of Events" & Peanut Butter!
Love That Teaching Idea! Staff
Submitted: April 16, 2001
a "sequence of events" writing activity with peanut
butter! That's right! Gather your students around and pretend
you are a visitor from another country who has never had a peanut
butter sandwich! Have peanut butter, jelly, bread, and butter-knife
with you for the demonstration. Ask kids to tell you how to make
it, but do everything they say literally. For example, if a student
says, "put the peanut butter on the bread," then you
literally take the entire jar (lid still on) and put it on top
of the bag of bread! You will definitely get some giggles! The
point is to get the kids to take you step by step in the process
of making the sandwich. (i.e. First, you must unscrew the lid
the of peanut butter, Next
Challenge your students to then make their own "how-to"
book. Examples might include, "How to make a banana split,"
or "How to ride a bicycle."