First Grade Gets a Taste of Ghana

Syracuse Academy of Science Atoms learn to make authentic Ghanaian Crepes

Thursday, February 13, 2020—Kuukua Yomekpe, The Owner and Head Chef of Asempe Kitchen, LLC stopped by Ms. Dickinson and Mr. Scheemaker's first-grade class. Ms. Yomekpe makes and serves Ghanaian cuisine in downtown Syracuse.

Ms. Yomekpe taught the students how to prepare and cook their own crepes. She wove culturally relevant facts into the cooking demonstration leaving students not only with a full belly, but a full mind as well. For example, did you know babies in Ghana are not named until 8 days after their birth? Atoms also learned how to properly wrap hair with a Duku. We believe in the value of culturally-relevant teaching in our classrooms, and reminding Atoms that they are citizens of this world. Thank you, Ms. Yomekpe, for sharing your time with us! 


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