First-graders at the school learned how to grind wheat into flour, thanks to a visit by Harvey County Farm Bureau representative Margaret Goering.Goering
visited each of the first-grade classes and allowed each child to take a turn grinding the wheat she
provided in a small wheat grinder she
(Click photo to enlarge.)Margaret Goering
shows Sunset students the raw wheat before allowing them to pour it into the wheat grinder.
talked to the children about the many uses of wheat; she
explained that for the wheat to be used in foods like pizza, bread, cookies, cereal and other foods, it must first be ground into flour.Goering
showed the children a small but heavy portable wheat grinder she
and some friends purchased together for their personal use.The grinder is more than 30 years old but still works like a charm.
After the students had a chance to grind wheat, Goering
placed the resulting whole wheat flour in plastic bags so it could be used by students to make bread later in the week.