All students from Walker Elementary Kindergarten are learning math and social studies skills through cooking. They learn that there are essential components and safety issues involved with cooking as well as many math concepts.
The students learn how to use tools safely and are exposed to many different and usual tools throughout the year. Ingredients are tasted, many of which they have not tried at home. They use their senses to touch, taste, compare, and smell. The recipes are viewed and then broken down so that each student can mix and measure their own special treat.
Creativity is the link used to blend cooking into the curriculum for example, funnel cakes were used to teach tornado safety. Each week begins with a good book, cooking, and eating.
Funding for this project comes from parent food donations and Market Day school food distribution fundraisers.