Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fact Families

Our school is lucky to have a grant that provides fruits and veggies as snacks for our children throughout the week.
We don't think we are so lucky when it's broccoli day and our kids cram the broccoli in their desks and it sits overnight.

Imagine the smell.
Go ahead. Imagine it.

So to kill two birds with one stone, we used shaving cream to practice our addition and subtraction fact families.
I squirted the shaving cream on the kids' desks and called out three numbers in a fact family. They wrote the addition and subtraction facts in the shaving cream.

The bonus was that the smell of the shaving cream  helped get rid of that terrible, terrible rotten broccoli smell. 

I hate broccoli snack day.


  1. Eww, broccoli snack?! Lol I'm as bad as the kids when it comes to greens!
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  2. Broccoli? Do they realize they're trying to feed kids?? LOL

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  3. Awesome idea. Our school started a similar program. Haven't had broccoli yet but the green peppers didn't go over too well. :)