More than half of students from low‑income households
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How Do I Feed Myself?
My students need a microwave oven to learn about food preparation.
How will I survive in the real world? My special education classroom has been looking at different careers that might provide the students with a living. I would love to show them how to follow recipes, measure ingredients, and cook meals to help their economic education.
I have a self-contained special education classroom of 12 boys that are eager to learn in their own way.
Many of my students are autistic and have difficulty focusing and learning using traditional teaching methods. They must have sensory needs met before they can start learning. The school is a high poverty school with over 75% of the students receiving free and reduced lunches. The school is a 4th through 6th grade school and limited funds available to provide enough hands on materials and activities for these students. Without having hands on lessons about career choices and economic survivor skills they will never be able to become productive citizens.
By having a microwave in the classroom they will be able to use the measuring skills they have learned to make foods. We have learned how to make a peanut butter sandwich and want to learn more. When they learn how to cook simple foods they will be better equipped to provide for themselves. They need so many hands on activities that they can do over and over to feel comfortable doing a task. I would like to teach them to cook a meal. Many of these students don't have parental support or supervision and this way they can feed them selves.
How would you feel if you had no way to get meals?
What if you didn't know how to fix simple foods? I would like to teach my students how to cook and provide for themselves. Would you help me help these students?
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