Grimmer Students Getting Experience in the Kitchen with Cooking Club

Grimmer Students Getting Experience in the Kitchen with Cooking Club

Grimmer's fifth grade is cooking the afternoons away with cooking club. Every Monday and Wednesday students gather to learn new recipes that they can take home to share with their families.

“We just teach them a couple easy recipes that they can make themselves. They are more confident in the kitchen, and know how to do some things for themselves,” Kristen Duncan, a fifth grade teacher at Grimmer Elementary said.

Cooking club is lead by Duncan and Allison Colgrove, 5th grade instructor. They demonstrate the process of making the food that the club will be making at the beginning of the meeting; after that it is all up to the students.

“We send them off into their groups [after we demonstrate how to cook the food.] It teaches following directions, their goal is to revert back to the recipe before coming to us,” Colgrove said.

Not only do the students get the opportunity to learn new recipes and listening skills, but they get the chance to work on their homework and get help from their peers.

“I like cooking because it helps me in subjects where we’re doing fractions, I’ll be like ‘Oh, I used that amount for oil in the cake,’ It helps me relate to math,” D’ana Albores, fifth grade, said.

Cooking lets students take something they have learned in the classroom and use it out in the world. So far students have learned how to make ham and cheese croissant roll-up and oreo truffles. They will also be learning to make puppy chow, rice krispy treats, grilled cheese and macaroni and cheese.

“I joined it because I always see my mom and dad cooking and I just wanted to [cook too]. [My favorite thing I’ve made so far] are croissant roll ups, they’re really good and cheesy, and I made them last night with my mom and dad,” Shane Adams, fifth grade student said.