I do Classroom Transformations every Monday. My concept for this room transformation was about chefs cooking in the kitchen! This restaurant chef classroom transformation is so much fun because it involves food! Who doesn’t love food, right?
It’s an awesome activity for elementary students! They embark upon a cooking adventure where they solve 10 math activities that relate directly to math in the real world. No matter which grade level you teach, all of my classroom transformations align with common core standards.
CHEF CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 1:
In this classroom transformation, there are chef posters, signs, and banners you can use to set up your classroom to look like your students are in the restaurant. I put out a plate and napkin on their desk not only to set the scene, but also so they had something to eat their chocolate bar on.
CHEF CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 2:
My third graders solved ten math challenges about equivalent fractions (depending on the grade level, each room transformation practices a different set of skills). Students pretended to be chefs in this cooking classroom transformation and got to wear chef hats to truly feel the part.
CHEF CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 3:
Each student has a recording sheet to keep track of their work in every challenge. They have to look for all the challenges that are left around the room and solve it. I sign their work and check each challenge they have solved to ensure understanding. For those who finished fast, there was a writing activity where they could scan the QR code and learn fun facts about chefs/cooking.
CHEF CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 4:
When students finished all ten equivalent fraction challenges, they earned a chocolate bar to eat. I had them complete an equivalent fraction activity with the candy bar too! It was a great bonus for my fast finishers and great remediation I could do with my students who struggled with the main material. It helps students visualize and see equivalent fractions in a hands-on way. There are 2 different versions of the equivalent fractions chocolate bar page included so you can give the one that is appropriate for your third graders.
This math activity (in the pictures above) is appropriate for third and fourth grade students. It covers a variety of fraction skills such as,
-Equivalent Fractions on Number Lines
-Equivalent Fractions Using Fraction Strips
-Error Analysis with Equivalent Fractions
-Equivalent Fractions Using Pictures
You can check out this Chef Classroom Transformation HERE!
You may also find this post on Classroom Transformation Tips helpful. It lists my top 10 tips for making your classroom transformation easy and stress-free.
5th Grade Chef Classroom Transformation (COMING SOON!)
Every Monday, I do a classroom transformation! I call them Monday Fundays! Follow me on Instagram to check them out