As a conclusion to their learning in the unit “Who we are,” the Grade 4 PYP students at Raha hosted on October 9, 2013 the Master-chef Raha exhibition at their classroom in the PYP building.
The event consisted of a series of stands, where each student offered a dish which was considered healthy. Students were encouraged to give their stand a name, to create a menu and even advertise their product.
Certainly a task demanding creativity, but also reflection, as students were required to analyze whether their dish was balanced, apart from healthy. Modifications to traditional healthy recipes were part of the process in order to obtain a product that was both, balanced and healthy, which reflected their learning throughout the unit. Students were even challenged to relate their food to body organs and how the components of their dish could be beneficial to the functions of the body organs according to the core components of the ingredients in their dish.
Ms. Penny, one of the Grade 4 teachers at Raha considers the activity a success according to their assessment expectations. The aims of the event were to share with the RIS community their learning outcome, but also to assess the students in a “fun and engaging way,” according to Ms. Penny. Apart from participating at Master-chef Raha, the students submitted a written account of their work where they reflected their work process.
Will we see our young chef students on TV in a Master-chef show?