Oreo Project 2012!
I have participated in the Oreo Internet Project for quite a few years, but it had been a while. This year I decided to give it a try again. I mean, who doesn't love an Oreo? :)
One word: SUGAR. This is how our day started...bake sale, waiting for the space shuttle Endeavour to fly overhead, Jordyn's birthday with oreo cupcakes, oreo brownies, and THEN the oreo project! Wow. Yes, you can probably imagine it. Nineteen boys and eight girls on sugar sugar sugar. The teacher part of me started to wonder, "Now, why did I pick to do this?" But once the fun started, I remembered why!
We did oreo math by calculating calories and carboydrate intake, oreo persuasive writing, oreo stacks as part of the Internet research, and oreo sculptures. I looked around the room, and saw the MEGA excitement as kids stacked cookies. Who knew stacking up oreos one-on-top-of-another could be SO exciting? "Mrs. Jimison! I got 19!! Mrs. Jimison! I got 24!! Mrs. Jimison! I got 31!!" They just couldn't contain their excitement of how many oreos they could stack. But really, the looks on their faces were priceless! And, they were just as happy to create oreo sculptures. Although some kids really wanted to create the world's largest oreo pyramid, when they ran out of oreos, they were still happy to show how large it was. We finalized our day by coming up with our class average to turn in for our school - 22 per child.
I went home "one tired cookie" but I will forever remember the happy faces etched in my mind.
very careful detail work
frosty - oops, should I say creamy?
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Finally, Laura at Love to Teach is having an awesome fall giveaway! She has 3 days of giveaways and you won't want to miss out. Plus, her blog is darling. Make sure you visit her at: http://lovetoteach123.blogspot.com .