McKinley Elementary students learn kitchen skills

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Neighbors | Submitted.Family Consumer Science teacher Korisa Walton taught Poland students about kitchen safety during their new class.

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Neighbors | Submitted.Students enjoyed english muffin pizza after they finished making it for Family Consumer Science, a new class in Poland taught by Korisa Walton.

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Neighbors | Submitted.Fifth and sixth grade students in Poland learned oven safety during Family Consumer Science class where they made english muffin pizza.

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Neighbors | Submitted.Students created and baked english muffin pizzas for class in Poland.

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Neighbors | Submitted.Fifth and sixth grade students in Poland measured ingredients for English Muffin Pizza for the new Family Consumer Science class.

By JESSICA HARKER

jharker@vindy.com

Students in Poland’s new Family Consumer Science Class put their kitchen skills to the test.

The new class is taught by Korisa Walton, who taught students about kitchen safety as they worked together to make English muffin pizza.

“We were able to add more course offerings this year to grades five and six due to the realignment of the buildings under one complex,” said McKinley Associate Principal Lisa Iberis. “The hope was to offer more hands-on, real world experiences for students at younger ages.”

During the project students worked in teams, taking on different jobs while cooking the pizza.

“Students love the opportunity to explore family consumer science,” Iberis said.

After baking the pizza students each got to enjoy a piece.

Walton said that the class was offered this year to 127 fifth-graders at McKinley.

“The students take the course for seven weeks and rotate through five exploratory courses during the school year,” Walton said.

During the course, students study foods, including kitchen and food safety, string art, including basic hand sewing, time management, budgeting and more.

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