We were growing cabbages in the Mercy Gardens. Some of them were large enough to harvest. Mrs B took the children outside to cut the cabbages out of the garden. She brought some carrots and mayonnaise to school too. As a treat we got some cocktail sausages too.
We all went to the Tech Room and found a seat. Mrs B washed the cabbage under the tap and took off some of the outer leaves that had holes in them.
We got prepared. Onto the table went the cutting board. Onto the table in front of us all went a paper towel, to keep the table clean and to use for cleaning our mouths and fingers after eating.
We looked at the utensils – the knife and the grater. We looked at the plastic bowls to eat from. There was a slug on one of the outside leaves. We all looked at it carefully. We saw where it had nibbled the edges of the leaf. Mrs de Koning took it outside to set it free in the garden.
Mrs B showed us the cocktail sausages. they are small and have a red skin. We all like them. They are party sausages! We saw the coleslaw already in the bowl and Mrs B grated some more of the carrot to add to it. She put it into the bowl and added it to the salad.
Mrs B showed us how to shred the cabbage. She cut it up into very thin slices. Mrs B was very careful not to cut her fingers with the big, sharp knife! then she and Mrs de Koning started to serve up the coleslaw and the sausages.
Look at us enjoying the tasty, crunchy coleslaw. We carefully used the spoon to eat it. Soon we were chewing and smiling. Yummy, this was a delicious salad.
Mmmmm! Most of us loved the coleslaw. A few children were not too sure! Mrs B and Mrs de Koning were proud of everyone who gave it a go….and also liked seeing some children eat everything in their bowl.
We hope that we can all go home and help Mum and Dad make some coleslaw too! Now we know just how to do it!
We ate a lot of the coleslaw…..then we put our bowls and spoons into the rubbish bag and wiped our fingers and mouths on our paper towel. last of all everyone washed their hands in warm, soapy water to get them really clean. Everyone walked back to class with Mrs B and Mrs de Koning finished the last bit of the tidy-up. What a great day.