Happy National Jelly Bean Day – April 22, 2014
I first became aware of this day when Emily was in 4-H and she and a friend were scheduled to give a presentation in April when they were 5th graders. If I remember correctly, Allie loved Jelly Beans and the girls came laughing to their mothers ( that silly -“We know our mothers won’t approve, but it’s worth a try!”laugh) that they had a brilliant idea for a presentation. Much to the girls’ dismay we said, “Great idea!” So, they began researching, discovering all kinds of interesting facts about the confectionary delight!
The next time I was reminded of National Jelly Bean Day was Emily’s eighth grade year when I was her pre-algebra teacher. Yes, any chance to have food in math class was worth a try! Some of the activities included Guessing (estimating) the jelly beans in a jar, fraction activities, and studying the labels on various packages – calculating the calories, cost, and servings per bag. Speaking of labels. LOOK at one of the first things on the label!!
Learn more about the process of making Jelly Beans.
Happy National Jelly Bean Day!