Ms. Snyder’s ELA class learned a new skill – how to churn butter! The class has been reading Lyddie, by Katherine Paterson, a novel about a farm girl in 1840’s Vermont. One of Lyddie’s chores was to churn butter. So teachers – Ms. Snyder, Mrs. Lynskey and Ms. Bryant – taught the class to churn by shaking heavy cream in a jar. There was a little friendly competition going on between the two groups of students to see which group could produce the butter the fastest! When the butter was ready, students first tasted buttermilk – the byproduct of making butter – and finally ate their newly churned butter on French baguettes. Popular opinion: churning butter was hard work but fun, and the butter was delicious!