As a part of their Science and Math lesson, year 2a had fun revising measurements and practicing how to follow instructions by making a delicious cake.
Baking gave our students opportunity to develop various skills and use both hands together in a coordinated way.
Sifting flour into a large bowl is a good activity that trains students to use one hand to "support" while the other does the heavy work. Pouring ingredients into bowls and jugs is a good way to practice their eye-hand coordination.
Whether they read the recipe or follow verbal instructions, following a recipe can boost students listening and sequencing skills.
By letting them bake, we also revise measuring, weight and capacity, and also the number concept of how many cups of flour, or how many cups of liquid, we put in the bowl.
And in the end we practice patience while we wait for the cookies to be baked.