Thursday, January 21, 2016

Bakery Classroom FLIP! Part One!!  We LOVE what happened in our room today!  I will be forever grateful to Hope King, Kim Bearden, and Chris Pombanyo for their CLASSROOM FLIPS inspiration!  If you don't follow these fantastic teachers...DO....IT...NOW!  :)
If you are not familiar with a classroom flip, it's basically when you totally change your room into a new environment to build student engagement with a specific content area in mind.
For our BAKERY FLIP, we were focused on Language Arts and specifically how stories are much like "recipes".  They must follow a particular order (beginning, middle, and ending) and have certain ingredients (characters, setting, problem, and solution).  We spent quality time on 5 standards throughout the day in reading literature, not too mention some additional math standards!
We'll highlight each standard that matches each activity!
So...we began with the invitation to the kiddos.  We sent this on the Friday before the flip on Monday.  That gave them all weekend to wonder what they heck was going on in their classroom!!!
Tips to get your kindergarten kiddos overflowing with motivation by flipping your classroom!

Next up, we had to FLIP the classroom and turn that sucker into a bakery!!!
Tips to get your kindergarten kiddos overflowing with motivation by flipping your classroom!

Now of course before we planned all of this decorating, we began the WHOLE FLIP with our content as the real FOCUS!  That's truly the most important part of any flip!

We'll end this post for now.  We plan on blogging again soon with the CONTENT for this flip. For now, here are the standards we taught during the flip!

With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. 
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).

Check back soon for more great photos and information about this amazing day! 


  1. What a cool idea. I bake every week in my class (31 years!) and not once have I thought of this. I love it!

  2. This looks so cute. Do you have an update on the lesson?