Today the Blue reading group read ‘Mr Marvel and the Lemonade’, a story about a magician who makes lemonade. To extend our learning, we then followed and sequenced instructions to make our very own lemonade. We all agreed it was delicious!
Scroll down for the recipe, if you wish to try making some at home.
- First, make the sugar syrup. Put 200g caster sugar and 250ml water into a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. This makes enough syrup for 2 jugfuls and it can be kept in the fridge for up to 1 week. Remember to ask an adult for help with this, as it involves using the cooker.
2. Squeeze the juice from 6 lemons into a jug.
3. Add in half the sugar syrup and fill up the rest of the jug with cold water.
4. Mix to combine and add ice and lemon slices if desired.
P1 had a super exciting day today for the start of STEM week.
We loved seeing Mario and Luigi at the Launch Assembly and had a fantastic time designing our cars for the Busby Grand Prix.
Dr Poltronieri came to visit us in the afternoon to tell us all about her job making medicines. We couldn’t believe that new medicines can take up to 20 years to test and produce! It was fascinating to hear all about her work and we really enjoyed her chemical experiments. It was amazing to see how the gloves filled with dry ice grew so huge!
Finally, we loved getting the chance to make our own potions at the tuff tray. We mixed and poured and had lots of great discussions about what our potions would do. We can’t wait to see what other fun tuff tray challenges are out this week and to attend all our other exciting workshops and activities!
For World Book Day, P1 read ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by Drew Dwyer and we enjoyed all our exciting learning experiences based on the book. We coloured pictures in unusual and creative ways, we made our own placards and we wrote postcards from the crayons.
We also went outside with P2 to show off our fantastic costumes.
Thank you to everyone for their donations!
Primary 1 enjoyed their visit to Busby Library yesterday to receive their Bookbug bags. We read all three of the stories, One Button Benny, I am Bat and Eric Makes a Splash, and we will be voting for our favourite in a couple of weeks.
As part of Book Week Scotland, we will also be taking part in a competition to design a book cover – check back here next week to see some of our fabulous entries!