Cooking Up a Great Year with Amelia Bedelia

Well, the kids returned to school today, and I am dead tired!  But, nothing to fear ~ I am still here for a fun blog hop AND Book Talk Thursday AND giveaway!
I have gotten together with 24 other bloggers to bring you a fun hop all centered around a cooking theme.  Once you finish my blog post, don't forget to enter the giveaway!  I am going to share a great book that is perfect for cooking with your students.
Do you love Amelia Bedelia?  I sure do, and I am so happy that there is a new series of books about Amelia when she was younger.  Amelia Bedelia always loves to cook in her books, and it is the one thing she is actually good at doing.  In the book, Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie, Amelia finds out what it takes to make an apple pie.

When I think of Amelia Bedelia, I think of her making major mistakes because she does not understand the multiple meanings of words.  In this book, Amelia Bedelia is portrayed as a young girl who is still learning. Though she doesn't understand everything, you can tell that it is more innocent ~ perfect for young children.

Like other Amelia Bedelia books, this book has a few idioms and multiple meaning words in it.  My favorite is when her grandfather tells her they are going to the farmer's market to get apples, and she thinks they are going to buy a farmer.  It reminds me of the innocence of children.

I have created a freebie to use with the book.  It focuses on using idioms and multiple meaning words.  The flip flap book has three sayings from the book on the outside.  On the inside, students can draw a picture or write what Amelia thinks it means and what it really means.  This is perfect for interactive notebooks or a simple assessment of understanding.  Click {here} or on the picture below to grab your freebie.

An example

When you are done, head on over to Teacher Treasure Hunter for another great cooking related idea!
If you get lost, head back to Comprehension Connection for the link up of all of the blogs!


  1. Cute idea for Amelia Bedelia! Although I can't use it for my kinders, I will be sure to steer my older elem friends to your post!
    Have a great new school year!
    Jenn :)
    Crayons & Cuties In Kindergarten

    1. Thanks, Jennifer! Please pass it on to them!


  2. A fabulous post Andrea - now I want to buy that book :) I do love Amelia Bedelia, so thank you :)

  3. I love Amelia Bedelia! Thanks for sharing such a fun and useful activity!

  4. I haven't seen this Amelia Bedelia book yet! Thanks!

    Teaching Momster


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