On a mission to share the tradition of baking bread at home, The King Arthur Flour Company of Norwich, Vt., will visit five schools in the Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane areas February 10-14 to teach 1,066 fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh-grade students to bake fresh, nutritious bread from scratch through its Life Skills Bread Baking Program.
“The Life Skills Program has three goals: learn, bake, share,” says Paula Gray, Life Skills Program Manager. “The cross-curricular program includes math, science, reading, following directions, and more; baking is a practical application of those skills and students are eager to use and share their newfound knowledge by baking for others. Plus, they get to eat some of their homework!”
Assemblies in the Steilacoom School District will take place as follows:
- Monday, February 10, 2014 – Pioneer Middle School, DuPont, WA 8:15 and 9:20 am
- Monday, February 10, 2014 – Saltar’s Point Elementary, Steilacoom, WA 2:05 pm
Following the presentation, students will receive ingredients, including King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour, to take home. They are encouraged to bake two loaves of bread – one for them to keep and another to bring back to school for donation to Tacoma Rescue Mission, other local organizations as determined by the students.
Now in its 20th year, the free Life Skills Bread Baking Program supports King Arthur Flour’s mission to inspire and educate bakers of all ages and skill levels. Nearly 200,000 fourth- through seventh-grade students across the country have benefitted from the program.
King Arthur Flour is America’s oldest flour company and premier baking resource, offering ingredients, mixes, tools, recipes, educational opportunities, and inspiration to bakers worldwide. Learn more at kingarthurflour.com.