Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021
During the month of October, Mme. Anna Pearson’s Grade 6 French Immersion students at Sunset Park Public School in North Bay learned about different forms of persuasive writing and advertising techniques.
For their writing task, students created a special doughnut to feature as doughnut of the month. After consulting with local bakery Good Glaze Doughnuts, the company generously agreed to feature the students’ top three choices at their bakery.
“This project was really fun. I didn’t think that my doughnut was going to make it to the store. I was happy and proud of myself when I found it did,” exclaimed Alex Villneff.
Some of the student creations included apple explosion, the bear paw print, and marshmallow explosion.
On Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6, three doughnut creations were ‘brought to life’ as the three choices were baked and sold at the Main Street West bakery. The students thoroughly enjoyed seeing their sweet treat available for others to enjoy.
Unsurprisingly, the three featured doughnuts sold out both days and the students were extremely proud of their work.
“I thought it was fun because the whole designing part and thinking about what it would taste like it. The idea of it coming to life was exciting for me,” said Maya Allaire.
Fellow classmate, Anna-Leigh Harrison echoed their enjoyment of the project, “I liked it because of the drawing part. I could show exactly how I wanted it to look and taste! I’m super excited that they’re going to feature it again in January.”
In addition to learning about persuasive writing and advertising techniques, students were able to make connections in the community and the assignment encouraged them to think about how they can build relationships in their local communities, in addition to supporting local businesses.
“This was such an awesome experience for my students. It brought together academics, curriculum and citizenship education where my students participated with and in our local community,” said Mme. Pearson. “I am delighted that the staff at Good Glaze Doughnuts were so supportive of my students and this amazing learning opportunity for them.”
And it wouldn’t be a complete lesson without a sweet treat! The students enjoyed a sweet treat where they enjoyed one of Anna’s Marshmallow Explosion doughnuts. This doughnut was one of three featured by Good Glaze Doughnuts and will be featured again on their menu in January.