This is the SymbolStix version of this resource.
The Chef Salad Song is a great way to encourage students to collaborate to make a salad. You do not need to use all the items listed in the song. The resource is designed with a launch pad allowing you to sing only about the subset of items that you plan to include. A multifaceted star in the upper right corner of header will allow you to return to the ‘items launch pad/chorus’ to select the next item to be added to the Chef salad. A button at the bottom of the launch page allows you to navigate to the the concluding page, i.e., We made a Chef salad ...
This resource is ideally personalized. With a little bit of effort you can use the change picture command of PowerPoint to substitute photo faces of your students for the face illustrations provided in the downloaded song. Please refer to several blog posts that explain this process. http://bit.ly/PersonalizingPoems http://bit.ly/PhotoFaces http://bit.ly/1Qc7lrk
Each student can be assigned the task of preparing his or her salad item. You can certainly make this portion of the activity a literacy activity by providing a written assignment or symbol-supported instructions for each item. e.g., Cucumbers: 1. Wash the cucumber. 2. Use a knife to cut the cucumber into thin slices. 3. Put your cucumber slices in a small bowl. Cheese: 1. Grate the cheese into small pieces. 2. Put the shredded cheese in a small bowl. It may be helpful to set a timer to establish a time frame for getting the prep work completed. When it’s time to re-convene to assemble the Chef salad, the song can be used to allow each child to dump the contents of their small bowl into the larger salad bowl.
This resource can be presented large on the ‘big screen’ (interactive whiteboard, large screen TV using apple TV and an iPad) or the ‘small screen’ (computer monitor, iPad). The pen tools of the interactive whiteboard can be used to write in student names. If you’ve opted to not personalize your resource, children can still have fun inventing names for the imaginary characters in the song. The child ‘in charge’ of a particular ingredient, has ‘naming rights’ for the imaginary character depicted in the song. The Facilitator then writes the assigned name on the interactive whiteboard using the pen tools.