Saturday, August 2, 2014

August 2nd, 2014

Welcome to Ristorante di Sacred Heart!  This week, we had fun with cooking.
If you look closely, you'll see that everything on the whiteboard menu is reasonably priced under $1,000

We got prepared for the week by looking at all sorts of books about food.


And playing with some, too.

Our first order of business was mango (or berry) sorbet. We puréed our fruit and filled a small ziplock.  Then, we put the smaller baggie into a larger ziplock filled with ice and rock salt (which helps the freezing process).  After squishing vigorously, the result was a delicious treat!

Meanwhile, in Miss Gabriella's class, her students were busy making frozen pudding pops... was Miss Kim's students!

On Tuesday, my classroom was responsible for the meat sauce served over our pasta hot lunch.  We took that job very, very seriously.

This day we read Strega Nona, a story in which a pot wouldn't stop producing pasta.  My students definitely had fun with this concept!  And, no, we did not eat this particular batch of pasta.

We also made noodle art.

On Wednesday, we read a simple version of the old fable, Stone Soup.  We took this opportunity to discuss sharing and working together.  Then, each of my students dreamt up what they would add to their own soup.

Of course we made soup, too. 

Next door, Miss Gabriella's class made individual pizzas...

...while Miss Kim's class made their own pizzas and, the next day, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches.

On Thursday, my class studied the food pyramid.  We "fished" out various foods and then sorted them into my poorly drawn pyramid.

And made rainbow fruit kebobs!

Finally, on Friday, we finished the week with the story of The Little Red Hen.  We made some hens...

...and we made some (play)dough!

Just your average week in preschool!

1 comment:

  1. Now I understand why I heard all about "Stone Soup" - ha!
    What a fun week!