Cornwell Chefs

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Melissa North’s first-graders at Cornwell Avenue Elementary School baked cornbread on Nov. 22 for their Thanksgiving celebration planned the next day in which students reenact the first American Thanksgiving.

Working in groups, the students applied their literacy, math and collaboration skills to read the recipe and measure the ingredients accurately. Assisted by class parents, they took turns combining the ingredients in a mixing bowl and then filled the tins with the batter. North and the class parents baked the cornbread afterward in preparation for the holiday meal on Nov. 23.