The bake sale was a sensational success!
An impressive team created of parents, family members, students and teachers brought about an event that surpassed our wildest expectations.
Thank you parents for donating and lovingly supplying the cakes, cookies, pies, muffins, donuts, cupcakes and bread.
Thank you students for unparalleled cooperation that was nothing less than spectacular.
Thank you to the customers (parents, students, staff, friends) who visited our classroom in a steady stream for two hours!
Thank you to our student teacher Sara (celebrating her last day in Kindergarten) for taking charge of collecting the money and ensuring that the kids actually - sometimes reluctantly - gave change to the aforementioned customers.
Together we raised over $100 dollars!
When we return from vacation we will decide what to do with this hard-earned money.
It looks as though we will donate the majority of it to a worthy cause (which one has yet to be determined and shall be chosen by class consensus) but a small portion will be put towards a class event (a trip to the zoo is a very popular notion).
Preparing for the bake sale spanned across academic areas over the week. We used multiple literacies to create ads (in American Sign Language and drawn/written), sort and classify goodies, arrange the layout of our display, create labels for our take-out bags and decide prices.
What a pleasure to see our kindergartens assuming their roles in this community based project; serving and handling food in their chef hats, aprons, gloves and mustaches, working together with jaw-dropping alacrity and moving with such purpose.
One visitor, impressed with what was taking place, said that this is the kind of experience that should have been taped for PBS. I agree Stephanie.
I am so proud of them!
Below is our Cakery ABC book (a work in progress...)