King Arthur Flour Teaches Silas Wood Students to Bake & Give Back

Silas Wood 6th graders Ben, on left, and Anne on right, assist Ms. Amy Driscoll from King Arthur Flour Company.
Silas Wood 6th graders Ben, on left, and Anne on right, assist Ms. Amy Driscoll from King Arthur Flour Company.
Jessica Aragones, left, helps with the audio portion of the assembly.
Jessica Aragones, left, helps with the audio portion of the assembly.
Ms. Driscoll and Anne discuss the recipe.
Ms. Driscoll and Anne discuss the recipe.
Students learned about liquid vs dry measurements.
Students learned about liquid vs dry measurements.
Ms. Driscoll fielded many questions from her audience.
Ms. Driscoll fielded many questions from her audience.

Silas Wood sixth-grade students in South Huntington participated in the King Arthur Flour Life Skills Bread Baking Program® yesterday and learned that with a little science, a little baking instruction, and some good flour, they can bake delicious bread!

On a mission to share the tradition of baking bread at home, the King Arthur Flour Company of Norwich, VT, visited Silas Wood sixth-grade students to teach them how to bake fresh, nutritious bread from scratch.

“The Life Skills program has three goals: learn, bake, share,” says Paula Gray, Life Skills Program Manager at King Arthur Flour Company. “The cross-curricular program includes math, science, reading, following directions, and more. Baking is a practical application of those skills, and students are eager to use and share their new-found knowledge by baking for others. Plus, they get to eat some of their homework!”

Following their presentation, all 440-plus Silas Wood students received ingredients, including King Arthur White and Whole Wheat Flour, to take home. They are encouraged to bake two loaves of bread – one for them to keep and enjoy with their families and another to bring back to school for donation to Project Hope (St. Hughes Church) in Huntington Station.

“As sixth-grade students, we are well aware that many in the world, including in our own community, do not have enough food to eat,” said Silas Wood’s Home and Careers teacher Ms. Jessica Aragones in her welcome address at the assembly. “Today, with the help of the King Arthur Flour company, we are going to practice service learning, which is when you take a skill that you learned and use it to help someone less fortunate.”

So for the next couple of days, if you smell the wonderful aroma of fresh bread baking, chances are it's a South Huntington sixth grader. On Friday, March 1, the donated loaves of bread will be collected at Silas Wood for Project Hope and the local Huntington Station community.

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