First, I covered the tables with this amazing tablecloth roll from Oriental Trading. It is red and white checked! Doesn't it remind you of a pizzeria tablecloth!!!!!
I used Melonheadz amazing pizza clip art to create all of my pizza props. First were the oven mitt supply holders. I took their pencil boxes away and enlarged the oven mitt from Melonheadz set and stapled a bag to put their supplies in to the back. Voila, they got to put their supplies in an oven mitt!
I bought pizza pans from the Dollar Tree! I bought one for each pizza chef to have at their place. So here is their place setting!
I also decorated the morning message and their morning work sign with pizza clip art from Melonheadz!!!
Of course we had to get mustaches as well!!!
So here is what the classroom looked like when I was done transforming it! Do you love my lights? I made them into giant slices of pepperoni pizza using the bulletin board paper from school!!
Of course I had to have a photo booth outside! So I took a piece of the awesome tablecloth from Oriental Trading, Melonheadz pizza chef enlarged to 500 and an awesome banner I found at Target and created this awesome photo booth that I later turned into a writing display!! But first, here it is as a photo booth!
So our day was centered around pizza. We learned about pizza using a nonfiction text and then they did a follow me activity and made a pizza chef. They then used all of the new knowledge and their personal experiences and wrote a how to writing piece on how to make a pizza. I love how they came out!!
And here is the photo booth as a display for their how to writings!
They then worked on sentence creation centers and they also did a pizza read the room!
All of their centers were put into real pizza boxes that I received from a local pizza parlor!!
Then we went into Math! I just love Melissa and Doug products and Oriental Trading does cary them!!!! They had the amazing chef puppet, so of course I had to get one to teach fractions and pizza math with!!!
So we used these amazing stickers from oriental trading that looked like real pizzas to practice our fractions. So we made a fraction book, showing a whole pizza, a pizza cut in two halves and a pizza cut into fourths. Then we did a quick assessment by holding up the correct flap and showing the correct fraction when asked!
We then used pizza sticker scenes from Oriental Trading and built our own pizzas. We then cut them in half and in quarters. We were asked to come up and feed Chef Charlie different fractions because he was hungry! They loved this activity!
Pizza Number Bonds from oriental trading were a big hit during small group time!
They also did a pizza skip counting small group activity and a fraction activity!
Then they had to show me half of their pizza and a quarter of their pizza!!!
The Pizzeria was a hit! My kids loved it and were so excited to learn!!! Thank you Oriental Trading for being amazing and I can't wait to share my next room transformation with you!!!! I hope this has inspired you to try this out!!! Remember, oriental Trading has everything you need for your kids to experience amazing hands on learning activities!!!!