Making Curriculum Pop


I am all about food when it comes to making the curriculum pop. For my 3rd grade 3D figure unit, I always use pretzel sticks and marshmallows and ask the students to build something. This year, I took their picture with the creation and then posed the question, how can you prove that this figure is 3D? The students had so much fun writing a proof and the other kids were challenging each other. It took this very common math activity to a whole new thinking level!

Having FUN with Food!


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Comment by Carol Rivera on August 9, 2011 at 3:57pm
I've used food to make my curriculum pop. Is it not 3d figures itself, but still a great resource. I've used Alphabits Cereal to practice spelling with my ESL students. They like the experience since they are rewarded at the end of the lab: another way to have fun with food. I have also used this with struggling middle school students.
Comment by Susan Stephenson, the Book Chook on April 12, 2011 at 7:18pm
Kim, I got your message and cleverly tracked you down, but I agree with Ryan about making this a discussion so we can all see it. Plus, do you have a link to your own class blog or to any pictures? I'd love to see them. Food and Math is such a great combo!
Comment by Ryan Goble on April 12, 2011 at 11:10am
Hi Kim - if you post this in the "blogs" tab it tends to get lost - that said you might copy and paste this into the ELementary Teachers group discussion when you do that ALL the people in that group get an e-mail that you posted.  If you had a photo of the project I'm sure people would be jazzed to see that as well! Sounds like a fun project!


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