Holiday Baking Championship: Not the Holidays Without Pie to Introduce Pie Unit | Family and Consumer Sciences

January 19, 2017 2 Comments

I came up with this activity much sooner than I’d like to admit. I had been planning on showing Holiday Baking Championship: Not the Holidays Without Pie to review the pie unit instead of to introduce it but ran into a snag with yeast dough and a delay for fog.

For a graphic organizer students divide scratch paper into four quadrants. They are to record pros and cons of store-bought crust, types of pies, and types of crusts. I ended up really liking it as an introduction and will probably do that in the future.

My students really enjoy this series. I use the first episode, Holiday Cookie Madness, to review our cookie unit. It is nice to have something like this in your back pocket for multi-day recipes that leave a spare 10 or 20 minutes.


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  • Carrie January 23, 2017 at 2:19 am

    I love everything you post. I just passed the FACS exams in CA to get my supplemental credential. Your students are lucky to have you!

    • kaylapins January 23, 2017 at 11:28 am

      Thank you! Congratulations on your new credential. It’s such a rewarding content area!

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