Just an ordinary class in Russian, but with the aroma of syrniki

It’s Friday. We are in the cooking lab of St. George International School and Preschool. Our ninth and tenth graders have their regular Russian language classes. But, today instead of applying themselves to writing and reading, their lessons are dedicated to the culture and culinary traditions of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Under the expert guidance of their teachers, Mrs. Valya and Mrs. Natalia, the students rolled up their sleeves and embarked on the process of preparing the traditional for the Russian region breakfast – syrniki. This name comes from the Russian word for cheese “syr” (“сыр”) and these are fried softies made from a mixture of flour and cottage cheese. In an environment, full of positive vibes and good mood, the dough was skillfully kneaded, and finally, everyone was treated to the tempting and fragrant syrniki.

We, at St. George International School and Preschool, believe that learning is a process and every moment provides an opportunity to acquire new knowledge and skills. Therefore, our program includes interdisciplinary practices and innovative approaches to going beyond the traditional limits of a regular lesson. In this way, our students have the opportunity to discuss and look at the topic from a different perspective, to involve all their senses, and to experience knowledge, turning it into lasting skills.

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