Cooking in the Kitchen

Friday’s fun in the kitchen saw 4A cooking fresh and healthy smoothies. We were the first class to cook as part of our school’s Year 4 Kitchen Garden program. It was so much fun! I loved seeing so many happy faces learning new skills, trying new tastes and working in teams.

Thank you so much to our wonderful parent and grandparent helpers: Vivienne, Jodie, Susan, Heidi, Jane and Tanya. Without our wonderful volunteer helpers we would not be able to have our cooking sessions. Thank you!

Friday Fun in the Kitchen Garden

On Friday we had fun frolicking amongst the foliage.

(What do you think of that for a sizzling start?)

Well, we weren’t exactly frolicking, we were working very hard!

Our before and after photos show just how much digging, watering, weeding and tidying we did during our Kitchen Garden lesson.

We would like to thank Sarah and Deb, our fantastic parent helpers, who weren’t afraid to get their hands dirty either!

Which gardening team were you a part of?

What did you do in the garden last week?

In your comment, why not include a link to your blog so we can see your garden photos too?

Welcome Term 2!

Time flies when you’re having fun!

We are already two weeks into the term, can you believe it?

We have had a busy start in the classroom.

Last Friday we cooked Zucchini Slice as part of our Kitchen Garden program. You can read more about Kitchen Garden at our school here.

Before our session we looked at the recipe and identified zucchinis as our seasonal produce as we currently have them (or did have them before we chopped and grated them up) growing in our school vegetable garden. We found out that they have many health benefits as well.

Cooking groups focused on working as a team, reading instructions and enjoying the yummy zucchini slice!

Many thanks to our wonderful parent helpers: Kathryn, Kate, Ash, Tony, Jane and Fenella!

Friday was also our Sporty Dress Up Day which is why we look like very sporty chefs.

What did you think of last week’s recipe?

Have you been practising your cooking skills at home?

Green Thumbs!

4A were busy in the garden today!

The students:

  • planted silverbeet and flat leaf parsley seedlings
  • weeded and turned the soil in the strawberry patch
  • tended to the raspberry plants
  • harvested hundreds of tomatoes
  • repurposed a planter box to hold the geraniums
  • moved the compost bins and tidied the bark
  • watered, watered, watered!

Thank you so much to our parent helpers Tony, Emily, Deb, Sarah H, Michelle and Fenella! We couldn’t have done it without you!

Thank you also to our fantastic foodie helpers who cooked with us in our first Kitchen Garden session 4 weeks ago : Sarah W, Brylie, Sharon, Bec and Katherine.

4A students, did you enjoy gardening today? 

Have you planted silverbeet and parsley seedlings in your veggie app?

Gardening this Friday

We will be out gardening this Friday. If you have some gardening gloves, bring them along as I think they will come in handy.

It has been quite hot and dry lately but our garden is surviving nicely. We are currently growing several different varieties of tomatoes, some leafy vegetables and an assortment of herbs such as mint and parsley.

Have you noticed anything else growing in the garden?

Are you looking forward to our first Kitchen Garden gardening session? 

Do you have any gardening experience?

 

Kitchen Garden Tomato Bruschetta

Today it was 4C’s turn to cook and they did a fantastic job!

4C made Tomato Bruschetta.

Whilst 4C were cooking we learnt all about the seasonal produce of today’s main ingredient. We found out that tomatoes are very good for us. They contain many, many healthy vitamins and minerals.

 

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What did you think of today’s Tomato Bruschetta?

What cooking skills do you think 4C learnt today?

What did you learn about tomatoes today?

In The Garden

Last week we visited the garden that is our Year 4 Kitchen Garden.

We practised using our iPads for photography. We had to think about angles, shapes, shadows and colours for our photos.

It was our first “official” visit to the garden and we found that lots was going on in there! Plants kept growing over the holidays and the insects were very busy buzzing about.

Since our visit, 4B and 4C have had their gardening sessions and they have tidied the garden beds up a lot.

Garden 2Garden 1 For more information about our school’s Kitchen Garden program please visit our Kitchen Garden Page on this blog.

Were you able to take a good photo in the garden?

Did you see any interesting plants or insects during our visit?

Cooking In Kitchen Garden

In the first week of Kitchen Garden we became chefs! We made ‘Muesli and Yoghurt Parfaits’ for the grade, parent helpers and teachers.

The parfaits were full of the seasonal produce blueberries!

We followed a recipe, measured the ingredients, chopped, mixed and assembled little cups full of Vitamin C goodness!

It was a busy session but lots of fun!

 

Did you enjoy the cooking session?

Do you help with cooking at home?

You can visit our Kitchen Garden page on this blog to find out more about our program.