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Kids Learn Kitchen Skills At Warrenville Elementary School

Fifth-grade pupils at Warrenville Elementary School are learning kitchen skills with the Kids in the Kitchen Program.

Lunchroom manager Karen Reed started the program this year after an interaction inspired her. A student asked for ketchup, and teasingly she said he would have to come into the kitchen and make some from scratch.

“He just got all excited and then the wheels started turning,” Reed said.

Charlene Heard, the principal at WES, said she was excited when Reed approached her with the idea because it’s a great way for students to learn real life skills.

“I think it’s a wonderful program,” Heard said. “It allows our students to utilize skills that they learned in class from math, as well as reading, when they use those skills as they are measuring things as they’re using the recipes they’re having to read them and follow them.”

The program is for fifth-graders only and alternates each week between one of the three fifth-grade classes, Reed said.

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Stephanie Hill