Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Flippin the Flapjacks- and Compound words!

Hello Everyone!
Another fabulous day in first grade! Today, the hands down favorite learning opportunity came with our study of compound words.  Who would have guessed that Laura Numeroff (our newest favorite author) used so many compound words in her work??  If You Give a Pig a Pancake is a perfect mentor text to use for teaching compound words.  We, of course, had to go big on the pancake theme!!  We learned about what compound words were using our new anchor chart (a stack of pancakes, of course) and learned how to find the two words that make up a compound word.  We divided words...with forks of course, read a poem with compound words in it, and set off to find compound words in some books.  Then it was time to become the chefs!!  During word work time, the kids got to wear an official "Smart Cookie Bakery" apron, create their own pancakes with compound words, and then practice flipping them!  They were pretty good.  After checking all their words with a friend, the stack of pancakes was stapled to the pan!  I think we have some future professional super reading chefs on our hands!! :)
A Stack of Compound Words Anchor Chart
Great job, chefs!!!

divide the word with a fork!!

Stackin up some compound fun unit mini poster

 enjoy a copy of our pancake compound word unit click here!

Or click here!

Hope you enjoyed your peek into our day!  Stop by again soon to see what we're cookin' up next!!


  1. Cute Cute Cute! Thanks for sharing!

    First Grade Delight

  2. Your chefs look so cute flipping their pancakes! Cute way of learning compound words!
    Conversations in Literacy

  3. I love your site, you have the cutest ideas I've ever seen! Thank you for the printing options!

  4. Love your entire site! Thank you so much!

  5. Perfect!! I have a kiddo in therapy working on compound words and I have this book, too. Your unit makes the perfect match. Thank you!!


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