My students have a wide range of disabilities but eagerly enjoy coming to school and participating. They love to cook and make different types of meals and snacks. They are excited to learn each day. We would love to focus on some multicultural activities next year with our cooking lessons.
Our community is low-income and we are a rural farming area.
As a school, we believe every student can learn at their level and have success. By giving them access they can be successful students at school in their own learning! The students need life skills in cooking and each week we spend time in a kitchen honing those skills.
The students need to work on cooking skills and with appropriate tools they can be successful. In our first project we ordered and were funded for new items to use in our Family and Consumer Science classes as well as for Functional Life Skills classes.
All students need to learn how to cook as a basic life skill that they will carry on well past their school years.
When we give them those skills at school this prepares them to support their families or themselves in the future.
Students are never too young or old to begin to learn self-sufficiency skills. With the appropriate day to day kitchen tools that are found in a household; they can practice these skills well before needed in a future home.
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