I teach in a school district with a 60% poverty rate. Our district works very hard at helping our students succeed in and out of the classroom. We are the same as many school districts where money is tight, and we are doing everything we can to provide our students with as many experiences as possible. This is where I come in. :)
Our school board voted to keep the Family and Consumer Science program as part of our high school electives; however, the budget has been greatly reduced from last year. My hope is to incorporate as much hands-on learning as possible, as well as meet our states Family & Consumer Science, Reading, and Math standards. I feel one of my most important roles as an FCS teacher is to help students see the value of their education and look to the future. My hope is that, through this role, I will encourage students to make wise decisions in all areas of their lives. This is where you, a potential donor, come in. :)
Most of my classes will involve cooking. Through cooking, the students will use math and reading skills. Our kitchens will be run as businesses thus infusing necessary career skills. Through cooking, the students will remain engaged and will use many skills such as interpersonal communication, problem solving, and teamwork. These skills are essential to the success of my students outside of the classroom and in their adult lives. Through cooking, we can provide service to our community by helping stock our local food pantry. In order to provide these cooking opportunities, my students and I need funds to purchase supplies for our cooking projects. Your help will be greatly appreciated as I try to engage my students through our cooking projects.