert. Students who take tests after 10 minutes of exercise score better. Not to mention all the added benefits: elevating your mood, being a part of our class family, and so on.
I leave you with this: this small town has a delightful little pizza place that we love to frequent. It is called LMNO Pizza. And here is the little slice (slices actually) of heaven that I called supper last night as I stayed WAY TOO LATE at the school trying to organize my chaos.
|my mouth just watered.... again. Deliciousness.|