How to Make Kook-aid!
I start by asking the students, "Who can tell me what to do to make Kool-aid?" First response was, "dump the sugar in." So I pick up the sugar and act like I'm going to dump it all in. They start to shout NO! So we stop and talk about what I should do first! Directions need to be in a sequence. I put a #1 on the chart paper and we proceed to put them in order.
I had to put the water in first because I don't have a sink so I had to get it during recess. It still worked ok.
Ingredients and materials. I brought a half-cup so we could discuss the fraction and how to make it a whole cup. Plus we did 2 packages of Kool-aid so we had to figure out how much sugar was needed!
My Top Banana Birthday girl was my helper today!
Wow - orange water! They acted like they had never seen Kool-aid before!
Stir and stir!
What was I thinking by using all this sugar! I got rave reviews for being the best teacher ever! Granted I'm only their third teacher!!
Now it's their turn to write their own How to... book. We brainstormed a list of ideas.
These are the booklets I made. They love the premade books. They feel like professional authors!
My copy machine makes these booklets for me. I put in the full size sheet and walla! A booklet!
This is the writer's checklist included in the back of the booklet. We will go over my example to see if I did everything too. Then they will do it independently.
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