Warner Arts Magnet Elementary students love to cook! Hope Bakes is a cooking curriculum provided through Corner to Corner, and the goal is to educate kids in nutrition and other cultures while having fun after school. Volunteers come to teach classes once a week.
During this particular one-hour program, students were taught how to make spring rolls. The students learned the origin for this particular dish is the country Vietnam, which they learned is located in southeast Asia.
Given the recent change in season, spring rolls are a uniquely appropriate cooking choice. They are called spring rolls because so many seasonal vegetables are included in each one. The Vietnamese created them as a cool and refreshing meal during the warmer months.
Perhaps most advantageous for the kids is discovering just how tasty and easy they are to make. Students can readily assemble them with their families at home using rice paper, a bowl of water and pre-chopped veggies. Throw in extra, non-indigenous ingredients such as avocado to make yours unique. Now, Warner students have a way to make eating veggies fun at home—and you can, too!
Other fun events at our afterschool program at Warner in April include:
The Nashville Children’s Theater arrives to work with the students on our upcoming showcase. Students are part of a school clean-up to celebrate Earth Day, a math relay is scheduled as well as water cup races!