"We played outside. And with friends. We read all about bread. We ate different kinds (of bread). They tasted good. The every kind was my favorite. We played with toys. We read about the little red hen and her friends. They wouldn't help make the bread 'cause they don't wanted to. I thought it wasn't fair that they didn't get to eat all of the bread." -Sam Mc.
Today we continued our bread unit. This week, we are focusing on the process of making bread. To stimulate interest in bread, we held a bread investigation. We tried different types of bread.
When we tried the different breads, we reflected on whether we liked it or not and why. We also made alot of observations, like the rye crisps had seeds and holes, the tortillas were chewey. Some of us thought croissants tasted like cheese, others thought they tasted like butter!
We also experimented with wheat berries (seeds) in the atelier. We knew from our books that flour came from wheat berries, but we weren't sure how bakers turned the bumpy seeds to smooth flour. We thought maybe we could crush them, so we used mortar and pedestals to smash wheat berries to flour. It was really hard work! We didn't get very far, so we are going to keep working together until we make flour!
On Thursday, we will reflect on our favorite type of bread and make a math graph showing our favorite types of bread!
Calling all families! Do you have bakery items or clothes we can use in creative play? We are looking for muffin tins, loaf pans, mixing spoons, rubber spatulas, bowls, rolling pins, measuring cups and spoons, chef hats, aprons, etc. We would also love old cookbooks (especially bread cookbooks!), cooking magazines, and recipe cards to put in our library and reading center! If you have these items you would be willing to donate or let us borrow, please bring them in!