# Tzatziki Dip

Last week the children picked a special recipe that was found in one of our cook books in the classroom: A Tzatziki Dip that had cucumbers in it!

The children enjoyed preparing this dip because they were able to use a  recipe that showed us what to do step by step.

They were able to figure out what needed to be done by looking at the illustrations and at the same time they identified words from the recipe.

First we needed to wash our cucumbers, we made sure to wash it very well…

We spoke about how preparing this recipe involved using a grater, and went over the safety rules on how to hold and use it so we would not get hurt!

The students were of course professionals with so much practice and did a great job of being safe and grating 5 big cucumbers!

Another kitchen tool we were able to use was a juicer. The students used all their strength to squeeze the lemon juice out so we had just enough….

There is such a level of trust and respect that the teachers provide for the children as they cook each week.  The children in turn show that they are capable and trust worthy to use the tools and prepare dishes each week with care.

After grating and juicing the cucumbers and lemons..we were ready to measure and add in the yogurt needed…

It was mixed together great and we had lots of dip to try with our Pita Bread!

Almost every child enjoyed this dip!

Learning Goals Achieved:

Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Procedural Texts. Students understand how to glean and use information in procedural texts and documents. Students are expected to:

(A) Follow pictorial directions (e.g., recipes, science experiments);

Measurement. The student directly compares the attributes of length, area, weight/mass, capacity, and/or relative temperature. The student uses comparative language to solve problems and answer questions. The student is expected to:

(A)compare two containers according to capacity (holds more, holds less, or holds the same); compare two objects according to weight/mass (heavier than, lighter than or equal to);
Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student conducts classroom and outdoor investigations following home and school safety procedures and uses environmentally appropriate and responsible practices. The student is expected to:
(A) identify and demonstrate safe practices as described in the Texas Safety Standards during classroom and outdoor investigations, including wearing safety goggles, washing hands, and using materials appropriately;
(B) discuss the importance of safe practices to keep self and others safe and healthy;

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