Perimeter, Area, Letters and Gingerbread

Math

This week students will practice finding the perimeter of various shapes.

Students will also practice finding the area of different shapes.

Reading

In reading this week students will read the story The Day I Went to the Library.  It’s a story about a girl who accidentally releases a snake in the library and causes a big problem.  It’s told in the form of a letter.

Language

Students will learn how to write a friendly letter.

Classroom News

On Friday we will be making Gingerbread houses.  We can use all the volunteers we can get on that day.  If you’re interested, please join us on Friday, December 16 from 2:15-3:30.

On Friday, students should bring the following things:

  • Frosting (see recipe below)
  • Sturdy surface on which to build house (cardboard, plate)
  • A box or bag to bring the house home
  • 1 package of graham crackers
  • Some decorations to share with the class (a bag of M&Ms, licorice, Dots, chocolate chips, etc.  Be creative!)

Gingerbread house frosting

This is a special frosting used to paste the parts of the house together.  It’s more of a paste than a frosting, and it’s not really meant to be eaten.

  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar

Blend at high speed until stiff peaks form.  Keep frosting covered in air tight container.  This will keep it from hardening.

I hope you can join us for this event.  It’s always a lot of fun to see what the students create.

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One thought on “Perimeter, Area, Letters and Gingerbread

  1. Isaac's Mom says:

    THANKs! 😉

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