at Ellsworth Elementary School in Miss Donley's class has been
very tasty the past few weeks with all of the chocolate
activities we have been doing! We love chocolate in second grade
and have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this exciting
out our study by doing a read-aloud of The Chocolate Touch
by Patrick Skene Catling. As the students listened to the story,
we discussed it and the students drew pictures to correspond
with various parts of the story. The students were also allowed
the opportunity to draw a picture using
Scholastic Keys Max Write.
The students loved listening to The Chocolate Touch and
were begging for more chocolate activities!
big project was to be a part of another online project involving
Oreo cookies. We loved this project as well and we used Oreo
cookies and Mini Oreo cookies to measure everything from our pet
pumpkins to an actual fire truck (after all it was Fire Safety
week)! We wrote about our adventures and even blogged our
results! It was fun to see our information on the internet with
the results of others from all over the world!
Oreo work was done we moved on to brainstorming all of the
different types of candy bars that we could think of. We used
Kidspiration to help us with our brainstorming. We then used the
internet to find the birthdates and a few facts about each candy
bar. Most of them could be found at
www.hershey.com or from
sites that branched off of
www.mars.com. Also helpful to us was
wanted to team up with the fourth grade students in Mrs.
Schulte's class who were also participating in this online
project so we joined them in creating a timeline showing when
the candy bars where introduced. We have been studying time
order words lately so this timeline was a big help to us. We
also loved working with our fourth grade buddies.
we also read the book Curious George Goes to a Chocolate
Factory by Margret & H.A. Rey. We love Curious George and we
ended up curious ourselves to find out more about what a visit
to a chocolate factory would be like. We were so curious that we
decided to go on a virtual tour of the Hershey's chocolate
factory. We went to
http://www.hersheys.com/discover/tour_video.asp and went on
a very tasty tour!
As a tasty
ending to our chocolate unit we thought that it would be fitting
to read The M&M's Brand Chocolate Candies Counting Book
by Barbara Barbieri McGrath and More M&M's Brand Chocolate
Candies Math by Barbara Barbieri McGrath. We then actually
got our own M&Ms to count and do our math with for the day. We
used Scholastic Keys MaxCount to graph our color results. We did
individual graphs and we also did a class graph to compare our
results. We also wrote our names with our favorite M&M color in
Scholastic Keys MaxWrite. We had to add up and find the total of
how many M&Ms it took to write our names. Of course we finished
the day by eating M&Ms! We also plan on still making our own
class M&M counting book using Scholastic Keys MaxShow. Each
student will come up with his/her own page to add to the book.
we are very grateful to Ms. Silverman and Ms. McGowan for
thinking up such a wonderful project so that we could
participate! We had a very delicious and chocolaty good time!
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