Pike Road Schools

Mrs. Cobb's Kindergarten Community

February 12, 2016

The Food Project

Tuesday we had the pleasure of interviewing Cassy Grullon, owner of Pike Road Mexican restaurant, No Way Jose. During our Community project in the Fall, many of the children discussed this restaurant and its location close to City Hall.


It was fun to learn about the different parts of owning a restaurant, how they cook the food, and interesting Mexican traditions. We learned that their Pike Road location has twelve employees. They opened their first restaurant twelve years ago.


Gunner, "I learned that Mexican birthday parties, people sneak up and put your face in the cake. I learned how they make the chips. I learned that the restaurant has 25 tables."

Ava, "It was funny when she said they put frosting on your nose for your birthday."

Braylon B., "They have to put the chips in a big pot, then a warming machine that has a timer. The chips have to stay in there for 15 minutes."

Ryan, "I learned how they make a taco."

Natalee, "I want to go and try a taco salad!"

Breah, "I like when they have birthdays that they get little balls of ice cream instead of cakes."

Isabella, "I learned how they make the fried ice cream."

Making Salsa and Guacamole

Recipies

Guacamole:

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 ripe tomato, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Peel and mash avocados in a medium serving bowl. Stir in onion, garlic, tomato, lime juice, salt and pepper. Season with remaining lime juice and salt and pepper to taste. Chill for half an hour to blend flavors.


Salsa:

ngredients

  • 4 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tomatillo, diced (optional)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced

Directions

  1. In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, tomatillo, and salt to taste. Mix well. Add 1/2 of the jalapeno pepper, and taste. If you desire your salsa with more of a kick, add the remaining 1/2 jalapeno. If you are satisfied with the salsa's heat, do not add the remaining jalapeno pepper. Cover the salsa, and chill until ready to serve.

Fine motor development starts on the playground!

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Making shapes

This week the children worked with play dough to make different shapes. We are working on our geometry standard of analyzing, comparing, creating, and composing shapes. We are learning to identify the number of sides and corners (vertices). Please continue to look for shapes with your child in their daily environment. The three dimensional shapes can be a little more difficult for the children, but they are beginning to see them even in our school. They are referring to the columns in the cafeteria as cylinders and the recess balls as spheres.
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Making math sentences

This week we used large foam dice to help us make new number sentences. One child would roll the die, while the other child would write down the results onto their white board. Both children worked together to solve the problem.
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"How To" Books

Our writing unit on "How To" instruction books is off to a great start. The children each selected a specific topic. Here a just a few examples they chose: "How To Love Your Mom," "How to Build a House," "How to Drive a Race Car," and "How to Cook Korean Food."

Some of our mentor texts

Liquids and solids

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Twin Day

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