Our Local Food Challenge has just started! If you want to know where our funds go, take a look at this blog post about our Classroom Gardening Program of 2013 with Kerry! If you want to see us in action, we’ll be at the PNE Fair in the “Agriculture in the City” exhibit starting soon, so follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates!
Hi Everyone! It’s Kerry again!
I spent a wonderful morning at Strathcona Elementary! Today was Lesson 6 and were we busy! Even though I have exprienced this lesson several times, it is never the same! The variety of students and volunteers really make this lesson their own. I am always learning new things!
After Gardent Talk, the students were asked to create a class list of rules and expectations to promote safety and health, and wow! These a kids are a smart bunch. They created a very comprehensive list, including the importance of washing hands, washing food, knife safety, and precautions to take around the hot plate.
WHAT A HARVEST!
After the safety talk, it was time to start preparing the food for the soup and stir-fry. The students were very excited to harvest the vegetables from their own garden! And what a garden it was. Those bean plants had so many beans! The students were very proud of their hard work.
The students also worked really hard to wash and tear the other vegetables. The students rememebered their safety rules and expectations as they worked together to get everything ready for hte chefs.
SHARING FAMILY RECIPES
One really nice touch to this lesson was when the students shared recipes from home. Each student had the opportunity to stand at the front of the class and read out their recipe, while a volunteer wrote down each one. By the end, the was a variety of recipes that reflected the diversity of the classroom. The students seemed to really appreciate the chance to share something about their family. It was such a nice way to bring everyone together.