PLAINFIELD, NJ - Students at Woodland Elementary School baked cornbread for a donation to a community event.

Third-, fourth- and fifth-graders in Stephany Pybella's and Kelsey Brown’s classes took time out to bake cornbread that will donated at a community event in Plainfield on Saturday, Nov. 21.

The baking began during another project the children were working on with their art teacher, Irene Mitta, who was teaching them about the process of making paper-mache masks and when the students began to ask questions about using a whisk and mixing the paper-mache paste, she said to them, “It’s like mixing batter for a cake.”

Once the loaves were baked, the students learned to wrap them, and freeze them to keep them fresh. The students wrote down the recipe and the steps on how to bake cornbread.  The students then decided they would donate the bread to help others during this Thanksgiving season.