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!