First Things First at Hollenbeck Middle School

English learner students at Hollenbeck have been studying connecting words, such as “first”, “second”, “then”, “after that” and “finally”.  This week in the garden they got to put to use new words to use by making their own garden recipes! Everyone gathered into groups to invent and write down their own recipes using ingredients in the garden. Then, to test their description skills (and testing their cooking innovation) one group had to prepare our garden brussel sprouts following the directions as written (no verbal help!) Luckily, our students must have developed strong sense of both writing and cooking because the Super Sour Brussel Sprouts turned out beautifully!

~ranger eleanor

Eleanor Goodrich

Eleanor is a garden ranger from Appalachian Virginia. After moving to Los Angeles from her sustainable family farm, eleanor loves sharing her love of food, nature, and dirt with the children of Los Angeles!