Cookies help Granby students learn NY geography


Granby Elementary School fourth-graders have learned the sweet side of geography.
The annual New York State cookie project helped reinforce a social studies unit, which focused on the state’s geography and attributes. Students completed a self-assessment checklist, which helped them record activity highlights and improvement plans.
The fourth-graders were most happy to use a New York State-shaped chocolate chip cookie with M&Ms representing major cities, blue icing for rivers, Hershey kisses and chocolate chips for mountain ranges and mini M&Ms were used for other identifying features of the students’ choice.
“I learned all about the rivers and the mountains, and where they are,” said Asia Godbay.
As a part of the unit, Fourth-Grade Teacher Julie Wood said students colored in a New York State book of symbols, made infographics about the state and will make travel brochures for any New York vacation spot.


Wyatt Hoyt-Sanchez, left, and Brian Purdy, right, show off the New
York State cookie they made together during a recent geography unit.