Compound Cooks

Ummm…how many of y’all were able to take full advantage of Sonic’s ALL DAY Happy Hour today?!?!  Me! Me! Me!  Actually, one of the sweet girls on our team made a Sonic run for us early this morning and then I got a follow-up drink later on when one of my sweet mom’s surprised me with a drink!!  Needless to say, it was a great day!  I was a very happy, very CAFFEINATED teacher! 

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What goes better with caffeine than food?!?!  Today we were all COOKS!  Compound Cooks, that is.  {If you can’t tell by now, my mind is ALWAYS on food!  HA!}  Seriously though.  I’ve introduced compound words before this week, but now we’re finally digging deeper!  I introduced my little Compound Cook to the kids today and we talked about how similar compound words are to recipes.

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A recipe is made up of DIFFERENT ingredients that when COMBINED together, it makes something brand new…just like compound words.  When two DIFFERENT words are COMBINED together, it makes a brand new word!  And where do Compound Cooks get their recipes?!?!  In Compound Cookbooks, of course! 

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I had my kids make their own recipes for a compound word of their choice today…we wore our chef hats and everything!  These are going into our classroom Compound Cookbook! I left my camera at home…and my phone died…so this is all I got to show ya! 

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We started on the cutest little Compound Cook craftivity today, but I have nothing to show for it.  I’ll have to remember my camera tomorrow so I can share…they’re turning out so stinkin’ cute!!!   And I can’t wait to share my newest little mini unit….complete with our little Compound Cook craftivity…

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I’m absolutely BEAT right now.  I guess after all that caffeine, I’m crashin’ pretty hard!!  We just got back from t-ball practice and I’m waiting on Mr. Spouse to get here with the groceries so I can cook dinner.  In the meantime, it’s time for me to get these dirty little boys in the bathtub!!  Here’s to crashin’ hard and hittin’ the pillow early tonight :)

41 comments:

  1. Everything looks yummy! I look forward to seeing more pictures and your new unit!

    Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  2. We can totally do this in kindergarten! Thanks for sharing!!! Do you have this up on TPT!? I'd love to get a copy!!! =)

    Jessica
    Under the Alphabet Tree

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  3. This is a precious idea!! Love it! :)

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  4. Love the cook!! I don't have a Sonic in my town, but made a Target run tonight that had a Sonic...I so did not know about this Happy Hour All Day. Must have been an act of God to make me pass it by tonight. Thanks for sharing the great ideas!
    Robynn
    BusyBees

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  5. The sonic special was a great surprise today! I had no idea until I ordered!

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  6. Super duper cute, as always! My son's first baseball game was tonight and I'm beat! Can't wait to dream a little dream...

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  7. This is so stinkin adorable.
    What is the name of the font you used for the title of the unit?

    Kelly
    Beg, Borrow, Steal

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    1. THanks girl! The font is called "Oh {Photo} Shoot!" from Kevin & Amanda :)

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    2. Gotcha...so you just highlighted it in powerpoint? I love the blue highlight around it! I've been trying to figure out just how to do that. Thanks! :)

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    3. Yes!! What version of Power Point do you have? That option wasn't available on 2007, but it is on 2010. You just go to format...click on picture/text effects....choose glow...and the rest is pretty straightforward! Hope this helps!!

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  8. Cute as always! We are always teaching with food too!

    We eat lots of compound words...a great way to tie in adjectives and fractions too! =)


    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  9. Great ideas!! Love your cookbook!
    I just posted about a food related activity, too :)
    Food is where it's at!
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  10. I've NEVER had Sonic. I KNOW I'm missing out.
    LOVE the cookbook!
    ❤Traci❤
    Dragonflies in First

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  11. What kind of drinks do you get at Sonic? Are they just soda or something better? I've read online where people mention loving Sonic beverages, but I have NO IDEA what everyone is drinking! Am I missing out? Could it beat Diet Mountain Dew?
    Love your Chef!

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  12. You are so creative! What a cute way to introduce compound words!
    Sarah
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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  13. I Love Love Love your blog! All your ideas are wonderful and give me such great ideas to use with my first graders! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Fun! Love the mustache on the cook! Can you give me a dash of your artistic talent?!?! Adorable.

    Sheila

    Sprinkle Teaching Magic

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  15. I love your compound cook. Too cute! What do you use to draw your anchor charts? Your colors always look so bright.

    Swimming into Second

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  16. This is a great follow up to the synonym unit. Can't wait to see it all. Thanks so much!

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  17. I just recently found your site, and while I teach 3rd grade I have been able to adapt some of your ideas to my classroom. I think you are fabulous...and your kiddos are incredibly lucky to have a teacher like you!

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  18. I can't wait to purchase the compound mini unit! So, so cute! I wanted to share with you a website I just found out about from our technology person yesterday. It is called classdojo.com. It is a great website for classroom management/behavior and not only that it is F-R-E-E....free!! It is interactive and you can even send your students behavior report via email through the program daily. I'm still learning and they are adding features all the time! Some suggestions made today by one of my team members is it would be great for helping keep up with students who have behavior modifications too. It tracks exactly what times the students behaviors are occurring also. I just thought I would share it with you since you are always sharing great ideas with us!

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  19. I absolutely LOVE your Compound Cook. I wish we had a Sonic close to us, but the closest one is about 45 minutes away.

    Cara
    http://theteachersbackpack.blogspot.com

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  21. can't wait for this to come up on the TPT store. We are doing this next week. I love your work. I am also in TX, so I am always looking at your blog. You must be a week of a head of my school. You are amazing! Love your blog!!

    LOVE SONIC! It is the best!

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  22. So adorable (as always)! I love your stuff Cara! :)

    Nicole
    A Frenzy of Fun in 1st Grade

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  23. Can I just say that you are my first grade teacher hero! You have the cutest ideas! They are colorful and engaging. I love checking out your blog.

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  24. What a fabulous way to express compound words! You are so creative!

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  25. My summer fun comes in kayaking, gardening, and sitting around fires toasting marshmallows....all with my family:)

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  26. Hi! My name is Tiffany Williams and I am a homeschooling mother of a 6 year old little girl. Both my daughter and I would LOVE it if you chose to give your freebie units to us so we can use them this summer and continue to learn. We do not have alot of money, so I have been extremely limited on the materials I purchase that she needs for her education. If you chose us as a recipient of your freebie units I would be extremely grateful and I guarantee that they will be put to good use! Thank you so much!!!

    My email address is homeschoolingkaylee@gmail.com.

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  27. Thank you for your awesome ideas! They help sooo much! :)

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  28. Kay Rew September 25,2012
    Where did you get the chef's hats (hopefully cheap!)
    Thank you for your enthusiastic, creativity which sparks learning!

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  29. Absolutely love this idea!! Thanks for sharing!

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