Sixth graders bake cookies for community
Published: Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
Custer Elementary sixth graders once again spent time this past week baking cookies for the Custer Community Christmas program food baskets.
This hands-on project was started by sixth grader teacher Kim Webster 20 years ago as a way to give back to the community. Concepts such as measuring, fractions, estimating and other mathematical facts were used in a “real life, practical” activity to teach math concepts to her students. Through the years it has grown into a more encompassing project that includes many partnerships in our community.
These cookies are donated to The Storehouse to be placed in the food baskets given out for the Custer Community Christmas program sponsored by the Custer Ministerial Alliance. Some 200 baskets were given out to families in need Saturday, Dec. 22. Each basket is topped off with a dozen homemade cookies.
Custer schools Life Skills instructors, Chantell Borkowski and Joyce Molitor, had their students mix all the batches of cookie dough. The sixth grade students rolled out, baked, decorated and bagged hundreds of cookies. Four hundred and sixty eight of them (39 dozen) were donated to the food baskets.
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