PBL项目式学习（二） Xiuwen Cupcakes Bakery
PBL项目式学习（二）| Xiuwen Cupcakes Bakery
Xiuwen Cupcakes Bakery
Introduction:There are so many reasons you should get your child involved in the kitchen as early as possible. And as we start our new lesson, “My Family,” we want our students to be more familiar with different scenarios in their homes, especially in preparing food. And this cupcake decorating activity will give them more opportunities to practice lots of fine motor skills.
Real-Life Scenario：From riding a car to getting dressed, our students learn how much they can do all by themselves. So, why not let them experience a few cooking-related activities that they can do independently or with just a little help from their teachers. Simple tasks like squeezing whipped cream into the cupcake, sprinkling chocolate flakes, or putting the fresh fruits on top of the icing are a good fit for most of them.
As kids grow, they will develop the skills, attention span, and interest to do more significant responsibilities while enjoying learning with us adults. Exposure and experiencing this activity with our students can foster an interest in food and cooking that will last for life!
Aim：This project aims at three leanings: 1) To practice our students’ creativity by allowing them to decorate their products. 2) To let them understand the responsibility of preparing their food and help them understand the importance of good hygiene. 3) To practice their negotiating and entrepreneurial skills by letting them talk with the buyers of their products.
Procedure：The students will watch the demo of cupcake decorating done by Foreign Teacher Jay. Students would be able to identify all the ingredients and toppings to be used for this activity. With their creativity, students would create their flavors using the available ingredients: blueberries, strawberries, lemon, and chocolate flakes. After the presentation, students would be able to decorate their cupcakes with the guidance of their teachers. And for the last part, students would be able to sell their decorated cupcakes for 1 yuan each and make money from their crafts.
Dawn: “I learned how to put on gloves.”
Hannah: “I learned how to put the icing on my cupcake.”
Tommy: “I learned how to make money.”
Mark: “I learned how to bargain. At first, I sold my cupcakes for 100 yuan, but nobody wanted to buy them, then I sold them for 50 yuan, but still, nobody wanted to buy them, then I sold them for 1 yuan, and finally they bought them.”
Manda: “I will use my money to add up on my savings to buy a house for my grandparents.”
Wendy: “I will buy a flower for my mother.”
Hannah: “I will buy flowers for my mother too.”
Claire: “I will buy new toys.”
Angel: “I want to buy a new cellphone and transfer my mother’s money on it.”
Boys: “We will buy new toys.”