Pre-K Flips Pancakes with Head of School Jim Connor 1760
Posted October 15, 2012
“My belly is filled with love!” exclaimed Pre-Kindergartner Sarah O. '26 on Monday morning as her and her classmates in Mrs. Mirabile and Mrs. Dorris’ class cooked pancakes and ate them with abandon. But they weren’t the only chefs in the Pre-K room. Head of School Jim Connor 1760 joined students and teachers in all of the mixing and measuring. It wasn’t long before the smells of griddling and maple syrup wafted through the air.
Before the Pre-K students headed over to make their pancakes (from scratch even!) Mr. Connor read “Pancakes, Pancakes!” by Eric Carle so everyone could get in the mood. Once at the table, each student took a turn measuring an ingredient. There was was of course lots of mixing. The students even got to break the eggs themselves! Mr. Connor loves cooking, especially breakfast.
“Omelettes are my specialty," said Mr. Connor. "Being with the Pre-K makes my day. I love their energy, their curiosity, and the precocious statements that come out of their mouths! Doing something together, such as making pancakes, affords real interaction between us. I get to know them a little bit better and they see me as someone who cares about them.”
Students made new discoveries with the pancake lesson. Madison W. '26 learned she loves blueberries by the dozen. Oliver P. '26 showed others how much he likes to give others a turn. Ikem O. '26 enjoyed the “Pancakes, Pancakes!” book so much that he picked it out on his own again for reading hour. In the end, everyone agreed that the best part of the lesson though, was the eating part!
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