Two of our favorite Cook-a-Book books are Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is rhythmic book in which the letters of the alphabet climb up a coconut tree until it's branches are too full and they all spill out. During our study of this book, we crack open a real coconut and taste raw coconut and coconut water. We play lots of alphabet games during the week. Our culminating cooking project is to create and then eat our own coconut trees!
One of our cooking projects is to build a "coconut" tree and add alphabet letters to the tree. The children start with a stalk of celery for the trunk and add spinach leaves for the top of the tree. They can use grapes for coconuts and add other food items to complete their trees. Don't their creations look delicious and healthy?
The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the life of a caterpillar from a tiny egg to a hungry caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly. The text is playful and fun and serves as a springboard to read nonfiction books with lots of facts about real caterpillars and butterflies. Throughout the week, we focus on the life cycle of butterflies and we practice sequencing and retelling stories.
With a milkweed plant in the classroom, we can observe real caterpillars at work as they nibble on leaves and we get to see the caterpillar grow and transform right before our eyes!
Five year olds observing a butterfly that just emerged from its chrysalis. When it's wings finished drying, we took it outside and released it near our butterfly garden.
A preschooler created a "butterfly" using a cheese stick for the body and lots of fresh fruits and veggies to decorate the wings. Simply delicious!
Cook-a-Book Camp is not only lots of fun ... it provides many rich learning experiences as we explore literacy, math, and science concepts with hands-on experiences. Do you want to sign you little one up for the fun?
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Preschool age children 3 to 5 years old can enroll in our Cook-a-Book Camp. Visit our school to schedule a tour learn more about this engaging camp experience.
Summer camp will end at the end of July, and public schools will resume in early August. Our VPK program for the 2019-2020 school year will begin in mid-September, giving us an opportunity to complete renovations at our new building and move into our new home for the new school year.
To bridge between summer camp and the start of our school year, we will offer a second session of Cook-a-Book Camp in August. Be sure to register so your child can enjoy the fun of Cook-a-Book!