Wenonah Students from Readers to Chefs

Wenonah Students from Readers to Chefs photo

Wenonah Elementary School students in Heather Porciello’s Life Skills class turned story elements into tasty treats as they learned to follow the steps of a recipe.

Students first read the book “The Old Lady That Swallowed a Bat” by author Lucille Colandro. After completing the book, students participated in a sequencing activity where they glued picture cutouts of story events in the order they occurred in the story. 

The class then connected literacy to life skills as they began following a recipe to bake bat cookies. Gathering the necessary supplies one by one, the students worked together until all ingredients were combined. Throughout the cooking activity, students carefully followed the recipe, incorporating measuring cups, a microwave oven and an electric mixer when needed. 

At the conclusion of the activity, the student-chefs added wings to complete their bat cookie creations.