Sunday, January 14, 2018

December Fun!

We had a lot of fun in the month of December. These are the highlights from the entire month!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Making Butter

Music by Taylor Swift, "Shake it Off"

The students wanted to experiment with how our ancestors created butter.  Did you know it is as simple as a Mason jar, heavy whipping cream and a little bit of elbow grease?  

The students had several turns shaking the jar (with the help of Taylor Swift) and within ten minutes we had homemade butter.  The recipe is linked below if you would like to try it at home.

After we had separated the butter from the remaining water we added a little bit of cinnamon, honey and powdered sugar.  The students each had a taste on crackers.  The end result was delicious!

Try it at home using these directions!

If you would like to try the cinnamon butter follow the recipe below once you have created the butter in a jar.

Simple Cinnamon Butter

½ to 1 cup butter, softened
½ cup icing/confectioners' sugar (optional)
½ cup honey
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Turkey Talk

The students have been studying turkeys.  We read a variety of fiction and non-fiction books.  They gathered information about what turkeys have, listed what turkeys are, and what turkeys can do.   They used the information to write a small report about turkeys.  In addition, the students completed a directed drawing of a turkey and added their voice to make the turkey come to life.  Enjoy!!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Thank you to the moms that came to help with the party.  It was a great time!  Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Meet the Blends

The students have been practicing consonant blends.  Consonant blends are when two or more consonants are blended together in a word, but each consonant sound can still be heard.  We have practiced l, r and s blends so far this year.  Check out some of the blends that visited Room 104!