I see comprehension looking at me.

Sequencing is a skill that contributes to a student’s ability to comprehend. And, while it is a Language Arts skill, sequencing is also important in math (number sense), science (scientific inquiry), social studies (timelines), and arts and crafts.

I read Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? to my kids daily for five days. Once they are very familiar with the book, we sequence using torn strips of construction paper. This also gives us a chance to review proper glue stick etiquette. This activity helps with sequencing and recall.

But most importantly for my pre-readers, it gives them a chance to re-tell a story to their families with confidence.

Cooking is all about sequencing. Here is an easy, all-time favorite recipe:

No-Bake Cinnamon Rolls:

Required materials for cinnamon rolls (per student):

  • 2 slices sandwich white bread
  • 1 Tbsp. softened butter
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon sugar (in a small cup)
  • confectioners sugar
  • water
  • waxed paper
  • paper plate
  • small cup
  • plastic knife

Directions for students:

  1. Place bread on waxed paper.
  2. Cut off bread crust.
  3. Carefully flatten both bread slices.
  4. Place flattened slices on paper plate.
  5. Butter one side of each bread slice.
  6. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top of the butter.
  7. Starting at one edge, tightly roll the bread.
  8. Use plastic knife to cut into spirals.
  9. Mix confectioners sugar and water in a cup to form glaze.
  10. Drizzle glaze on top of cinnamon roll spirals.
  11. Enjoy!