Teaching Students How to Cook

One of my dreams has come true.  Next year I get to teach a middle school cooking class.  I have taught 7th grade English for the past 4 years, which has been great.  However, I was offered a new position where I will be teaching 3 reading intervention classes and 3 cooking classes.

I’m very excited but hesitant at the same time.  Change can be good and scary.  There are still many different kinks and questions to work out and answer, but I feel confident that the class will  be great.  One of the biggest kinks that I’m dealing with now is funding for the class.  This is a new class for our students, and I am starting from scratch with a very small budget.

If you’ve read much of my blog, you know that I enjoy cooking from scratch.  However, starting a new class from scratch with very little money isn’t very easy or enjoyable.  To help fund the class, I created an account on http://www.donorschoose.org.  I’d love for you to check it out to find more information about the class and what is needed.  The link to my account is http://www.donorschoose.org/mrs.soll

If you do decide to help fund the class, you will also receive personal photos and letters from my students.

Although Soll Mom’s Real Food was intended to focus on the cooking that I do at home, I plan on providing updates and  posting photos of the students learning how to cook.  I am also going to create a separate blog for the class that the students have to keep updated.

Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”  My hope is that by getting my students involved in the kitchen, I will be able to make a difference in their lives.  Even if you can’t support the class through donations, I hope you will decide to follow the blog in August once the class gets started.


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