Pike Road Schools
Mrs. Cobb's Kindergarten Community
January 22, 2016
The Food Project
PRS is fortunate to have a wonderful cafeteria and cooking staff. Chef Danny gave us an exclusive behind the scenes tour of our very own PRS kitchen.
Amy Kate, "How do you keep the milk cold?"
Chef Danny showed us the big refrigerator that was the size of a small room.
Lilly Grace, "How do you keep the food hot?"
Chef Danny showed us where they prepare the hot food and how it is transferred to warming stations.
Braylon B., "How does the food get in the boxes so it won't be dirty?"
Chef Danny showed us their working stations where they prepare the boxed lunches and showed us their special gloves. They have to wear protective gloves when the slice the deli meat to protect their hands.
Noah, "Where do you get the food?"
Chef Danny showed us the loading dock at the back of the lunch room. The food deliveries come once to twice a week and they bring the food in the back door and put it in the refrigerator, freezer, or pantry areas.
Ava, "How do you make the food?"
Gunner, "How do you know what you want to cook?"
The lunch ladies told us that they use recipes to know how to make the food and they follow a menu that Ms. Angela sets for them every month so they know what to make.
Webbing our Ideas
* English muffins
* tomato sauce
* variety of shredded cheeses
Toast in oven for 10 minutes until cheese is melted.
Thank you to Mr. Matt from the Pike Road Library!
The 100 Day
We will celebrate our 100th day of school on Friday, January 29, 2016.
We have planned a fun day where the children will experience the number "100" through many different activities. To help us visualize what 100 objects look like, we are asking that each child decorate a plain t-shirt with 100 items on it. Due to the cold weather conditions we ask that all children wear a long sleeved shirt under their t-shirt so they are more comfortable. Some ideas to use as decorations are stickers, googly eyes, fabric paint, cotton balls, buttons, pom-poms, safety pins, stamps, etc. The lighter weight the item, the easier it is to glue, stick, or attach 100 things to the shirt. Fabric paint is an excellent decoration because it is lightweight and doesn’t fall off. Have fun creating any shirt that you would like with 100 items on it. Please have your child wear their shirt on Friday, January 29th as we celebrate the 100th day of school!
Skills to Practice
* Practice sight words
* Discuss environmental print (store signs, cereal boxes, flyers in the mail)
* Count using one-to-one correspondence
* Count to 100 by ones, twos, fives and tens
* Find shapes in every day life (the paper towel roll is a cylinder, the basketball is a sphere.)
* Wonder together, start conversations with, "I wonder why...." "What do you think would happen if...." Do no worry about your child having the right answer, but listen to hear the reasons and thinking behind his or her ideas.