My students need a Wisco Cookie/Convection Oven to prepare simple, nutrious meals and snacks in a Family and Consumer Science class.
I am the Family and Consumer Science teacher in a Northern Ohio charter school which serves students with ADHD and/or Asperger's Syndrome (high functioning autism). Our school is a special education program founded on the principle that any child can learn given the proper learning environment.
I teach Family and Consumer Science to 60 students in grades 9 through 12.
My students enjoy cooking and making nutritious foods from scratch. They are anxious to try new foods using both traditional and new methods to prepare them. I always try to engage my students by introducing healthy foods and snacks they can make in school and at home.
Despite the challenges my students face outside the classroom, my goal is to provide them with the knowledge and skills they need to make and prepare good food choices. The skills and knowledge they learn will help them transition into responsible, independent adults.
In order to achieve my goal, my classroom is in need of a convection oven.
Learning to prepare healthy alternatives to convenience foods will enrich my students' lives. With these life skills my students will become independent young adults able to care for themselves and others.
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