During middle block we made some waffles using all the equipment and the special ingredients. We followed the recipe making sure that at each step we discussed the ingredients used. They were broken down into 'wet' and 'dry.' Once again labels were made placed on each ingredient. The learners took turns using the measuring equipment and adding ingredients to the mixing bowls. It was decided that an electric beater made it easier to mix the batter than a whisk. As Arkar said "it was really hard to mix using the whisk." Great outcome!
After all the excitement of eating waffles the students took photos of the ingredients and again wrote the words underneath each photo. They then used Explain Everything to create a picture of themselves making the waffles and talked about their pictures. The resulting creation was a their very own booklet with vocabulary and illustrations immediately available for them to use in their story writing.