Sunday, February 2, 2014
I Am A Pizza
I love creating lessons where I can teach yet let my kids be little. So much of our day is filled with work that has to be done. Therefore, when I am given the opportunity to create freely, I take advantage. Last week, I created a series of lessons which went along with our reading series theme, food and menu writing. I used I Am A Pizza as our focal point because who doesn't love pizza. We were able to echo read from our song cards which helped with total engagement and participation.
Afterwards, I pretended to order a pizza but the students quickly noted that I got my order all wrong. I forgot to tell the size and what kind of pizza I wanted.
Over the next two days, we made our menu together. (Please, ignore my misspelling of broccoli). I created a sentence frame for them to use when ordering their pizzas. I handed them phones so that they could place their orders. They loved it! As I walked around the room, I could hear kids talking and see lots of happy children learning.
Finally, came the best part!
Using 24"x24" yellow and brown construction paper, I had prepped pizza wedges that I stapled at the top and cut a rounded neck.
Students recited their order and went to work making their pizza.
They had a blast making their pizzas and loved wearing them. In fact, many wore them outside to play and as we marched out at the end of the day. All in all, I think it was a successful lesson.