Reality: In the rush of requirement, it is hard to keep meaning going in the classroom, particularly with writing. We recently offered journaling in class as a way to give students time to write in an open ended fashion. More than one student stared back at us in disbelief. “What do you mean, just write?”
“Yes, we said, just fill the page.” Some of them got into it. So when we offered blog post writing for some additional credit, several gravitated towards the opportunity. The agreement: entries would be posted unfiltered, unedited and anonymous. As agreed, we’ve started to link them using a very basic tumblr blog. You can read them too. Here is the link, which can also be found on our students page: http://idabstudentswrite.tumblr.com/ I can hear their voices and it means a lot to me that they shared their thoughts. We’re offering this blog posting opportunity again, and will keep updating it as we go along.
My most memorable meal was definitely the pasta and tiramisu. It was better than the clam chowder and lemon meringue. The day we had the meal was very exciting because it was the first time eating the stuff we made ourselves. The feel of the room was very exciting because we were about to eat. The pasta meal was memorable because it was very delicious, especially the tiramisu that K, G, and I made. ~ W.L.
This is about the first time I ate clam chowder. I was in culinary class, sitting alongside my two friends. The meal consisted of grilled prawns, two pieces of bread, sauteed greens, and the clam chowder. The prawns tasted really good, the sauce on them was awesome. The greens, however, were a bit too bitter for my taste. I helped making the bread and it tasted good. There was also tiramisu, which I made the cream for and it turned out really good. The star of the meal was the chowder. It was delicious. The chowder was creamy while the clams tasted incredible. The taste was definitely memorable. ~ K.C., about our 11/7/2014 menu