The cost of a set of markers, a cookbook, chart paper, copy paper, scotch tape, and groceries is $87, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.
What better way to motivate anyone than to offer food? When I reached the end of my rope and ideas, I realized the students with whom I counseled as an elementary counselor, naturally opened up and were more comfortable over lunch. These children may be at-risk, depressed, working below grade level or perhaps just stuck in a rut! Many students eat with me now for rewards, incentives or just refuge from a bad day. I decided to try another approach with food. I try to maintain behavior/academic contracts throughout the year with candy/snacks/trinkets being the prizes they earn. Instead of adding "tokens", "smiley faces", or "checks" to charts monitoring good behavior, completed homework or classwork, I could begin adding pictures of ingredients to a child's chart. The ingredients could be added until the child had enough to make and bake a symbol of the season: October-apple pie, November-pumpkin pie,December-gingerbread cookies. etc. The baking activity would be the final reward. Many students I counsel need to see immediate rewards, thus, the picture ingredients. The baking would be the goal they earned. I have taught/counseled for 24 years now and food will motiviate any child. Also, cooking activities bring out the best in any child. The children I see need to feel a part of something and cooking is a wonderful way to be involved and part of something. They can share their creations with the principal, a favorite teacher or even the school food service director! Their pride will shine when they present their creations, adding to a much needed sense of self-esteem. Also, they will cultivate a sense of ingredients, cost, energy and time involved in creating a masterpiece!
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|BETTY CROCKER COOKBOOK • Nasco||$16.51||1||$16.51|
|3/4X1000 MAGIC TAPE -- Scotch Magic Tape in Value Packs • Quill Corporation||$14.57||1||$14.57|
|Chart Paper • Teacher's School Supply||$12.15||1||$12.15|
|COPY PAPER 8-1/2X14 - 20#, 84 BRIGHT -- Quill 20-lb. Economy White Copy Paper; 8 1/2x14" • Quill Corporation||$5.12||1||$5.12|
|SUPER SHARPIE TWINTIP MARKERS -- Sanford Sharpie Twin-Tip Permanent Markers; 3-Color Set, Assorted Colors • Quill Corporation||$4.94||1||$4.94|
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