Let Them Eat Cake!
Let Them Eat Cake! Math connection: take a a favorite recipe and figure out how much of each ingredient you would need if you wanted to double the recipe. Can you figure out what half of the recipe would be?

Today’s Activities

read and explore

Visit this website and click on Week 2 and scroll down to Day 7. Read about “The Cake Chemist.”

Leveled learning extension: The Scholastic website has tons of accessibility options. Scroll along the left side of the page. Try clicking “Text to Speech” to have the text read aloud to you. Click “lower level” to try a reading passage that has the same information, but is a little easier to read. After reading the article compare other jobs that do not seem related, but have a connection. What job would you want to do? Why?

Visit Rosanna Pansino’s website for more fun recipes.

Decimal Number System

Use this lesson plan for your in home learning. 

Leveled learning extension 1: For fun math practice in making equivalent fractions, try this “Cake Math” game

Leveled learning extension 2: Use this worksheet to practice counting objects up to 10. Cut out the correct number of candles for each cake. 

Make it!

Find a recipe using this site, or with your parent/guardian, and using what you learned from “The Cake Chemist” make a recipe to enjoy and share a photo of your creation if possible.

Leveled learning extension: Visit the Accessible Chef and make a chocolate cake in a mug! This site offers visual supports and simple instructions for those who need them. 

Paint it!

Watch this video to learn about 4 techniques to use with water color paint.

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Teaching Tips

Accessibility Feature

Turning on transcripts for YouTube Videos [PDF]

Speech & Language

There is more than one definition for the word ‘spring’. Can you think of at least three different meanings of the word ‘spring’ using complete sentences?

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