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

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Fourth and Ten
Grade Levels
1st - 5th
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33 pages
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Enjoyed using this resource at the beginning of the year. I have used bits and pieces of the package and hope to do the full thing once covid is over!


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:
Being Yourself
Being a Good Friend
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!

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