Thursday, June 21, 2012

Spud Celebration

Today we wrapped up our study on growing potatoes.
Over the last couple of weeks we've talked about different ways we can eat potatoes.
As you see from the above list, mashed potatoes was mentioned first and often.
So we, the teachers, decided to have a mashed potato sundae bar.
This idea was mentioned in our Spuds in the Tubs training session.
 Our sundae bar featured...
a scoop of mashed potatoes,
 sour cream, shredded cheese,
 chives, bacon bits
and surprisingly chocolate sprinkles which we called dirt.
Before we choose our toppings our big buddy teacher talked about our 
Spud experience.
StrongStart, grade 1 and our grade 3 buddies all participated.
We had 5 tubs and our harvest was about 200 potatoes.
She had samples of potatoes.
How they looked when they were dug out of the dirt,
then washed off,
then cooked and mashed.
It was a great visual for our littlest ones.
Time to pick our toppings
and enjoy.
 It was a big thumbs up delicious.


  1. 200 potatoes! That is incredible! You'll be eating spuds all winter!

    1. Well a lot of them were tiny. We cooked them all and made mashed potatoes. So far we've eaten them in our sundae bar, a candy, then potato pancakes and today I've made double chocolate potato brownies - all were delicious.