We have so many food trucks and bakeries in Austin that produce delicious desserts and pastries. My granddaughter, Harper and I visited a few of our favorites to learn a bit more about the business.
I wanted Harper to learn the importance of following directions in running a successful business and producing a quality product. She asked the managers and employees some great questions.
This laid the foundation for following written and oral directions. Following directions is a basic foundational skill needed for reading comprehension, writing sequencial steps and listening.
Harper loves to cook with her mom. Katy is a former pastry chef and still enjoys making some of her special desserts. Cooking together and allowing your child to read and follow directions of recipes is a great activity to do at home. Children also learn skills measurement.
Try this cupcake recipe with your child or students. It's so easy to make and students can learn how to double or even triple ingredients in a recipe.
This recipe is taken from my Bake Sale project based learning unit.
A great app to use in your classroom for writing step-by-step directions is SnapGuide. Guides can be written with photos for foods, crafts and more...