Vermont School Garden

A visit to a Vermont public school garden through the seasons.

Pizza 101: Grade 2

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observing changes

observing changes

It’s very easy to make pizza dough at home or in school. All you need is a tablespoon of active yeast dissolved 1 1/3 cups of warm water,  2 teaspoons of oil and a teaspoon of salt and enough flour to make a soft dough. (You can search for a pizza recipe in our archives.) If you have a few hours to wait for the dough to rise, it only takes about 20 minutes from oven (500 degrees preheated) to table to make a delicious pizza for dinner! Add whatever toppings your family likes to eat on their pizza. That’s what these second graders did. Some didn’t like tomato sauce and some made mountains of garlic or pepperoni on their pizzas. Whatever they added needed to become a part of their personal pizza recipe. The students typed up their recipes on computers after they made sure that their creations tasted just right! I included photos of students who volunteered to help clean up without being asked. Way to go, Grade 2!

dissolving yeast

dissolving yeast

measuring salt

measuring salt

kneading

kneading

washing dishes

sweeping up

sweeping up

bringing the dough back to class to rise

bringing the dough back to class to rise

Using a graphic organizer to support writing

Using a graphic organizer to support writing

kneading dough

kneading dough

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Author: vermontschoolgarden

I have been an elementary teacher at the Westminster Center School for 30 years. For most of those years, I maintained a garden as part of my teaching curriculum resource. Now I am the Garden Coordinator for all of the Westminster Center School classrooms.

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