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Many of the students at Calvin Hunsinger School experience poverty, academic and behavioral struggles, mental health issues and a variety of other stressors, such as single parent families or living with a relative. Frequently, my students come to school hungry and as a result, are not prepared to learn. They are provided breakfast and lunch at school, but often report that they are “still hungry”. The purpose of this grant is to give my students the opportunity to cook food for themselves in our Consumer Science kitchen. This will have many benefits besides feeding the students, including learning how to read recipes, measure for cooking, learning about nutrition, and most of all engaging our students!

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Relevant: Cool Cuisine

School:
Calvin A. Hunsinger 
Subject:
Special Needs Students 
Teacher:
Marilyn Harris 
 
Kelly Sisco 
Students Impacted:
110 
Grade:
K-12 
Date:
January 2, 2016

Investor

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The Pinellas Education Foundation - $250.00

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Goal

Many of the students at Calvin Hunsinger School experience poverty, academic and behavioral struggles, mental health issues and a variety of other stressors, such as single parent families or living with a relative. Frequently, my students come to school hungry and as a result, are not prepared to learn. They are provided breakfast and lunch at school, but often report that they are “still hungry”. The purpose of this grant is to give my students the opportunity to cook food for themselves in our Consumer Science kitchen. This will have many benefits besides feeding the students, including learning how to read recipes, measure for cooking, learning about nutrition, and most of all engaging our students!  

 

What will be done with my students

Students will have the opportunity to learn to cook at school. It may be basic items like macaroni and cheese or more complicated recipes like making their own pizza. Students will be responsible for choosing the recipe and following the directions, as well as all preparation and clean up. 

 

Benefits to my students

My hope is that this grant will provide many benefits for my students including:
1: Reduce hunger
2: Engage the students and provide them with a very positive activity at school
3: Teach skills related to cooking such as reading recipes, measuring including halving or doubling a recipe, and nutrition
4: Encourage responsibility as in "You make the mess, you clean it up!" Students will be responsible for leaving their work area as clean as when they arrived
5: Have fun!! 

 

Describe the Students

Many of my students are economically disadvantaged, demonstrate low academic performance, experience behavioral difficulties and mental health issues, and a significant number live in single parent families or with other guardians (i.e. grandparents, group or foster home). The majority of my students are on free lunch (over 90%) and my school is one that is receiving Universal Free Lunch. Hunsinger is a Title One School. All of my students receive Exceptional Education Services (ESE) including services for students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Speech and Language Impairments and Occupational Therapy.  

 

Budget Narrative

I cannot yet say what I will be buying since the students will have input as to what they make. All money will be used for cooking ingredients/supplies. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Cooking ingedients $250.00
  Total: $250.00

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