Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Gingerbread Zambonis

Image from here.

What happens when we're gearing up for winter break and learning about hockey at the same time?  You make Gingerbread Zambonis!

Someone had shared this link on Twitter.  I immediately told Mrs. Racosky (my co-teacher,) that I wanted to do this and we figured out a way to make it happen!  

By the way, Mrs. Racosky is the BEST!!!!!  She did a test run over a week ago and made me this:







After receiving that, I was even MORE excited about this project!

We did some shopping - okay, a LOT of shopping - and set everything up this morning!








Mrs. Racosky spent a large chunk of the morning filling pastry bags!  (You rock!!!!!!)  Each student had a foil pan, a cup full of candies, a bag of graham crackers, and a pastry bag.




We started off the morning by watching a short video clip of Zambonis from Discovery Education.  

Then we talked about what they had learned from the video.  They also discussed the shapes found on the Zambonis.  

Afterwards, each student received a piece of grid paper.  They drew their Zamboni and decided how they were going to decorate it.

Once everyone was done, Mrs. Racosky showed the students how to use the pastry bags.  Then they went to town!  











It was messy, challenging, and oh so much fun!










I want you to see all sides of their Zambonis so I took some video.  You can check it out here!

Of course, I made one too!

77 is Oshie's number!


 

The students had a blast!
Tomorrow we will look at how much candy each student used and do some math work with those numbers (addition, subtraction, greater than / less than!)

Have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year! :-)

~Stacey~

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