Saturday, December 1, 2007

Pancake Day

During last week's class session, my ESL students and I took over the church kitchen and made pancakes. The students brought all the ingredients necessary to make their country's traditional pancake. We had a wonderful time doing mini-cooking demonstrations and taste testing each other's pancakes. We were able to sample traditional pancakes from Taiwan, Tibet, Korean, Japan, and America. The students wrote up their recipes for me (in English) and I will post them as I have a chance.

8 comments:

Caleb's Gram said...

THAT was adorable!

"Cakies!!" mmm-mmm, that sounds delish this morning.

Christianne said...

Rebecca, that was seriously amazing. I love that you provided this opportunity for them. They looked like they were having so much fun, and how honoring it must be to ask them to share something special to them with everyone else. I bet there was a lot of laughter in that kitchen! And I bet you were one of the ones laughing a whole lot!

I miss you, friend. I can't wait to see you at Christmas. (I really, really hope that works out!!)

tenthstreetplace said...

How fun!
I am glad that I was able to meet all of your students. And I am bummed that I missed out on Pancake Day 2007!

3 peas-in-a-pod said...

That looked like fun! It is so nice to share other cultural food/events. I work with lots of people from China and India. On their special holidays they bring in various types of food to share. It's really nice.

See you soon!

3dingsandadog said...

I love your videos! They are so fun to watch! Looks like you had a great day! What a terrific way for them to learn!

Sharon said...

Great video! Looks like you had fun!

Rebecca said...

Yes, it was a hair-brained idea that turned out to be a wonderful opportunity for the ladies in my class to share their culture with me and each other. I have learned as much (or more!) from them about their cultures as they have learned English from me.

I wish you all could have been there to try the pancakes. I was amazed at how many variations there are of something so simple! I posted the recipes so I hope that you'll give at least one of them a try (don't bother with mine, though!)

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