Which country is larger, the United States or Mexico? Let's do an experiment to find out. About how many Mexicos do you think will fit inside the United States? Write your estimates on a piece of paper. We will use the word approximately. This word means just about or almost. See how many Mexicos fit inside the US, were you close?
Color the United States green and Mexico brown with colored pencils or markers. Glue the United States on a piece of blue construction paper. Glue Mexico below the US because it is South of the US. Then write: Mexico is approximately ____times smaller than the area of the United States. (write how many Mexicos fit into the US)
1/2 cup sifted flour 1/8 teaspoon salt small pinch baking sods 2 tablespoons sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons buttermilk mixture (mix together 1/3 cup buttermilk to 1 egg) fat for deep frying cinnamon and sugar for coating
1. Measure and mix all ingredients together to form a soft dough. 2. Add more milk mixture if necessary. 3. Break off small ball of dough. Roll in hands and shape into tiny doughnuts, or into cigar shapes. 4. Make as many as their dough allows. 5. Fry doughnuts in hot deep fat at 350 degrees until brown. 6. Drain on paper towels. 7. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.