Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A new project: The bakery Project

Students have started a bakery project!

cut out cookies for cake pops

a wedding cake

bowls for icecream

decorating station

D works on adding to the cupcakes
the other day , after art, students were given colored clay. J.Z came up with the idea that he would like to make cupcakes and cookies. Then in the playdough center students started making candy and then a great learning experience took part. Students were so excited that we started to create a classroom bakery and center. The bakery was named The Sweet Bakery and students worked on making an opening sign, used vocabulary to create lists and menus and then even created a ordering station,  in which they had one part of the class become the cooks and the other part of the class the owners. Students have been really excited about this, and we will continue to have this center. They have really been working on team work, writing, and even have been using their math skills in this center. One teacher Ms. Tautanico is getting married this upcoming weekend, so they have decided to make her a wedding cake.
the price list and a tree map on who are the workers

students cookies and cupcakes

B continues to set up the coffee station

The baker!

Each day students are getting more and more creative. They are making coffee, tea, using an oven and even created a fridge. Some students have taken to making cake pops, and even some are making really fancy ones. Our grand opening will be in June and we hope to have real items for tasting!

fancy cupcakes made with buttons and glitter in the art center.

This week we finished up our how to books. Today students shared their books. Each student worked with a partner to give a glow and a grow to help them peer evaluate their work that they have completed.
J.Z works on giving a glow and grow

Glow and Grow for N's paper

T and D work on their books

This was a great thing because students really learned from their classmates and they talked about all the great things they did and what they could improve on. 

In math this week we are working on problem solving. We start with acting it out, to sketching it to making a model to then showing our work with an equation to then further explaining our work through writing or words. 

The problem was: "I saw four girl runners, and then I saw 2 boy runners. Then 3 more  runner came by. Students were not sure if the last runners were boys or girls, but they started to sketch out their thinking below. We then acted out the problem. 
J.H shows his thinking

L shows her thinking. 

1 comment:

  1. Can my class come visit your class' bakery sometime?