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Cooking Skills : Special Education
Using the microwave, boiling water for pasta, and using a knife to make a sandwich are all independent living skills. Prepare your special needs students for life by having them prepare three easy-to-cook items. Each skill is laid out as numbered steps, which is great for the learner and for you.
9th - 12th Health 127 Views 237 Downloads
Cooking Dinner (Thanksgiving)
American traditions of Thanksgiving come to life through culinary activities. Young chefs practice cooking a turkey and setting a table for a Thanksgiving family feast. They use math and reading skills to follow directions and measure ingredients accordingly.
Pre-K - 2nd Health 5 Views 52 Downloads
Cooking Skills Using Self-Prompting
Prepare three different simple meals with your special needs class to prepare them for an independent life. They watch a video of a person preparing three different meals, they pause the video, complete the steps, then push play when they are ready to continue.
9th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 17 Views 29 Downloads
Seam Allowances and Reading Measuring Tapes
Homemade clothes are so fun to wear, and they are also fun to make! Have young tailors sew seam allowances using a measuring tape to the nearest 1/8th inch. The lesson includes three related docs and includes those all-important practical math skills.
7th - 8th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 3 Downloads
Photo Quilt Square
Build creative thinking and organization skills in your upper graders. They take photos using a digital camera, then use the computer to create phot-transfers which will be used to create a photo quilt square. They sew or embroider their squares and use them to create an imaginative and expressive textile piece.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Souper Wheelies: Recipe Activity
Your special education class can use this simple recipe for more than just cooking. They'll find correctly spelled words, put words from the recipe in ABC order, circle the correct measurement, and identify items that are in recipe by circling the correct picture.
10th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 17 Views 36 Downloads
What do you use to chop an onion or brown the meat? Learners with special needs read through a taco recipe, then use it to complete three different academic development activities. They circle the best utensil for the job, match each food to its food group, and use the recipe to fill blanks in a story.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 13 Views 27 Downloads
Kids won't just follow a recipe to increase their cooking ability, they'll use it to locate information in a text. They read the simple recipe, then use information from the recipe to fill in the blanks in a story that shows one person telling another how to make pizza sticks.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 21 Downloads
Ham and Cheese Puffs
A simple cooking recipe can become an entire lesson when you have your class discuss following directions, measuring, and basic cooking skills. Intended for a special education audience, this simple dish can help build basic independent living skills.
9th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 25 Views 52 Downloads
Children Cooking at Home: Developing Opinions
Excerpts from a New York Times article about children cooking dinner for their family can lead learners to express opinions about taking on real life responsibilities. The story will prompt discussion, but add more questions directed at expressing and supporting opinions than the ones included here.
7th - 9th Health 5 Views 23 Downloads
Cooking Up Something Good
Students compare and convert units of measurement within the United States customary system and within the metric system by baking cookies. Students discuss how to double the cookie recipe, how to make only half of the recipe, and how to convert the recipe from standard to metric units of measurement.
6th - 8th Math 4 Views 53 Downloads
The Ugly Vegetables: Veggie Wrap Sandwich
The Ugly Vegetables is a book that introduces young children to some of the lesser-known veggies. With healthy eating and Chinese cooking as the theme of the lesson, children will discuss how healthy food can stimulate the five senses.
K - 3rd Health 6 Views 5 Downloads
New Review Solar Cooking
Who needs a barbecue grill to cook hot dogs when you have the amazing power of the sun at your disposal? Engage young scientists in learning about solar energy with this fun activity that turns a used Pringles can into a solar powered hot dog cooker.
4th - 7th Science 7 Views 4 Downloads
Mandarin Orange Cake Recipes
Future bakers, cooks, or party planners will benefit most from this lesson in using proportional relationships to alter recipes. Everyone brings in a favorite dessert recipe, and they work to half, double, or triple it. Practical and delicious, this home economics and vocational lesson is also fantastic for developing math skills!
6th - 8th Math 17 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A nice, neat PowerPoint accompanies this lesson plan, explaining each of the MyPlate dietary recommendations. Another PowerPoint gives the class the opportunity to apply the concepts of MyPlate on a worksheet. Recipes are provided for the class to prepare and eat in class.
7th - 9th Health 7 Views 25 Downloads
Skills Needed For Good Work Habits: Following Directions
Following directions are a key skill set for building good work habits. Intended for a special education class, this activity allows learners to practice following directions as a good work habit. They help make a simple recipe first by following the directions and a second time where a step is left out.
7th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 78 Views 189 Downloads