Friday, January 29, 2010

2010 Chocolate Class #2

Chocolate Class #2

1. Language Arts - Chocolate bunny word bubbles. Fill in what you think the bunnies are saying to each other.
2. Review Day #1
  • In what part of the world were the first cacao trees found?
  • Who first used cacao beans?
  • What were the beans used for?

3. History - The Story of Chocolate; DK Reader; pages 16-19; Columbus and Cortez; Write a narration about what these two explorers' experiences were with chocolate.

4. Make Indoor S'mores

5. Language Arts - The Story of Chocolate; DK Reader; pages 20-22; Read and narrate

6. Problem Solving - Build a chocolate tower bridge using Hershey Miniatures (Teacher Created Materials; Chocolate Thematic Unit; page 44)

Friday, January 15, 2010

2010 Chocolate Class #1

Chocolate Class #1
1. How many words can you make from the letters in the word "chocolate"?
2. History - The Story of Chocolate; DK Readers; pages 10-15; Read about the Mayans, Aztecs and the Olmecs. Have children narrate/discuss this history.
3. Geography - On a map of Central America, color code the areas where the Mayans, Aztecs and Olmecs inhabited.
4. Math / Science - Barge Building - Make a barge out of aluminum foil to hold the most M & M's without sinking in water. (Chocolate Thematic Unit; Teacher Created Materials; page 44)
5. Art - Collage; Make a collage using pictures found in magazines of chocolate and things with chocolate in them.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


It was a great day to get outside and move around. Ski Liberty had their Winter Trails event today. It was free (I like that). They had tents set up where we learned about our health and safety while we enjoy winter sporting events. The very last station was snowshoeing. This was a worthwhile event that we will look forward to again next year.