Thursday, January 7, 2010

Climb for Water Recipe - News-2-You

We usually "cook" the recipe from the newspaper each week on Thursday. Today we did the Mountain Mix recipe. I like "trail mix" recipes because they encourage choice making and communicating wants.

I gave each student a zipper baggie. Then, instead of pouring all of the ingredients into a bowl, I put them in separate containers. I programmed a switch to say "I want that." Each child was asked if they wanted the ingredient in their baggie. They activated the switch if they wanted the ingredient in their mix. The students enjoyed deciding which ingredients they wanted. I do have some students who don't eat much by mouth, so we send the bags home to share with their siblings, grandparents, etc.

1 comment:

  1. Love this idea :). I hope you don't mind that I put a link up to it on my weekly news-2-you post as I'm going to be using it.