SCS third graders bake bread and eat it too

SCS third graders learned the ins and outs of bread baking at Shelburne Farms on Thursday, May 9.

SCS third graders learned the ins and outs of bread baking at Shelburne
Farms on Thursday, May 9.

By Anne Marcoe and Fiona Kovacik

Third grade students at Shelburne Community School (SCS) spent the day baking bread Thursday, May 9. Parents, SCS staff, and an amazing team from Shelburne Farms came together to make this annual Food Education Every Day (FEED) event a huge success. The day started bright and early under the threat of thunderstorms. Luckily, the weather held off and it turned out to be a beautiful day. The kids started the bread baking process by measuring and mixing the ingredients. One of the highlights was getting their hands ‘dirty’ kneading the dough. While waiting for it to rise, the students made butter, ground wheat into flour, and then used that flour to make Play Doh—which was donated to local preschools. After these activities, the dough was ready to be shaped and baked in Shelburne Farms’ mobile clay oven. The kids worked hard all day and were rewarded with a delicious afternoon snack of fresh home- made bread and butter. As one student said, “It was so cool to mix the dough, watch it rise, and then get to eat it at the end of the day! I want to go home and make some more!”

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