I’m pretty sure my fourth grade teacher, Miss Caldwell, could be categorized as the coolest teacher ever. So much of what I learned that year has stuck with me because every lesson had a hands on component. When we learned about pioneers, we took a class trip to a local museum with a village set up like it would have been in the 1850’s. We spent the entire day as if it were the 1850’s and even took a spelling tests on chalkboards.
Here’s a picture from the day. I’m wearing the pioneer dress with the pink bonnet. My mom made that awesome dress!
When we learned about immigrants, she set up a mock Ellis Island in our classroom. Unfortunately in that situation I was deported! And when we had to write a report about other countries, she tied it all together by hosting an International Food Festival. We had to create signature dishes from the country we researched.
Since I knew that we definitely had Irish ancestors, I decided to write my report on Ireland. My mother and grandmother made the dishes. We made a stew and Irish soda bread. So in honor of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday, I thought I’d share the recipe we used.
Here’s the front of the recipe and I love that you can see her handwriting.
And here’s the actual recipe. I’m not certain which magazine she got it from. I also don’t think we added the raisins. I hope to you enjoy the recipe! It’s wonderful warm with lots of butter of course!