Monday, January 12, 2009
While It Was Snowing
Today, class, we will be talking about the surface area and volume of three dimensional objects -- namely cups of hot cocoa and marshmallows. That's right. On this fine snowy morning I let the boys have an especially sugary treat.
First we estimated how many marshmallows we could fit in the mug. Then Coop pushed the limits of the volume of his mug by pressing no fewer than 23 marshmallows into the foamy surface of his cocoa.
He's begging me to go to Kindergarten -- he won't start until fall 2010 -- but little does he know he wouldn't have learned the terminology used with surface area and volume, nor have experimented with it in Kindy. He's going to be so disappointed.