Mrs. Tunby’s first grade class was recently visited by Kodie Olsen and Michelle Gorder of the Little Beaver Conservation District.
By Nicole Allerdings
Mrs. Tunby’s first grade class was recently visited by Kodie Olsen and Michelle Gorder of the Little Beaver Conservation District. The students learned about wheat and the many products that can be made using wheat. They were shown wheat seeds and the stages of growing wheat grass. Kodie and Michelle used a wheat grinder to make whole wheat flour, which the first grade class then used to make bread using a bread machine.
While the bread baked, the first graders took turns spinning the crank on a butter churn they used to make butter. After 15 minutes, she separated part of the mixture into a quart jar and shook it. They learned that the fat stuck together to form butter, and the leftover material is called whey.
Finally, the bread was done and each student was able to taste the warm bread. The first grade class was impressed with the quality of the bread and butter and enjoyed the process of making it from scratch.