Thursday, October 9, 2008

First Graders with Knives


Last week, my last classroom duty was to go in and help the kids wrap up their unit on apples by peeling and cutting up their apples into apple crisp. This seemed like something that was right up my alley...and I had a lot of fun doing it. The teacher has some cool apple peeler/corers. The peel comes off in one long piece, so each kid had to measure their peel against him/herself and say whether it was shorter or longer than they are. Cute.Then came the tricky part of trying to guide five six-year-olds through dicing apples up with fairly blunt knives.Each of them got to cut up apples, measure, pour sprinkle. Admittedly, I finished the cutting butter into the dry mixture part. The kids were pretty pleased with the finished product, although Smunch doesn't look strictly pleased. And, uh, I don't know what's going on with those two on the left. For a couple of six-year-olds it looks a little racy, don't you think?Of course, they all looked very, very pleased when a few of the parents returned from cooking these apple crisps at home. Their teacher brought ice cream and even Mam got to enjoy some...

2 comments:

Calibelle said...

THAT is a fun class project! Very cool.

Barrett, Mindy, and Angel Trinity Adams said...

I can't believe how big both of the kids are getting. To think how they both started off soooooo small. Pretty cool class project too!