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Cooking Up a Great Year Together {a tasty back to school activity}

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1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

This listing is for one of my FAVORITE back to school activities! Cooking Up a Great Year Together is an activity centered around high quality children's literature, character trait discussions, and FOOD! :)
For six days, this activity is completed over the first few weeks of school,because of the activities involved I do not recommend doing more than one book/activity a day, you will read a book to your class that focuses on a particular character trait. Your class will then make text to self connections as they fill out the accompanying organizer for the character trait. Once the organizers have been completed, your class will make an anchor chart together on what that character looks like in your classroom!

Once all the books have been read and the character traits have been discussed, your class gets to enjoy a special trail mix made up of ingredients that symbolize each of the character traits you have been studying.

Please download the detailed preview to see all the goodies inside! :)

Character traits discussed/included:
Sharing
Kindness
Being Yourself
Being a Good Friend
Teamwork
Responsibility
This file was updated on 7/11 to freshen up fonts and add a half sheet student journal for each of the traits.
My class has always enjoyed this activity, and it is something they truly remember all year long! If you have any questions about this product, please email me at lisa at fourthnten dot com!

Visit my blog for more information on this product! Fourth and Ten

Thank you for your interest, and I hope you enjoy!
Total Pages
33
Answer Key
Does Not Apply
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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On  November 15, 2013Daniella Rottier (TpT Seller) said:
I am a first year teacher! This product was awesome in the first weeks of school! My students loved it and I loved it! Thanks!
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On  October 7, 2013,  Megan A. said:
Great way to start off the year, and I was able to find most of the books to tie into the snacks! :)
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I used this at the beginning of the year and displayed the posters throughout the year of a bulletin board. I loved that I was able to reference back to them throughout the year.
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On  August 17, 2013,  Buyer said:
My kids are loving the books, discussions, and webs. I can't wait to see their faces when I bring out the food! Great set!!
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On  July 19, 2013Ashley Carter (TpT Seller) said:
Thank you so much for this unit. Great for the first week of school. Thanks for including the literature with the unit. Can't wait to use these lessons!
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I'll be using this in the fall, and the kids will love it. I also like the literature connections.
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LOVE THIS FOR SETTING THE "MOOD" IN MY CLASSROOM!! THANKS!
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This was an awesome activity! My students loved doing each activity leading up to making the treats!
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On  November 11, 2013,  Kristen T. said:
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Fun way to start the year!
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Our school theme this year was cooking and this was a really fun way to start the year and to teach the different parts of being a good classmate!
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On  August 26, 2013Kimberlee Burris (TpT Seller) said:
perfect for back to school and my citizenship unit!
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On  August 25, 2013SdotC in Grade 3 (TpT Seller) said:
This activity is so cute! I can't wait to use it this week with my students!
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On  August 16, 2013,  Julie C. said:
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On  August 15, 2013,  Kristen P. said:
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On  August 9, 2013Erin O'Brien (TpT Seller) said:
cannot wait to use this with my class this year!
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On  August 5, 2013,  Jessica C. said:
Fun to do! Helps making b2s exciting.
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On  July 30, 2013,  Buyer said:
Wonderful for character traits!!!
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On  July 18, 2013,  Buyer said:
Fun activity!
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On  June 2, 2013,  Buyer asked:
I really like this idea for the beginning of the year, but want to know if the read alouds are appropriate for fourth grade. Would you consider making an older version of this? Thank you!
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On  June 2, 2013Fourth and Ten answered:
I teach 4th grade and the books used are appropriate. I included a wide variety if book suggestions as well. Hope this helps!
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On  October 9, 2012,  Christy B. asked:
I'm having the same problem with mine. When I get to page 21 it stops printing. I've tried to print them individually, but it didn't work. Did the other person get it fixed? Thanks.
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On  October 9, 2012Fourth and Ten answered:
Hello! Thank you for your purchase! First try this link to see if one of these solutions help! http://ericabohrer.blogspot.com/2012/05/trouble-opening-tpt-files.html
Typically, issues with PDF files come from your Adobe Reader not being up to date. Since you are having an issue with your printer, please also try updating your driver. These items have lots of graphics, which can make printing take longer. Also, could you trying printing it at another location? I know it's a pain, but can often pinpoint whether you are having a problem with the document or the printer. I would say it's with the printer, as I haven't had a problem printing the document, using the same that I uploaded, or many other customers that have used this with their class. If updating adobe or your printer drivers don't work, please contact TpT Support under the contact us tab. They can often pin point exactly what is wrong based on your operating system.
Thanks!
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On  July 18, 2012,  Michelle O. asked:
I teach 3rd grade at a year round school and am excited to use your cooking up a great year back to school activity. I am having difficulty printing it however. I was able to print pages 1 - 21 but can't get the rest. Any suggestions?
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On  July 18, 2012Fourth and Ten answered:
Hmmm...did you try printing the remaining pages on a different printer? Or set your printer to print pgs. 21 to the rest of the document and see if that works. Please let me know if one of those options work. If not, I can try sending you a PDF of only the pages you need. Just email me at lisa@fourthnten.com
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