Monkey Bread is quick, easy, and great for making at home on a rainy day!
Yum! Yum! Yum!
What you need:
2 cans (1 lb. each) large biscuits - the kind with Box Tops, of course!**
1 cup sugar
3 tsp. cinnamon
2 sticks butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 gallon Ziploc bag
A monkey or two to help. Use a kid if you don't have a monkey!
What you do:
Heat the oven to 325. Crack open the biscuits and cut in quarters. Mix cinnamon and sugar in the Ziploc bag. Add the dough pieces and seal. Shake the bag until everything is covered. Put the pieces in the Budnt pan and set aside. Melt the butter and brown sugar and pour over the biscuit pieces until evenly coated. Bake for 30-40 minutes and let cool for 15. Flip the pan, pull apart, and enjoy like a monkey!
Today we worked on our close reading skills. We had to answer questions using direct evidence from the text. We already know a lot about owls, so it was challenging to separate our prior knowledge from our brand new knowledge. We did a great job reading closely, pulling out the important details, and drawing conclusions based on evidence from the text.
Here's why we decided direct evidence is important:
Scenario Number One: Miss Kylie's snack is missing. She's very hungry and she blames you. You have to give up your snack. Is that fair?
Scenario Number Two: Miss Kylie's snack is missing and the wrapper is in your pocket. She's very hungry and she blames you. You have to give up your snack? Is that fair?
The Evidence: Snack is a big deal around here, so if you have to give up your snack, you're going to want to make sure there's concrete evidence linking you to the missing snack :)
Today we visited our friend, the three act task. It's been a while since we've done one, but we picked up right where we left off! Today the questions was about Munchos. What? Take a look.
Hmmmm. Well those Munchos do look good and we want to know how much they cost. We're getting pretty good at working with money, maybe we have enough to take a trip to the vending machine. But we need some more information. Here's what we wanted to know.
Well, 80-20=60. There are many ways to solve it, but any way you go about it those Munchos cost 60 cents. Next up....how many different ways can you make 60 cents?
Valentine's Day is coming up so we're talking the time to work on a very important skill...HIGH FIVES! Just kidding, we're working on kindness, which is just as important. Today we made some hearts to show our pledge to kindness this month. We're talked about positive space and negative space with these hearts. Just like you can have positive and negative in art you can have positive and negative in life. We're working on focusing on the positive and choosing kind!
For Valentine's Day we're giving each person in our class a compliment. We figured out that when we're done we will have collectively written 380 compliments! That's a whole lot of good we're putting into the world.
We've been focusing on conventions more lately. They're not always fun, but they're definitely necessary. We spend time working on lowercase letter formation, we spend time making sure words are spelled correctly (or phonetically), and we spend time learning grammatical rules.
PROPER LOWERCASE LETTER FORMATION
Needless to say, we had a blast playing in the snow!
Thank you Coco! We're all especially excited to get to take one of these beauties home!
What a perfectly sunny day out on the playground!
Check out our teamwork below!
(for the Gratitude Project)
Amazon Gift Cards
(for classroom and art supplies)