Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Because of Winn_Dixie

We begin our school year by reading Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. The students thoroughly enjoyed reading this text and we were able to create many great activities to go along with our unit.

While in our Winn-Dixie unit, we were teaching a unit on heating and cooling in science. We found several activities via Pinterest about making candy that went along with the text. For those of you who have never read the book, there is a candy discussed in the book called a Littimus Lozenge. We are lucky to have a classroom on our hall that is not being used, so our 3rd grade team converted it into a science experiment room of sorts. We were able to take several classes in at a time to make our version of Littimus Lozenges. The students voted to make Root-beer and grape flavored candy. It was a success!

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