This year, however, with our cooking theme, we decided to add that cooking element once again in a more frequent way. We'll still do our more traditional "how to" unit interwoven in our larger non-fiction writing, but by "cooking" every other Wednesday we'll have a bank of cooking experiences and recipes as the foundation for those beginning "how tos" when we begin our large unit of non-fiction writing in January.
Our first cooking experience was "First Grade Trail Mix." Today it was "Ants on a Log." The projects are simple for these first recipes as you can see in the writing below. We are expecting our students to be able to give the recipe a title, list the ingredients, give the few simple steps and write an opinion to close. We provide paper specific to this kind of writing. As the year progresses, the recipes will become a little more complex and the writing will include more detail and description. But, for today, we enjoyed our healthy snack and our writing lesson!
Ants on a Log
First you get the celery. Then you put the peanut butter on the celery.
Next you put raisin on your celery.
Then you eat it. It was yummy. I will eat it again.