Why Teach Cooking?

Cooking at Evergreen SchoolThe 5 words your child uses to assure you that he is growing up confident, capable, and secure: I can do it myself.

Of all the skills your child needs to be independent and responsible, being able to prepare and enjoy nourishing food is near the top.  Cooking is one of Montessori’s most important practical life skills.  Thanks to Camilla’s mom, Carla, I now know that research shows that children who help their parents cook make better food choices.

With our Parent Association support, Evergreen will be able to expand its cooking program this year.  We will be able to add new Ikea cooking utensils and bakeware, as well as a new oven and refrigerator to the third floor gastronomy lab.  In the next few weeks, afternoon students, Extended Day students, Toddlers and more will be able to make homemade apple sauce, baked pumpkin seeds, granola, and other delicious snacks.

Bon appetit!

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