Last Friday, our class shared a Thanksgiving meal of “stone soup.” A great deal of preparations were involved before the culminating activity of the shared meal with our classroom community. We spent the earlier part of the week reading different versions of the Stone Soup folktale. This included comparing and contrasting the versions from different counties, sequencing the events in the story, analyzing the moral in the story, and chanting the Stone Soup poem.
A very big thank you to all of the families for the donation of the vegetables that went into our soup. Interestingly, onions were the most popular of the contributions! Students were thrilled that not all of the onions made it into the pot! A big thank you as well to the parent volunteers who assisted students with washing, peeling , and chopping the vegetables. After allowing the soup to boil, simmer, and cool, we enjoyed our feast with some crackers and juice. Even though the soup was not universally a hit for all palates, it was a great way to celebrate learning!