Monday, November 9, 2015

Little chefs

Happy November families! Well, while we aren't able to cook with stoves or ovens, we certainly are cooking up some fun, hands on learning! This month, we are learning about why we cook our food and which foods we can eat raw, and which foods we cannot. We are learning how to read and follow recipes. We are learning about the actions we do when we cook, and practicing them to make yummy snacks. Kids are working hard to read, measure, open, cut (with plastic butter knives), stir, spread and microwave. So many of these activities build tremendous upper body strength, and are great activities to help with at home to help support fine motor skills like handwriting.

We are going to continue to make fun foods each week this month, including our big Thanksgiving Lunch on Tuesday, November 24th! If you have any questions about your family's contribution for that, please let me know.

Our kids absolutely LOVED making pancakes with fruit faces last week. I will email the recipe this morning, feel free to print and use at home!

Update--11/10--To celebrate the new Peanuts Movie, today we made "Snoopy Snacks"! Recipes and some extra snacks came home in backpacks today! We had so much fun!