Saturday, November 9, 2019

A Sweet Skype With Our Friends In The Capstone Art Studio As We Learn More About Cupcakes & Cookbooks!

On Friday, our first graders had a very special Skype with our friends in the Capstone Art Studio. 
They have been reading and discussing books with cupcake and baking themes, including lots of cookbooks from Capstone. Our students love their cookbook series such as Sweet Eats with a Side of Science 4DSassy SweetsKids Can CookEasy and Delicious Dairy-Free Recipes for Kids With Allergies and one of their favorites is the....
...Dessert Designer series, which includes What's Up Cupcake that we have as Capstone Interactive eBooks too. 
And the baking and cooking focused books don't just include nonfiction, they include books such as Michael Dahl's Really Scary Stories: Zombie Cupcakes and other Scary Tales, 
which they loved listening to before our Skype visit with Capstone yesterday, 
and Katy Hudson's upcoming book, The Perfect Birthday Recipe, 
which we shared with our first graders after a wonderful Skype from her home in London last week.  
Sarah and Marcy...
... started our Skype by talking about their jobs and...
 ...showing them all kinds of cookbooks...
...they have created... their studio at Capstone.
They loved learning how...
...some of the food they use is plastic like....
...this pizza but most of it they create... their studio.  We loved watching Sarah take the cupcakes she baked and decorate them... all kinds of different ways.
After they were done sharing and showing us around, our first graders had lots of questions.
They asked such thoughtful questions to learn even more about what they do.
 With every question asked between the first grade classrooms,
 Sarah shared lots of...
...special details about her passion for baking and how this....
 ..turned into the job she has creating cookbooks for Capstone.
 When this friend asked what the hardest thing she ever baked was,
Sarah told the story about creating this cupcake with the heart inside for...
He thinks we definitely need this one in the library now.
And when this friend asked who took the pictures,
Sarah and Marcy took all of us on a tour of the rest of the studio where we met the photographer, 

...and heard all about her job too! 
 It was really fun for them to see how they create all different types of books in their studio and... they bring their ideas to life.

It was the best Skype!  We learned so much from this time with Sarah, Marcy and Karon...and just think of what our students learned through this entire lesson with their teachers and all of these amazing connections throughout.
The students and teachers agree, this team has super sweet jobs and they sure are sweet for Skyping with our first graders!  

Thank you, friends.  We can't wait to connect again. 

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