Math Central <BR> Investigation Organizer: Grade 3, Chapter 2

## Snack Attack!

Summary: You need to feed 20 kindergarten students healthful snacks for five days. Your group is in charge of planning a shopping list and a menu. Think about what kinds of foods make healthful snacks. Use a grocery flyer to help you make your choices. Be sure to write down your menu and shopping lists.

1. Plan It

B. List some of your group's choices. Make sure you have a different snack for each day. Use the Snack Choices Chart to help keep track of your list.

• There are 20 students in the class. How much of each food item do you need for each student? How much will you need for them to drink?
• How you will serve the snacks? These might be useful: napkins, paper cups, paper towels, plastic spoons.

Our research completed

2. Put It Together

A. Write a shopping list.

• Choose five snacks and drinks.
• Tell how many packages of each thing you will need.
Write down your list on the Shopping List Chart.

B. List the prices. Find the prices on the grocery store flyer or another way. Write down the prices in the cost column of your Shopping List Chart.

C. Find the cost. Use a calculator to figure out how much all of the groceries will cost.

Our shopping list completed

3. Wrap It Up

B. Draw a picture of the snacks for the kindergarten class.

• Did you add the cost of the snacks correctly?
• How did you decide which snacks to buy?