As we were adding puzzle pieces to our count to 100 puzzle, Malina suggested that the picture may be a cake. Kaled then asked if we could bake a cake. We made a list of the items we needed, and Mrs. Bartley brought the ingredients in the next day. We also added the word cake to the word wall. We then found out the oven didn’t work! Oh no! We thought of people who could fix the oven (Mr. Pizzaro, Cameron’s Popaw, and what may be wrong with the oven) and decided we would wait until the repairman came. Finally the oven was fixed on Wednesday! We checked our list to make sure we had all the ingredients. (Mrs. Bartley forgot the cookies) We then took turns adding the ingredients and mixing the batter. We discussed how it smelled (yummy like cake, but the vinegar was yucky and the batter was gooey) We put it in the oven and set the timer for 28 minutes. We waited until after lunch to add the chocolate icing and then we each enjoyed a piece of cake! We then shared our cake with the office and other teachers. We wrote in our journals, using the word cake and if we liked the cake or not. We also read Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells. We noticed the character Max wrote a list just like we did! We also compared the ingredients Max and Ruby used in their cake to the ingredients we used in our cake. Next we would like to bake a chocolate cake!
While involved in the Cake Project students used the following learning concepts:
K.RF.1 Understand print concepts
-we understood the words and pictures on our list and the words and pictures on the recipe
K.RF.1 Reading Literature for a purpose
-we read our list, Bunny Cakes and the recipe together for the purpose of knowing what we needed, how to bake the cake and comparing it to Max and Ruby’s ingredients.
K.RL.2.1 Ask and Answer questions about main text
-we discussed the events in Bunny Cakes
K.RL.2.4 Elements of text
-We discussed the characters and events of Bunny Cakes
-we measured out our ingredients comparing what we used the most and least of
K.1.1 Physical Science
-we observed all our ingredients by sight and smell, and discussed how they changed when they were added together
Author: Jessica Bartley, Kindergarten Teacher