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
- 2 avocados
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 ripe tomato, chopped
- 1 lime, juiced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 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.
- 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
- 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!
Making math sentences
"How To" Books
Some of our mentor texts
Liquids and solids
Peeling the paper off of our old crayons
Putting the broken crayons in the oven
A liquid takes the shape of its container. Our new solids are heart shaped.