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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:12 pm 
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I got a call from the teacher the other day. R's class will be studying to 3D objects and she'd like them to be able to build structures using gumdrops and toothpicks.

I told her that Dare gumdrops are safe. Today when I dropped R off, the teacher asked me to speak with her. She said that:
1. She couldn't find the Dare gumdrops and
2. They cost too much -not sure how she'd know this if she couldn't find them. :scratchy

So she went with Morris National Inc brand as they come in a big plastic tub and have the peanut free label.

She's trying..she's trying. :thumbsup

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:13 pm 
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Ok, this may be a dumb question but what exactly does building structures and 3d objects have to do with food. I mean really, is it not possible to do this unit WITHOUT food????? How about plastercine balls and toothpicks like the good old days!!! :dungetit You can't tell me that after every kid in the class has pawed all the gum drops that then they aren't going to eat them. :freak

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:20 pm 
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Yep :banghead

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:03 am 
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Plasticine rolled into balls works the best. Every time I teach solids I used it. Why use food?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:42 am 
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I agree. I see most teachers using plasticene or inserting a bent end of a straw into another or using glue.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:39 am 
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I think that in the effort to make learning fun, some teacher have morphed the quest into having the students like the teacher. The problem is...the teacher is replaced the next year with another. When the treats stop, so will the fun.

Mastering a skill is it's own reward. No wonder kids become clique-y when the teachers are running their own popularity contests!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:57 am 
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I think that in the effort to make learning fun, some teacher have morphed the quest into having the students like the teacher. The problem is...the teacher is replaced the next year with another. When the treats stop, so will the fun.

Mastering a skill is it's own reward. No wonder kids become clique-y when the teachers are running their own popularity contests!


Susan, you hit the nail on the head!!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:58 am 
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_Susan_ wrote:
So she went with Morris National Inc brand as they come in a big plastic tub and have the peanut free label.



I recognize that name. I think I bought some really good candycanes from them - with little gummy characters on them.

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Wanted to mention that Loblaws (and associated stores) have no-name candy with the peanut free label...including gummy candies.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:42 pm 
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Good to know! :thumbsup

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:08 pm 
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Of course, now I'm desperate for some Dare Gummies. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:50 am 
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:rofl

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:12 am 
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I'm walking over to the mall later to see what I can find. I really want those Loblaws candy (they are cheaper in price but good in quality) but there's only a Metro at the mall -- and I don't drive.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:28 am 
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http://video.about.com/candy/Make-Homemade-Gummies.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:48 pm 
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I'm sorry....you've mistaken me for someone with energy.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:52 am 
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:huggy

This thread seems to have gotten off topic :abduct

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