St. Mary’s Episcopal School

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Pizza Partying

Pizza Partying The three/four-year-olds in Mrs. Jones’ class got a chance to make pizza this week, working from a recipe that had words and pictures.

“The children practiced tracking the print on the recipe to help develop concept of word,” Jones said. “They could easily follow the steps by referring to the pictures on the paper, which helped them to know what step to do next. ”

This activity also allowed the class to have a discussion about the word “recipe.”  One child pointed out that it was “the order that you use to make things.”  Another child chimed in that her mother uses a recipe to make cookies, and one boy commented that he and his mother use a recipe to make mac and cheese.

The children were able to work their finger muscles as they rolled and pressed on the dough and their forearm rotation when pouring the sauce and cheese.  They practiced their cutting skills with supervision, using plastic knives to cut green peppers.

“When it was time for the pizza to come out of the oven, everyone agreed that it was delicious!”

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