Mr. & Mrs. David Dupee Grant: Cooking-Up the Curriculum

  • School Year: 2014-2015
  • Applicants: Melissa Caballero, Lead Teacher MaryAnn Muccino, Alanna Goldberg
  • School: Charter Oak
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Math, Other

This grant will provide weekly one hour cooking lessons for the special needs students at Charter Oak in grades 1-5. The special needs teacher, speech and language pathologist and classroom teacher will integrate math, language arts, communication, social, fine and gross motor skills and decision making as they provide real life connections to academic learning. Visits by a local nutritionist and chef will also help students to learn about healthy eating , healthy cooking, as well as food service occupations. A "Field Experience" to our local Outback Steakhouse for a Joey tour will teach students about food preparation as well as cooking and serving. Students will write recipe reviews and compile recipes into a cookbook to be shared throughout the school. Cooking tips will be broadcast daily via video announcements, and the student chefs will visit all classrooms to demonstrate a skill or teach a recipe that aligns with the common core.

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