Tuesday, June 19, 2012

spuds in tubs: harvesting, counting, cooking and eating

On Tuesday morning, divisions 5 and 10 and four students from division 3 headed outside, turned over our tubs and hunted for potatoes!

The students couldn't believe how many we found and we were surprised how big some of the potatoes were.

It was fun to try and find our original seed potatoes.

We laid out all the potatoes on the picnic table and counted them into bowls of 100. The students and teachers couldn't believe when we finally stopped counting at 307!

Some of the students helped to wash and scrub the potatoes and then we boiled them and tossed them in some butter and a bit of salt.

Each student in the school got to eat one of the potatoes. I couldn't believe how excited the students were to line up with their toothpicks to grab a potato!

This is the first year we've done Spuds in Tubs at Blair and we are hoping to do it again next year. It was a great learning experience for all our students!

~Ms Novakowski

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