We had great conversations about fractions (Exactly how much is 1/4 of an onion?) and measurement (Can I use this cup to measure 1 cup? How do I know what 1 3/4 cups is? Which line do I look at?).
We also worked together in teams like we do in science and math, but it is something we are still learning to do better. Cooking together was a GREAT way to work on those skills. We had to read directions together, discuss the process together, LISTEN TO EACH OTHER, and take turns. These are all essentials skills, and I am so happy to have an opportunity like this to help my students learn them.
Here is our recipe:
Here is a little slideshow to give you an idea of how much fun we had. Thank you, Mara and Common Threads!
What was your favorite part of making Squash Soup?
Do you think you will try making it at home?
What are some observations you made as you chopped, mashed, stirred, and finally ATE the soup?
What would you like us to make in the future?