Walker Elementary students learn holiday culinary skills (gallery)

Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 12:54 PM.

Michelle Williams’ first-grade classroom could have used the butter ball .

“We’re making apple pie!” the teacher said as her students took turns producing ingredients. Ariana Griffin gave the apples, brown sugar and spices a stir. Next, it was time to make the piecrust dough.

As their teacher assisted, Robert Corthell and Louis Ludwig carefully measured a cup of flour, and leveled it before dumping into a mixing bowl. With Williams’ assistance, students Lauren Downing, Sydnee Spence and Aniya Seals chopped butter into the flour, and then Sophia Fisher led classmates who mixed the dough.

With dough rolled out and placed in a pie pan, and the filling poured in, the pie was ready for baking in school cafeteria ovens, along with individual-sized pumpkin pies the kids made.

Thanksgiving feasting came a week early for some Walker Owls, who could eat the treats they helped make.

In addition, as Riley pointed out, they brought home culinary skills to help their families prepare the holiday dinner.

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