December 18

Old Fashioned Tree Ornaments

Recently, we made a Christmas ornament using a cinnamon stick and some holiday fabric cut into strips. It looks like an old fashioned type of ornament that perhaps would have been made decades ago.

We first learned a little bit about cinnamon and where it comes from. Some students guessed that cinnamon came from the ground and we dig it up. Others thought it came from apples somehow. A few thought it was a plant. But, we all agreed that we enjoy the taste of cinnamon in things like:

  • cinnamon rolls
  • on top of pies, cakes, muffins
  • on top of hot chocolate
  • on apples

When we watched the short video below, we learned where it really comes from…the bark of cinnamon trees!

Did you know that 90% of the world’s cinnamon comes from Sri Lanka? The cinnamon sticks we used actually came from Indonesia.

The ornaments were finished with a button that each student got to pick out and then we added some twine to hang our ornaments on a tree. They turned out so lovely!

 

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Posted December 18, 2018 by MrsS in category Teacher Talk, The Arts

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