Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day Fun

This year we are on Spring Break (jumping up and down) for Earth Day.  My class enjoyed lots of fun activities before Easter to learn more about helping protect our planet.  We listen to the Lorax by Dr. Seuss.  We also watched the original Lorax video.  After that we wrote stories about how we would help save the Earth.  We even made our own Truffla Trees. They were yummy and super easy.  I forgot to take pictures so here is a pinterest photo.

Truffla Trees...saw this and thought super cute! Can not wait for Kobe's party!!
All you need is white chocolate or vanilla candy coating, sprinkles, candy sticks, and marshmallows.  I used my Crock Pot to melt the candy coating.  Then we dipped the marshmallows on the sticks into the candy coating, and after that in the sprinkles.  We let them cool and enjoyed.  Quick, easy, and yummy!!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Getting into Shapes

Math is always more fun when you use food.  This week we have been learning about two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes.  After learning about vertexes, edges, and faces, we decided to make some three-dimensional shapes.  We used mini marshmallows for vertexes and toothpicks for edges.  We made several shapes, and learned why we could not make others.

I also read one of my favorite books to the class about angles.  I just love this book!  I found a copy of it on YouTube read aloud too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE0yle-z5uE