Some of my students this year have really taken to the kitchen. We have made fraction pizzas and for our Ancient Athens unit, a few students made some Greek inspired dips as a way to continue honing their skills in the kitchen. One of my ASD students is an absolute whiz with a chef’s knife, and giving him the chance to be an expert in our classroom really makes him visibly proud. He chopped all the garlic and ingredients for homemade tzatziki that he proudly shared with his classmates.
Finding the “expert” level in each student and fostering those skills has been a way to really let each student’s confidence shine this year in Room 14.