For many families, summer vacation is just around the corner. In-school students, distance learning pros, and homeschool families alike are gearing up for a bit of well-deserved summer fun, but the traditional months-long gap in instruction can leave some students out of practice come fall. Parents, tutors, and educators have countless tools at their disposal to mitigate the so-called “summer slump,” and chocolate candy from Wockenfuss is an excellent teaching tool. Follow these tips to put fun and chocolate candy in this summer’s lesson plan!
Use Chocolate Candy to Practice Sorting, Charting, and Other Basic Math Skills
Illustrating simple mathematical concepts isn’t always easy, especially when young learners are involved. Bringing props like chocolate candy to the table can help students grasp the day’s lesson and have fun doing it. Teachers and parents can organize lessons in probability, sorting, and charting with our chocolate filled seashells, tailoring the lesson’s content to fit each student’s proficiency. Give your students a handful of candy and instruct them to sort their pile by color. Teach students how to keep track of their results in a chart, introduce the concept of probability, and explore different methods of graphing data. Our gummies are ideal for math lessons, too!
Chocolate Candy Makes a Riveting Research Topic
Research projects are a cornerstone of virtually any curriculum. The skills that students acquire through research are highly transferable, and the lessons they learn in the process can stay with them for decades. Whether the end result is a written report, a presentation, or a simple conversation over dinner, having students execute their own (guided) research helps them grow as critical thinkers. Assigning interesting topics for summer research projects is a fantastic way to keep students engaged while encouraging them to learn. Encourage students to learn more about the history and production of their favorite chocolate candy, or assign a book report on a relevant book. Letting students take the lead on the topic of their research gives them greater control and agency in their education — and it allows them to have fun, too!
Keep Students Interested and Engaged with Sweet Treats
Chocolate candy doesn’t have to be an educational tool to be welcome in the classroom. Parents and educators often use candy to reward good behavior, class participation, and hard work. Pick up a bunch of your students’ favorite treats from Wockenfuss to incentivize good performance this summer!
A Wide Selection of Delicious Treats from Wockenfuss Candies
Head to WockenfussCandies.com and browse our wide selection of chocolates and candies; we promise you won’t be disappointed! Wockenfuss Candies is one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We opened our doors in 1915 and have proudly served the people of Baltimore ever since. If you have any questions about our wide selection of chocolates, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!