Eighth-graders in Melissa Wilson’s Introduction to Foods class created sweet houses this holiday season. Gingerbread houses, that is.
In teams, students baked, built, decorated a holiday scene. They then brought the scene to life, writing background story about their inspiration.
The projects were judged, and winners were announced Dec. 23.
The winning team overall was Kitchen 5 - Aubreigh Miller, Charli Severo, Alina Telega and Jodi Thomas – with “Santy’s List.”
Recognition was also given to Kitchen 5 for best construction/design and most creative.
Recognition for best story was given to Kitchen 4 – Abby Hancox, Ellie Hough, Dani Pizzoferrato, Jessie Saxton an Lauren Wright.
“This is the third year I’ve done this project, and it’s a way to help tie the holiday season into a project that requires a deep amount of planning, building skills, teamwork and problem solving,” Wilson said. “It also helps to tie in multiple content areas within the classroom.”
Wilson showed students examples of gingerbread houses that have won competitions at the start of the project.
“The best part of this is watching the students get excited about what they are doing and take responsibility for everything that the project requires,” Wilson said. “I enjoy witnessing the imaginations of the students.”
Check out pics of the houses of Kitchens 1, 2 and 3, and more, here: