What do "CH" sounds and CHocolate CHip pancakes have in common? Yummy learning!
This morning I ventured to the local grocery for a bag of grapes. Fast forward fifteen minutes into my shopping journey and I found myself dreaming up an engaging learning activity, sure to spark the young ones' curiosities.
Arriving home, I was greeted by three youngers and one older all wondering what was tucked in the grocery bags. To their utter surprise, mom had purchased buy-one-get-one chocolate chip pancake mix. Not the healthiest breakfast choice, but a grocery bargain as well as a catalyst for a morning of learning fun.
We read the box, followed directions, and mixed the ingredients. As I "wrote" in the pan, three pair of eyes gazed eagerly.
"MOM, you wrote a 'C'!"
Yes, indeed! Encouraged by her excitement, I "wrote" another letter.
"MOM, you wrote a 'H'!"
Yes, indeed! We now had two letters bubbling away.
"What sound do they make together?" I inquired. We all made the "CH" sound.
After making a batch of pancakes, we sat to eat. As we enjoyed our yummy CHocolate CHip pancakes we thought of more CH words.
Later in the morning, as I helped the olders with math and language arts, a younger learner cut CH words from the weekly grocery ad, creating a CH meal on a paper plate.
A productive morning indeed!