In a resealable plastic bag place sugar, yeast and add warm water. Mix them up a little and leave the bag open for about 10 minutes as the yeast activates.
Add the Flour to the wet ingredients and reseal the bag. Start squishing it together with your hands to mix it all up. Let it sit in the bag for about an hour. You will see the bag filling up gas and the dough getting bigger.
Remove from bag and knead for 5-10 minutes until smooth and you can push gently on the surface and it bounces back.
Mold into your form or place in a greased loaf pan. Cover your loaf with plastic wrap or something that will limit the amount of extra air that passes over it.
You can brush top of bread with olive oil or melted butter, or spray a little non-stick spray and bake until golden, about 20-30 minutes. Remember to rotate your bread halfway through its bake time.
Enjoy your fresh loaf of bread while it is warm with something sweet or something savory.
Create a primary source journal to document your personal experiences as you live through a time that will be in the history books of the future. You are creating a primary source – documentation of what one student was thinking in the spring of 2020 during the global pandemic. Now, we are all a part of history.
Your family’s trip to the grocery store and “stocking up.”
Canceled family vacations, canceled field trips, or canceled school.
How weird is it to have to “e-learning”?
How are you occupying your time?
How do you feel about this? Glad that you don’t have to come to school? Are you bored? Are you worried? Are you upset that you won’t get to see your friends?
What is changing for you because of this?
What kinds of things are your families thinking/saying/doing?
What is your “must-have” if you are going to be cooped up inside for a while?
What are your “binge-watch” recommendations?
Where is your new “desk”?
What is the #1 concern you have about what is going on right now?
What is a small way in which your life has changed right now?
What mattered to you a few days or a week ago that now seems irrelevant? Vice versa?
Begin by introducing yourself – where you live, how old you are, with whom you live. Explain what happened and the restrictions placed on your family because of the pandemic.