Ingenuity can be portable. Hopkins Community Education knows there’s much to be learned by preparing and cooking food, aside from the use of a measuring cup, as evidenced by the overwhelming popularity of the current offering of cooking classes (Math Munchies, Chinese Cooking and Garden to Table, to name just a few). This portable kitchen will expand the opportunities for fun, experiential learning, including what constitutes healthy food and good nutrition, math and organization skills, as well as following directions (and the sometimes foul consequences of NOT following them). Kitchen à la Cart will be housed at Eisenhower Community Center and can be pushed right into the classroom. It will be used daily at Camp Royal (summer), in the afterschool SMARTS program, and in Adult Basic Education classes. Future ideas for using the cart include Eisenhower/XinXing school family nights and indoor recess, and Family and Consumer Science classes. The possibilities are deliciously endless.
Submitters: Andrea Sjogren, Lisa Walker, Jennifer Kopischke