Name: Patricia Palmeri
Phone number: (908) 234-0768, ext. 262
Welcome to the Family & Consumer Science web page.We have a new curriculum for grades 5-8. All classes emphasize practice and the enjoyment of the learning process in the moment. I hope that you will share your ideas and suggestions as we implement our new classes.
What Kids Learn While Cooking
What do kids learn while cooking? Your children enjoy learning to cook, as well as, eating the final product. They love the whole process of adding the ingredients together, creating something unique, and seeing the finished product. Even most adults enjoy creating and seeing their masterpiece.
Most children don’t even realize that they are learning while they are cooking; they just know they are having fun. I have brainstormed and compiled a list of all the things your children are learning while they are cooking in my class.
- Problem solving—what happens when something goes wrong
- Improving their reading skills
- Vocabulary through new words
Chemistry and Science Skills
- Discovering food groups
- Making predictions
- How food grows
- How food changes while cooking
- Five senses
- Cultural recipes
- Where food grows
- Creativity—make their own unique recipes
- Recipes through generations
- Family recipes/family history
- How to eat healthy
- Good nutrition
- Safety and cleanliness
- Working together
- Building self esteem
Fine Motor Skills
The gamut of things that your children can learn from taking FCS is amazing. FCS teaches life skills and people will always have to eat to survive. It is an opportunity to not only learn an important life skill, but also multiple lessons and skills while having fun doing it.