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This is a collection of posters that help your students better navigate the culinary adventures of the kitchen.
There are posters that cover kitchen vocabulary, reasons to wash your hands, general kitchen safety, food safety, full scale equivalency and guide posters for cups, teaspoons, and liquid cup measurements ("full scale" meaning that you can hold a Tablespoon up to the picture on the poster and match it to the correct size). There are also posters on stove top safety, fire and knife safety, and how to use a knife correctly.
All of the posters are colorful and easy to understand with bright pictures and easy language.
They are created to be laminated and posted in the appropriate places in the life skills kitchen and/or taken home to be used in their home kitchen. This packet is meant to be a starter kit for cooking in the kitchen. With this basic knowledge at hand, students are better able to figure out recipes and understand otherwise vague terminology and measurement concepts. And, of course, it is a great way to teach concrete mathematical skills that have an immediate and useful impact on a students life.
Along with these posters, you will find matching assessments that help to further concrete the information from the posters into the students brain. These assessments should be done in a way that is fun and positively reinforced to help keep the students interest in cooking at the forefront of their learning.
Apart from the typical usage of hanging the posters and discussing them with the students, there are endless ways to utilize the included assessment sheets. Below are just a few ideas:
Included in this packet:
This is a really great poster set, and one that hangs throughout my classrooms galley kitchen. I make it a point to review these posters throughout our class cooking time by randomly calling on a student and having them read a poster to me. It has turned into a game with the students, where they try to recall as much as they can before looking at the poster (I just don't tell them that that was my plan all along!).
I am positive you will enjoy these posters as much as I have.
Thank you very much for reading.