Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Craft

Here's my idea for our Tuesday craft:  It's an updated spin on the traditional gingerbread house!  Students simply frost an inverted ice cream cone and decorate the cone with small candies to resemble a Christmas tree!

I'll bring in some supplies, but if the students could also pitch in - we'll have plenty to have a creative and fun time.

Supplies needed: 
green icing (or white and I can add food coloring)
sugar cones 
plastic silverware (especially knives and spoons)
plates, bowls, napkins, paper towels
little candies (m&ms, skittles, smarties, etc)
(Donations brought in on Monday 
(or an email/note letting me know what you're bringing) 
would be appreciated so I know what I still need to purchase Monday evening for Tuesday.  Thank you.)

Frosted Christmas Trees… MUST remember this idea next Christmas!

frostedChristmas trees

idea came from this website:

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Using the Pattern Blocks to Solve Fraction Problems

I'm so proud of this class of math students. They are using their pattern blocks to practice fractions!

Student News 12-19-14

Friday, December 12, 2014