Stew Day!

Stew Day!

Can first graders put together and cook a Moroccan root vegetable stew?  Yes they can…with all of your help!  Thank you again for all the help, ingredients, and materials that were sent in.

We started the day by having a shortened Morning Meeting time and then read the story of Stone Soup.  We found that making a stew required a lot of sharing…and we had a lot of sharing going on today!  We then learned how to safely peel vegetables using a peeler…and how to cut vegetables in a safe manner.  Jobs were next.  We had peelers, cutters, and safety people that would watch the cutters.  The safety people and cutters then switched places.  There were a lot of ingredients in our particular soup, so there was a lot of peeling and cutting.  Some of the vegetables we used were carrots, parsnips, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, and spinach.  After we got all of those diced, we put them in the crockpots for one and a half hours.

After the first cooking time, we added spinach and golden raisins…and let it cook for another two hours.  When it was done, we switched one crock pot with the crock pot of another class so we could taste two different types of soup.  Ours was definitely the spiciest!  The students had a lot of fun creating the soup, and most tried both types…which was awesome to see!  To go with the soup, we had some great cornbread muffins backed by Mrs. Halverson.  Once again, thank you for all your help!

(Thank you for the pictures, Mrs. Dow.)