Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Guidelines for eating in the classrooms
Ms Rounds new guidelines for study-related tastes at school require us to have written slips from parents giving the teacher permission to feed the students. And ingredients for a dish must be published. Happily, my students routinely explain the ingredients - under my questioning, at the very least - as they serve a dish related to a foreign culture.
My guidelines include -
* something easy to serve; a cold dish.
* a dish that expands tastebuds a bit; not something that is commonly consumed.
* explantion of ingredients, source of recipe and its place in the culture.
* that we are scrupulously neat in serving and clean up.