Nyack MS Students Get Bread-Making Lesson (VIDEO)

As part of the project each student gets to take home enough flour and yeast for 2 bread loaves. If they want to donate one of them, they're asked to bring back one loaf to school after baking it. It'll then be donated to a local organization


Fresh bread. That smell is very comforting and on Thursday, Nyack Middle School students got a lesson in bread making during a special assembly.

The seventh graders from Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Heather Lee’s class filled the cafeteria while two student volunteers helped with the demonstration with Amy Driscoll from the King Arthur Flour Life Skills Bread Baking Program

The students learned how to make two different loaves of bread, cinnamon rolls and pretzels.

During the hour long assembly, there were lessons mixed in from different subject areas, such as:

  • Science – baking is a science experiment with controlled ingredients and chemical reactions (yeast)
  • Math – adding, weight, volume
  • Art – being creative with the different shapes and purposes of dough at the end
  • Nutrition – of the different ingredients such as wheat flour

As part of the project each student will receive to take home enough flour and yeast for two loaves of bread, a dough scraper and a recipe booklet. If the students choose to donate one of the loaves they bake they are being asked to return one loaf of bread in the bag provided to school on Monday, Dec. 10.

The Family and Consumer Science Department and the Middle School Family Resource Center will then donate the bread to a local organization in need.

This is a great hands-on learning experience done in the generous spirit of giving back to the community.

“We’ll try to do this every other year,” said Lee. "Our plan is to donate to people to people and soup angels, as well as our own students' families who are in need. Lisa Retallack from our Family Resource Center is handling the specific donations."

Michael Zaretsky December 07, 2012 at 02:41 PM
This is a nice program - they also did the same at Liberty Elem. School this week. We will be baking this weekend - have no idea what we are doing but will give it a try!!


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