Cooking Up Some Excellent Learning
It never ceases to amaze me how many different things can be going on in a classroom all at once. I had students tea-staining their posters, fine tuning their togas, practicing their plays, and many of them following a recipe to make some delicious Greek food.
Having such a dynamic environment can sure get loud, but upon walking around, everyone was on task, working busily to complete their props, or to finalize their paintings. The natural by-product of everybody working and collaborating will be some sound; it is something I’ve had to learn to embrace in my space.
For those that were making a recipe, it gave me a chance to incorporate some math into our Social Studies as well. We talked about halving or tripling a recipe to suit our classroom needs. We learned about how to properly hold kitchen tools and learned new vocabulary related to the kitchen (they can now proudly say they know how to sauté something).
The excitement for tomorrow’s sharing day has been building, with students getting curious about what their peers are coming up with. Even I can’t wait to see all their hard work coming together!
Sarah Walter (@schidley) is a Grade 5/6 teacher at Captain John Palliser School.