Help me give my students cookware for a fun and tasty time full of learning experiences to promote healthy eating habits.
My preschool classroom serves children and families from low socioeconomic backgrounds and is culturally diverse. My students are creative, inquisitive, thoughtful children who love engaging in hands on projects. Each day they walk into the classroom with big smiles on their faces and ready to take on new challenges the day has waiting. Cooking in the classroom has been by far the children's favorite activity.
In the classroom, cooking exposes children to a variety of sensory and cognitive experiences, cooking together also provides social opportunities and helps children develop social skills, like the importance of cooperation and sharing in a group.
Each child in my classroom loves the feeling of cooking with their classmates and teachers. From selecting recipes, measuring ingredients, sharing the space and materials to actually preparing the food. But if you were to ask what their favorite part is; it would be eating what they have prepared for themselves and their classmates. Watching them smile proudly then devour their creation is truly my joy.
The joy on the face of my preschoolers as they are reading a recipe, measuring ingredients and cooking with their classmates is magical. The materials we are wishing for are cookware and a camera for our classroom.
Cooking is also full of opportunities for learning, so consider preschool cooking lesson plans as activities than can be part of a child’s education both in school and at home.
Think of what cooking combines; math, reading, creative thinking, science, sensory experiences and social skills
Cooking together provides social opportunities and helps children develop social skills, like the importance of cooperation and sharing in a group. Selecting a recipe, gathering ingredients, taking turns stirring, pouring, and chopping can be a group effort. Let’s not forget how cooking teaches math as the children measure ingredients, count amounts of foods to be combined, and recognize shapes in various foods.
As a teacher in my classroom I have been bringing my cookware from home; my griddle, blender and the skillet. The students deserve materials that will remain in the classroom and be on hand at all times for our cooking adventures. Documenting learning and experiences is a HUGE part of preschool especially for DRDP's. The camera will be used to document their cooking adventures and pictures will be printed and displayed in the classroom for families and their students.
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|Kodak PIXPRO FZ53 Digital Camera, 16 Megapixels, 5x Optical Zoom, 28mm Wide, 720p HD Video, Black • Quill.com||$91.99||1||$91.99|
|Black & Decker Stainless Steel 6-Slice Convection Countertop Toaster Oven, Black (TO2055S) • Quill.com||$60.29||1||$60.29|
|Brentwood 1000 W Electric Single Hotplate Chrome • Quill.com||$20.96||2||$41.92|
|Brentwood1400 W 16" Non-Stick Electric Skillet With Glass Lid, Black • Quill.com||$41.39||1||$41.39|
|Brentwood 1400 W Adjustable Temperature Non-Stick Electric Griddle Black • Quill.com||$36.89||1||$36.89|
|Progressive Prepworks Chopping Mat • Quill.com||$8.99||2||$17.98|
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