This week [end of March, early April] each class at JCDS got to experience the basics in making kosher matza for Passover. The challenge was, to mix water and flour together to make dough, kneed it, roll it out into a very thin sheet, and then bake it, taking 18 minutes or less to do so. This was done in the parking lot outside on tables. Each class came out one at a time, kids spreading out around the tables and doing all the things needed to make tasty and kosher matza. We baked the matza in an oven made of bricks the fifth graders made. Even though we didn’t use flour that was kosher for Passover, everyone felt very accomplished after making their own matza. This was truly an intriguing and informative activity.