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Cooking up Fun in Foods

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 10/27/2009 - 13:32
Attributions: 
Spencer Duncan, SJHS Staff Writer
Brigham Stagg and Nathanial Mitchell cooking in Mrs. Luke's class.

At Springville Junior High many students enjoy the Foods class.  Mrs. Natalie Luke, the Foods class teacher, enjoys teaching this class full time throughout the year.  The point of foods class is so students can learn how to cook food and to make it nutritious.  The students also learn about the properties of food.  Austin Jensen, an eighth grader at SJHS, said, “We take notes, go outside, exercise, and learn about nutrition.”

The class has made many things so far this year.  They’ve made things like pizza, shortbread, scones and shakes called Orange Julius.

Lear Burton, an eighth grade student at SJHS, said that Mrs. Luke was, “cool.”  Austin said Mrs. Luke, along with Ms. Emily Davenport, Mrs. Luke’s student teacher, were “Fun and funny.” 

Lear said he joined Foods because, “I would be able to eat stuff.”  Mrs. Luke said, “I have loved teaching foods.  It gives me a chance to share something I love and to hopefully inspire kids to want to cook.”

Mrs. Luke lets her ninth grade students try to make foreign foods so they can, “appreciate healthy foods from all around the world.”  The Foods class students like to take part in this class.  Mrs. Luke hopes that students will love cooking as much as she does.