Monday, March 21, 2011

Using What you Learn

Don't you just love it when your student can use something she learned in school and apply it to real life? Yes?
Oh good, I knew you'd agree!

Maddy just put some newly-learned skills in action!
Yes, 3rd grade and she is applying school lessons in our home -- how cool is that?

No, it's not the metric system she just had to learn. Whoa -- that was difficult for me to assist as I don't believe I ever learned the metric system of measurements! And really, did the metric system ever "take over" as had been theorized? I don't think so.

The last few weeks at school, the 3rd graders have been writing instructional narratives -- i.e, how to do something. Hers was on how to make a fortune teller thingy -- not sure exactly what they are called (cootie-catcher?) but she called them "fortune tellers."

She did a great job and wrote-up the whole series of "fold this and then fold that, then fold this" all on her own. And then she taught her class.

Some kids showed how to play a game, make a smoothie, make a root beer float, make chocolate-covered strawberries, etc.

Wait-- back up a little -- "chocolate-covered strawberries" those really caught her attention!
So, we bought some strawberries (happy they are in season again) and made some chocolaty delights!
Oh yum! I think this is definitely a skill that she will use over and over again -- much to the delight of the whole family!
And possibly to the delight of the neighborhood as she thinks it would the perfect item to sell at garage sales!!

What a little entrepreneur, eh!

Can't say that I've ever seen strawberries dipped in chocolate at a garage sale!


paige said...

chocolate covered strawberries at the garage sale?
wish i were your neighbor!!
they look delish & she is adorable.
love that you shared

Kim K. said...

Brilliant and delicious!!

Sharon said...

That will get peepsmto showmup for sure...send her here. I remember like yesterday sitting in fifth grade on the one day lesson on metric and the teacher saying it was coming to replace, thinking oh no, then keeping an eye out being so reproved who it never did...must be proof that it's not the best since, you know...cream rises to the top....and I love how our generation has shared memories like that.

Sharon said...

What I don't love is how this iPad spell check automatically makes a messmof my words,,,urg

Sharon said... did it again.

Courtney said...

I would love chocolate covered strawberries at a garage sale. Of course I probably wouldn't buy anything at the garage sale but I would spend all my money at that table.

Dawn said...

well...I would definitely come to YOUR garage sale if there were chocolate covered strawberries!!! Great idea Maddie!! I love cootie catchers/fortune tellers...they were my favorite thing and now Lucy loves them too!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Awesome! (And if the Tongginator was in her class, she would have chosen a food-related "how to" as well.)

Laura L. said...

Oh wow, those strawberries look so delicious. I don't blame her, I think I would have wanted to make them too. Great job Maddy.

3 Peanuts said...

What a fun treat for a garage sale!!! They look divine!!!

Jodee said...

Oh my word! Those strawberries look delicious! It looks like M had loads of fun dipping them too!