Wednesday, July 28, 2010
SEQUENCING IN THE KITCHEN!
Today is Wednesday, the day we do sequencing for English. Today's sequencing started in the kitchen where the kids had to make moon balls (obviously we are using our space learning to cross curricular purposes!). At each new part of the recipe I take a photo of the task being undertaken by the kids. Once the recipe is finished and cooking, the kids do some SSR and I print out the photos of each task, one set for each child (the joys of only having a class of two, make this a really simple job!). Once the baking is done and cooling the kids get blank worksheets that they then stick the photos in order on and then on the other side of the worksheet, you can see they have to write what the photo is showing them doing. It is a great sequencing lesson for so many reasons, it's hands-on, they feel part of the sequence, and they have to undertake the learning by partaking in the sequence, visually interpreting it, and then writing about the sequence of events. The kids love it to because they have delicious treats to eat at lunchtime!
Moon Balls Recipe
I packet of Marie (plain) biscuits crushed
1/2 cup craisens
2 tablespoons of cocoa
1 tin of condensed milk
Coconut or ground almonds for rolling
1. Mix all ingredients together and roll into round balls
2. Roll balls in coconut or ground almonds
3. Put in the fridge overnight to harden and chill
4. ENJOY :)
It's a great quick, easy recipe that the kids can easily achieve under their own steam, which makes them especially proud of the end result. Even if you did have to get your hands dirty, aye Ben!