Monday, November 21, 2016

Math Monday: Roasting Chestnuts


How to Roast Chestnuts
1) Wash & pierce an 'x' on each with a knife
2) Roast at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes, depending on size


Before roasting our math manipulatives, we used them for work and story.


We wrote out numbers in chalk and used chestnuts for tracing...


...and brought out mini muffin tins & extra large dice for math equations.


We then read from the Autumn Flower Fairies about Horse Chestnuts.
This is a fantastic read if you love wee folklore, but also includes facts about seasonal flowers and foliage, all in poetry form.


EXPAND ON CHESTNUTS
Rosemary Roasted. Just in time for the holidays! http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/dan-romans-buttery-roasted-chestnuts-foil
Parachute People. This is my main memory of chestnuts! My father drilled a hole to thread yarn and attach a square of fabric. Great science lesson! http://mamadrool.blogspot.ca/2015/11/chestnut-parachute.html 
Game of Conkers. Banned in school. Fortunately for us, we don't have to follow those rules! http://www.redtedart.com/play-conkers-horse-chestnuts/

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