I just found the photos from our Little Red Hen on one of my many camera cards... We did this unit after Fall/Pumpkins/Apples.. leading up to Thanksgiving..and right before our Gingerbread Man unit. Our student "I Can" statements were about answering questions/asking questions about the story, counting sets, and identifying shapes.
We had many cooking/baking projects including mixing homemade bread! The kids measured and mixed and I took the bread home and baked it. I found a really easy recipe from Steamy Kitchen http://steamykitchen.com/168-no-knead-bread-revisited.html The post says "so easy a 4 year old can do it!"and it was THAT easy! It is no fail, really tasty bread that I have made several times now for family since our unit.
For counting sets, students counted baked snacks like crackers and even mini chocolate cookies (cookie crisp cereal!). We read many different versions of the little red hen, including "Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza." Students created paper plate pizzas with paper shapes..they turned out really cute..have to find the photo I took..it's somewhere on one of those camera cards : )
|Sign for our pretend bakery that I made last year. I used images of real life bakers, breads, and pastries. I found these great stickers at Michaels.|
|My mother in law made this really cool pie.. she has been making all kinds of "amigurumi" foods and characters for our classroom!|
|Small, medium and large amigurumi cookies, fortune cookies, felt cinn. rolls, and cookies... varied textures and sizes!|
|I picked up some baking tins and trays from the dollar store for our pretend bakery : )|
|We read "The Best Mouse Cookie" before we counted sets with cookie crisp cereal...it's so much fun to incorporate literacy with other subjects!|
|For the sensory tub, students sifted, poured, measured, and drew letters in flour.|
|And TADAAAA!!! my new blocks center curtains! The fabric is from Hobby Lobby. LOVE!|