Saturday, November 30, 2013

Loading Up Our Plates!

Late last week, the situation was getting pretty dire in third grade. Students were tired. Teacher was crabby. What were we going to do?

Well, being the math geek I am, I figured some math would solve the problem. Yes?

Well, maybe not, but we did it anyway!



Each person was "given" $10.00 to spend on their own personal Thanksgiving meal. They figured out what they wanted to "eat" and used adding and subtracting to figure out how much they had left.


There was a lot of interesting conversation going on at this point. Who knew so many kids don't like turkey? Green beans I wasn't surprised by, but turkey? Oh well...they found other yummy things to put on their plates.

Then they could create their plate thanks to Google and some awesome images!

 
As soon as they knew what they wanted to "eat," and what it would cost, they could make their plate.

The one on the bottom right? Has a fork, knife, spoon and butter. Hilarious!



We had a lot of fun choosing our Thanksgiving menu items, adding up our total spent and making sure we didn't go over our $10.00 budgets.

Making our Thanksgiving meal certainly helped up the mood around the classroom!

A little "Snuggle Up and Read" didn't hurt either...



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