Chatham Salad Pie

On June 17, I was at Chatham Christian School in Ontario, Canada, reading and talking about SALAD PIE to a few different classrooms. First, I went to my sister's Grade 1 class:

My sister, Helen Hoekstra, and me.

My sister, Helen Hoekstra, and me.

  I read SALAD PIE,

And they mixed up a batch of Chatham Salad Pie.

Then we took class pictures, one nice...

  ...and one silly photo.

  ...and one silly photo.

Next, I headed over to Mrs. Hirnam's Learn & Play class:

 I read the story and talked about the book. Then they showed me something very special next door.

 I read the story and talked about the book. Then they showed me something very special next door.

 Little chicks!

 Little chicks!

Next was Miss Wiancko's Grade 2 class:

 They had lots of good questions and added many ingredients to Chatham Salad Pie. You can see the bowl of salad there in the front row, being mixed up.

 They had lots of good questions and added many ingredients to Chatham Salad Pie. You can see the bowl of salad there in the front row, being mixed up.

For the last class of the day, I visited Mrs. Van Eck's Grade 4 class. Long ago, Mrs. Van Eck was my teacher for Grade 5, except she was Miss Flikweert then, and she taught me in Fruitland, Ontario. I still remember reading Caddie Woodlawn in her class, and the gerbils we had as class pets, Pipsqueak and Rascal. They were always escaping which made for whole class searches.

We read and discussed the book, and also added to the huge recipe of Chatham Salad Pie.

After all those classes, you can imagine the huge recipe we made for Chatham Salad Pie. Just look at all of those magnificent ingredients!

 Good thing this is a pretend Salad Pie!

 Good thing this is a pretend Salad Pie!