Last Friday we did things a little differently when we decided to make chocolate cookies!

We typed up different amounts of measurements for a particular ingredient, and if the children wanted to measure it out they would have to look at the letters and try to sound out the word along with reading the measurement!

So we all took a little time to look at our printed strip and then we went through what each ingredient was called…

3/4 cup of sugar….

Since we realized we only had a 1/4 cup to measure with…the children were asked what to do? I asked, ” how many times do you think it needs to be filled to equal 3/4?” After looking at their printed strip and discussing it for a little while, they responded, “3 times!!!”

The children are beginning to have a better understanding of fractions and measurements after so much practice!

After the butter was warmed up we added it to the sugar and egg…

When getting ready to measure the vanilla extract, the children were able to identify 1 teaspoon very quickly and not get it mixed up with 1 table spoon…

This child was able to identify 1/4 teaspoon as she went through each measuring spoon and matched it to her printed strip….

Adding chocolate chips and mixing them was the fun part!!

Lastly we measured out 1 teaspoon of the mix until both our baking pans were filled…

We counted 33 cooks set to bake!!

When it was time to have our mini chocolate cookies we were very excited because we were also able to have a red velvet cupcake Roberto brought for in for us! What a bonus!

Learning Goals Achieved:

• Reading/Beginning Reading Skills/Print Awareness. Students understand how English is written and printed. Students are expected to:

(A) recognize that spoken words can be represented by print for communication;
(B) identify upper- and lower-case letters;
(C) demonstrate the one-to-one correspondence between a spoken word and a printed word in text;
(D) recognize the difference between a letter and a printed word

• Measurement. The student directly compares the attributes of length, area, weight/mass, capacity, and/or relative temperature. The student uses comparative language to solve problems and answer questions. The student is expected to:

(A)compare two containers according to capacity (holds more, holds less, or holds the same); compare two objects according to weight/mass (heavier than, lighter than or equal to);

• Underlying process and mathematical tools. The student applies kindergarten mathematics to solve problems connected to everyday experiences and activities in and outside school. (Identifying mathematics in everyday situations)

INGREDIENTS:   Servings: 48

 1 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup cocoa powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
DIRECTIONS:
 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 2 In large bowl, beat butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; stir into the butter mixture until well blended. Mix in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. 3 Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or just until set. Cool slightly on the cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
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