Thursday, July 8, 2010

Comments for Kids 3 Update

image of students making salt dough
Mr. McClung's class made salt dough and used it to make a topographical map of Arkansas. I loved this project. It was so messy and looked like lots of fun! I also really liked how he makes videos of his students working. I went back to watch some more of his class videos and was really impressed by how much the students seemed to like explain their projects on the video.

I asked Mr. McClung if he has ever tried using food coloring in the dough so the students could have different colors on their maps. Watching them do this project makes me want to try it at home. I saved his post so I can go back and read the instructions for how they made it. I think it would have been cool for them to make a video of how they made the dough too.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, Mr. McClung is doing a great job with his students. And, best of all he is sharing his ideas with the rest of us.

    I like the ideas you suggested of using food coloring or videoing the dough making process. Perhaps he will use these in the future. SS