This is more than a cute story. It shows the power of engaged learning! Pass it on!
This is a story that I heard from one of our parents, but I loved it so much that I decided it was worth passing along.
Every Friday, our kids do a program called Locavores–it’s self explanatory. During the fall, as you will remember if you follow this blog, we did a lot of weekly food processing from things we had harvested locally: apples, pears, corn, squash, potatoes. As we settle into winter, the food processing is also undergoing a change in season. How do people preserve food to keep in the winter? Our foodie teacher who has a lot of experience with cultured and fermented food did a short lesson last week on making butter. In a way, it was a problematic lesson. Nine kids, one mixer. A lot of practice in patience and sharing!
But it turned out to be a phenomenally successful lesson, and here’s why. The…
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