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Plate 108 helps teach life skills to Five Oaks Academy students

By Scott Stevens, Photographer,Web Developer
Published on Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Plate 108 helps teach life skills to Five Oaks Academy students

Julie McCombs



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1st row: Harrison, Jeffery, Arianna, Ellie, Brooke, Emily, Rheanna, Ben, Adam, Ben, Federico. 
2nd row: Sydney, Brigitte, Graham, Jose, Savanna, Maddie, Laney, Emily, Jefferson, Brandon, Grace.
3rd row: Hayden, Mikey, Neil, Gabriel, Ariella.
 
 

Julie McCombs

1st row: Harrison, Jeffery, Arianna, Ellie, Brooke, Emily, Rheanna, Ben, Adam, Ben, Federico. 

2nd row: Sydney, Brigitte, Graham, Jose, Savanna, Maddie, Laney, Emily, Jefferson, Brandon, Grace.

3rd row: Hayden, Mikey, Neil, Gabriel, Ariella.

 

 



Five Oaks Academy students, 6th - 8th  grades, made a 4-course Thanksgiving dinner at Plate 108 last month.

The goal was to give them the full Thanksgiving experience, from food selection and preparation, to cleaning pots and pans after dinner. The best part, of course, was enjoying the fruits (and vegetables) of their labors for the four-course meal.

The students have been taught cooking and food preparation since kindergarten. The teaching includes learning to write a menu, budgeting for the meal, purchasing items at the grocery store, cleaning, cooking and preparing the menu as teams.

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The staff said this kind of teaching builds life skills for the students, while also instructing them on how to work as a team. Four teams  – Plates, Spoons, Knives and Forks –  were formed to execute the menu:

Appetizer: Popcorn, Hot Apple cider

Main Course: Roast Turkey

Sides: Turkey gravy, corn casserole, stuffing, sweet potato bar, fresh green beans

Dessert: Pumpkin pie cupcakes with whipped cream

Plate 108 will host a public Christmas Kitchen class, Saturday, Dec. 20, where attendees will learn how to bake holiday cookies.

"We’ll be baking and decorating some of Santa’s favorite holiday cookie recipes, and we can’t wait to share them with you," said owner Wendy Watkins.

The class is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 108 Poinsett Street in downtown Greer, and is open to ages 6 and up. Cost is $15 per child, and accompanying adult is free.

For more information and to register for upcoming classes, visit Plate 108.

 

 

 

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