Sunday, June 7, 2015

Monday Made It~Synonym Cinnamon Rolls!

OK I am linking up with Monday Made it to show off the Chef hats I made for my students! These were so much fun, not to mention the whole entire lesson itself. I am going to share the whole activity. I know it's not your typical  Monday Made It, But since I just finished shoo on Friday I did NOT make anything over the weekend, I relaxed! Before getting back at it! But the rest of the summer I will be Making Stuff like crazy again!

So I realized I have not blogged in forever! I have been so busy with the end of the year and my life, that I have had NO down time at all! But It is officially Summer Vacation for me! And I am pumped for all the different linky parties that I can now take part in again, along with major creating of things on my life, and posting new products!  This year has FLOWN by! Anyone else feel the same way? I feel like I just started the school year with my adorable little ones! Saying goodbye to them was so sad. But enough about that...on to something I wanted to share, that I did with my students in the last month of school.

I did the contraction surgery this year, and the punctuation police activities and my students loved both of those! I remember seeing this blog last year from ... Miss Vericker's Adventures ...I saved this link and kept reminding myself that I wanted to do someone like that this year too. So I did! On one of those great Teachers Pay Teachers sales, I purchased this..... Synonym Rolls Center and Activities . 

I could not wait to use it! So this is how it turned out!!! 

1st off my students loved it! So every minute of prep was worth it! Note it did take some time getting it all together. We had learned about synonyms for about a week before we did this activity. 

-1st thing I had to do was make the hats! 22 Chef Hats! Made from sentence strips and 2 pieces of tissue paper. 
-2nd I had to "make" cinnamon rolls..OK I cheated on this one, and just bought already made Little Debbie Rolls, and just put them in tray. (I knew I wouldn't have enough time to make any)
-3rd I had to have the cinnamon rolls from the activity printed and put around the room. 

OK so this is how it went.....

My students worked with their Scoot Partners...I have a high and a low student paired together for Scoot activities...

They walked around the room with each other...wearing their Chef hats, with a clipboard that had a paper with 6 cinnamon rolls. They had to walk around and find 6 cinnamon rolls around the room. 
-This one had the word Large...Students wrote large on their cinnamon roll, and then on that same one they wrote synonyms for the word large. Some just wrote one, others wrote 2-3.  Other words were.. small, cash, house, rescue, fast,... 

OK so once they were all done, they went to their desk and colored and cut their synonym cinnamon rolls out. Then they brought them to my table, read them to me and then "baked them at my table" taped them into their trays. 

After everyone was done with their cinnamon rolls on their trays, it was time to finally EAT some! 

I called my Scoot Partners up together, then asked the high student to pick a roll, then the lower student had to find the synonym for the word their partner asked for. Then it was time to eat them!

My students absolutely loved this activity! They had so much fun, and were all very engaged! 

I thank Miss Vericker's Adventures so much for sharing this activity on her blog last year! And Christie over at First (&2nd) Grade Fever! for her activities that she has in her store. Go check them both out!! 

Happy Summer! 


  1. How fun! I'm sure they will remember it for a while! :)

  2. What a creative lesson! I'm loving the chef hats!!:)

    Mrs. Solis Teaching Treasures

  3. What a great, hands on activity that wasn't just a worksheet!

    Learning at the Teacher Table

  4. I'm sure the food aspect hit the lesson home! :)

    A Very Curious Class


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