Thursday, May 24, 2012
As one of our end of the year writing activities, my students wrote a "recipe" that I will hang outside of the classroom at the beginning of the school year.
I divided the kids into groups of 5, and they had to determine four ingredients that they were an important part of our classroom. We took the generated list and then discussed wording and additions. We had to vote on whether we wanted the recipe's measurements to be cups and teaspoons, or more real for our classroom. The kids decided on hours, and then they worked to figure out pretty accurate amounts of time for each thing. We used 180 school days even though the kids aren't in attendance 180 days.
Here's how it turned out. I think it will be a great welcome for my new students and parents. :)