|Source: Teachers Notebook|
We used Hershey bars and kisses for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions. We picked these books up from our local library. Trust me, your kids will not forget these math lessons!
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In the past, we have visited local candy shops that demonstrate how to make fudge. The kids really like those field trips.
Then on Valentine's Day we received a very sweet treat from Grandma in the mail- her homemade fudge (which is seriously the best fudge EVER). Thanks Grandma!
UPDATE: After attending the FPEA Homeschool Convention this year, we stopped by Chocolate Kingdom for an interactive tour that demonstrates how the cocoa bean becomes a chocolate bar.
It includes the history of chocolate, hands-on activities, and even making your own chocolate bar. This tour was one of the best educational tours I've ever been on! It completely surpassed my expectations. My children were very attentive and soaking up all the facts like sponges. How could they not be with tasting different samples and playing trivia games along the way? You have to stop by Chocolate Kingdom the next time you are in the Orlando area.
Lessons with chocolate ensure sweet learning success- from geography to history to science to math to writing to spelling to reading. Unit studies can involve every subject area and the entire family, including myself! (Someone has to taste test the chocolate to make sure it is safe to eat, right?)