The Tortilla Factory
>Today we had a special visitor . Rosanna’s mother came to school to talk to us about Honduras, her home country. She read us a book called ” The Tortilla Factory” that explained how tortillas are made . The book talked about the ” brown hands ” that turned the black earth and made yellow corn into corn flour. As she read the book RosaMaria let the children feel corn flour in a bag and then they really made tortillas. All she did was take corn flour and knead it into a dough , much like playdoh and then flattened it out with a wooden tortilla maker. This was a perfect activity for our 5 senses unit. They got to see the process, touch the corn meal, smell the tortilla and hear Rosanna’s mom talk. On Wednesday when we have our tasting party, they will get to taste the tortillas she will make for them.