Bethlehem Christian Academy fourth-grade teacher Melanie Cain recently decided to do something about the generation gap and create a moment she and her students would never forget.

The class was studying narrative writing and read “Saturdays and Teacakes” by Lester Laminack, a book about a boy who rides his bike to his grandmother’s house every Saturday to help her and then eats lunch and makes teacakes with her. 

The book included a recipe for the teacakes.

The book stirred memories in Cain of cooking with her own grandmother, who is now 94. She decided to gift her students with that same experience and took her mother over to her grandmother’s house and filmed them making the teacakes recipe.  

Back in the classroom, the students watched the video, and when it was over, Cain pulled out the teacakes. 

“The look on their faces was priceless,” said Cain. “My Granny loved making the teacakes for the students, too. It was a magical moment that neither my students or I will ever forget.”


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