I don't know how long this will last,
but for some reason I have great motivation and ideas
for maintaining a half traditional/half hands on lesson plan this year.
I've always liked the idea in theory,
but I've experienced that it is definitely easier said than done.
We'll see if I can pull it off for 1st grade.
Our first hands on learning lessons so far proved to be a great success.
We gathered everything needed for our "recipe".
You grated each color of sidewalk chalk into a bowl.
Then you poured the chalk dust into separate ziplock bags.
Finally you mixed the sand and chalk dust together in the sealed bags.
Our sand was a little wet, so we laid them out in the sun to dry.
And along with the math and science we used to create colored sand
we are looking forward to using our creation to make sand art next week!