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Cook the Common Core

Cook the Common Core
I keep forgetting that some people totally freak out when they hear anything about Common Core standards.  I recently shared show excited I was to be speaking at the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom Conference on Facebook.  When I said that my workshop would be called "Cook the Common Core," someone replied, "Oh no!"  I didn't put two and two together, and asked her why she responded that way.  Her simple reply was, "you mentioned something about common core." My...

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Learning Literacy Through Cooking

Learning Literacy Through Cooking
When my kids were little, there was nothing like seeing their excitement when they told me about something new that they had learned in school.  They loved the opportunity to teach me a thing or two - and enjoyed it even more when they could show me their new skills.  Cooking is a perfect example of a teaching tool that can inspire kids to come home and share what they have learned.  Not only does it inspire healthy eating habits, but it can be a foundation to practice new literacy skills. Literacy...

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Cook the Alphabet - Healthy No-Bake Lesson Plans...

Cook the Alphabet – Healthy No-Bake Lesson Plans for Kids
As an educator, I am thrilled by the idea that I can help parents, teachers, homeschoolers and summer camp directors to use healthy cooking as a way to teach kids.  Not only can children learn  how to make good food choices, but my lesson plans will help them practice and reinforce what they are already required to learn:  literacy, math, nutrition, science and social studies! Food is the ultimate canvas for learning.  A huge bonus? If kids are exposed to healthy foods in the classroom,...

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