While families were scurrying to get everyone ready for the first day of school, area teachers were busy preparing their classrooms and mapping out their lesson plans for the entire school year! We are so excited that the PB&J Fund gets to be a part of that yearly planning for so many teachers. We offer a free field trip program to select schools in the Charlottesville area. Our CHEF for a Day program allows teachers to bring their students to PB&J’s teaching kitchen for an enrichment learning experience that directly supports MATH, SCIENCE, HEALTH, and LANGUAGE ARTS concepts, as well as the SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL skills practiced when working together as a team. Grade levels included in the program are Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, and 3rd Grade. Each recipe/lesson is designed with grade-level Standards in mind. (Can you tell a former teacher created this? 😊 )
Our dream is that students will have the opportunity to participate all five years, thus, completing five different recipes and their accompanying nutritional lessons. CHEF for a Day programming started with the 2017-2018 school year and saw over 50 classes participate. Just two years later, we anticipate that we will host more than 80 classrooms during the 2019-2020 school year. That’s over 1400 students!! Thank you to all of the teachers who will make PB&J a part of their students’ learning experience this school year! We can’t wait to welcome you!