Clegern Cougar Summer Fun

Week 2: June 14 - June 18, 2021

Week 2: Cool Cooking!

Welcome to the second weekly newsletter! This week, we will be learning about one of my favorite activities: cooking!
Intro to Summer Learning Topic - Cooking

Grades PK-2

Yum, Yum in our tum!

Read cooking or food books from these suggested titles. Help your grown up make your favorite foods.


Yum, Yum in our tum!

Cooking with Math!

Cooking together offers many learning opportunities for talking about math. This site has tips for families and recipes to try.


Cooking with Math

My favorite tradition is...

Draw one family tradition your family has on a piece of paper. Pretend this is your refrigerator! What traditions do you have on your favorite holiday? Describe how you feel on your favorite holiday. With an adult, make one of your favorite snacks.
Our town bakers need a new shape for their doughnuts! Create a new shape for a doughnut and explain to your family why your design should be the new shape for doughnuts. You could use clay to create a model of your new shape, or just draw it on paper.

Cooking in the Kitchen!

Hands on cooking activities help children develop confidence and skill. Following recipes encourages children to be self directed and independent, it also teaches them to follow directions and develop problem-solving skills. Here's some recipes you can follow!


Cooking with kids (Link may not work on filtered devices.)

"Saying Goodbye to Technology Digital Citizenship

Sometimes it can be hard to get off of a device when you're having fun!
Watch this video for tips on how to say goodbye to a device when your time is up.


Saying goodbye to technology


Ask the following questions:

  1. Do you ever have a hard time pausing when you're in the middle of watching a show or playing a game? If so, why do you think it's hard to pause?
  2. Why do you think it's important to stop what you're doing and pause for people, even if you don't want to?

IXL Summer Boost Skill Plans

The summer boost skill plans highlight foundational and high-priority skills from the previous year to ensure students are on track to succeed in the next grade level. For each subject choose the grade you will enter in the fall.

Language Arts, Week 2:

Math, Week 2:

Grades 3-5

Food Truck Fun!

Food trucks are the latest! Design your own food truck and share it with your family.


Food Truck Fun

Baking Math for Families and Young Children

10 habits to form to employ math skills in baking


Baking Math

Food is All Around Me!

What are your favorite foods? Where did they come from? Make a list of the ingredients in your favorite food. Look up the ingredients to see the country of origin. Next time you are in Edmond, look at the different restaurants. Identify 5 different cultural traditions you see around town.

Cooking Inventions

A chef has just moved to a new, smaller kitchen. You have been tasked to design a new tool for her that is able to do multiple tasks. Using 10 items or less, design a tool that can do two different kitchen tasks, such as stirring and flipping.

Cooking in the kitchen!

Hands on cooking activities help children develop confidence and skill. Following recipes encourages children to be self directed and independent, it also teaches them to follow directions and develop problem-solving skills. Here's some recipes you can follow!


Cooking in the kitchen (Link may not work on filtered devices.)

The Power of Words Online: Digital Citzenship

Discuss the power of words, especially when chatting online. Watch the video below


The Power of Words


Now answer these questions with an adult at home:

1. Why do you think the other player made those comments to Guts?
2. What did Guts do in response to the mean words?
3. How is getting called names online similar to getting called names in person?
4. What are the rules of S.T.O.P.? What can you do if someone is mean to you online?

IXL Summer Boost Skill Plans

The summer boost skill plans highlight foundational and high-priority skills from the previous year to ensure students are on track to succeed in the next grade level. For each subject choose the grade you will enter in the fall.

Language Arts, Week 2:

Math, Week 1:

Cooking up a Good Story!

Try out these cooking-related stories!

  • Is That Wise, Pig? by Jan Thomas
  • I Will Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child
  • Block Party by Gwendolyn Hooks
  • Henry Helps Make Cookies by Beth Bracken*
  • Mr. Putter & Tabby Bake the Cake by Cynthia Rylant
  • Nixie Ness, Cooking Star by Claudia Mills
  • Finley Flowers: Original Recipe by Jessica Young*
  • How Did That Get in My Lunchbox? by Chris Butterworth
  • Mr. Crum's Potato Predicament by Anne Renaud
  • Eliza Bing is (not) a Big, Fat Quitter by Carmella Van Vleet
  • A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi (This is a Sequoyah nominee!)
  • A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff


*If prompted for a Capstone Interactive password, our username is clegern, our password is cougars (no caps!)

Additional Resources

Summer Reading

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