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About This Daily Classroom Special 
Each week Homework Hotline will suggest homework assignments aimed at grades K-1 and 2-3. Homework Hotline was written by Buzz Eyler, Director of Educational Technology
at the Orcutt School District ( CA) and a former Teachers Network web mentor. 

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Popcorn Activities

This week the homework will center on popcorn activities. The activities are appropriate for K-3, except as noted. Feel free to copy, cut and paste the assignments into your own word processor for sending home (or print this page).

Day 1

Have the children pop popcorn at home. Put the popcorn in groups of tens. How many groups did they make? Count the seeds that did not pop. How many are there? Fill in the attached form and bring it to school tomorrow to graph. For a sample form, click here. (Note: you may want to send a baggy of unpopped popcorn with each child.)

Day 2

Have the children write or dictate a description of what popcorn looks like for someone who has never seen it. Bring the description to school tomorrow for a book.

Day 3

Use your popcorn to make a picture. You may add any other things to the picture (paint, crayons, things from nature, etc.). Bring the pictures to school tomorrow.

Day 4

Popcorn is a food we eat with our fingers. Write or dictate a list of five other foods we can eat with our fingers and five foods we cannot eat with our fingers.


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