January 17, 2011

CREATING CITIZENS:

Knead to know: Madison, NJ, students learn how to make bread (MINHAJ HASSAN, January 17, 2011, Madison Daily Record)

This wasn't your average pen-and-paper assignment.

The 100 fourth-and fifth-grade students at Central Avenue School took a break from their morning classes to watch Paula Gray, a life skills instructor for the Vermont-based King Arthur Flour bread company, measure ingredients in spoons and cups tolearn how to make bread.

Gray said the program always gets students excited.

"It's overwhelming," said Gray, who is expected to visit 120 schools to present the Life Skills Bread Baking Program. "The kids are very attentive."

After the demonstration, students were asked, as a homework assignment, to make their own bread over the weekend. They were given boxes of white and whole wheat King Arthur Flour, yeast and cookbook to bake two loaves — one for themselves and the other to be donated to the Market Street Mission.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at January 17, 2011 6:58 AM
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