Life Skills

Winter Polar Bear M&M Cookies! Cooking & Baking Class by the Indulgent Chef

These cookies are bear-y fun! In this 45-minute, one-time cooking & baking class, students will make delicious Winter Polar Bear M&M Sugar Cookies step by step with the teacher.
Becky Martinez
37 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 2 learners
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Class

45 minutes

per class

Meets once

3-5

year olds

1-4

learners per class

per learner

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Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
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Description

Class Experience

Students will practice baking skills for young beginners. Learners will follow directions from the teacher and learn cooking & baking skills to make Winter Polar Bear cookies while increasing their self-confidence in the kitchen. This cooking & baking class is great a complement for kids interested in cute animals. This is not a Christmas class, but kids can decorate their cookies as they would like. 
My favorite pastime is cooking & baking, and I love to teach cooking to young learners! Whenever I teach students cooking & baking, I enjoy seeing their sense of accomplishment when they create dishes with their own hands. I homeschool my children, ages eight and five, utilizing a hybrid combination of formal learning and unschooling. I have spent countless hours cooking & baking with my two children while homeschooling them. These recipes are ones that I have done with my kids and they love to create!

My son had severe food allergies as a young child, so I also have personal experience adjusting recipes for gluten-free, dairy-free, plant-based, and vegan preferences, too. I welcome GF and vegan learners into my class!

I have experience teaching my son, who requires unique adaptations to how new information is presented and taught. I am happy to help a neurodiverse and differently-abled learner get the most out of my class, too. We’re ND-friendly!

I have been a teacher for more than 15 years, teaching life skills and personal development strategies to youths. I have also taught cooking & baking classes to teens in a volunteer outreach program. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Business and a minor in Education. I also possess a TEFL teaching certification for specialized Cooperative Learning Approaches and Introduction of New Skills to Young Learners.
I would love for all students to post a picture of their finished cookies with their review after cooking & baking is complete!
Feel free to substitute as needed when the exact ingredients or materials are unavailable, undesired or if any allergies exist.

Note: Students should have all the ingredients, softened butter, cooking utensils, and recipe ready before the cooking & baking class begins so that students are not searching for them during cooking instruction. Recipe instructions will be posted in the classroom at least 24 hours before class start. I will also copy the recipe in the chat during the class.

INGREDIENTS
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 
1 stick butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Decoration: Mini M&M's Milk Chocolate Candy, Regular M&Ms, chocolate chips, or substitute toppings of your choice. We are going to use these to turn our cookies into polar bears.

UTENSILS
2 or 3 cookie sheets, lightly greased or lined 
2 mixing bowls
Measuring cups and spoons
Mixing spoon
Whisk or fork
Coffee cup and saucer (used for breaking the egg)
Two spoons or cookie dough scoop
Cooling rack or plates to cool cookies.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Yes! Beginner bakers will need a parent to be present, but off-camera, for this class. The students will be baking in an oven, so parental supervision is a must. Parents should remain off-camera while providing support and supervision (Some parents place a towel over the camera when they need to step into camera view). If a child falls too far behind the rest of the class during the recipe, a parent or guardian should be ready to assist the learner in completing the recipe. Before class, an adult may need to gather all the ingredients and preheat the oven. Measuring will be done during class, but some learners may need parental assistance with measuring. Since parents know their child best, some parents may prefer to put measured ingredients in separate small bowls so the learner can just add the ingredients as we go through the recipe. Please assess your child’s abilities to bake safely. During class, an adult may need to bake the cookies in an oven. 

Teacher

Becky Martinez
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Certified Montessori Teacher and Homeschool Mom
37 total reviews
36 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I am thrilled to bring hands-on Montessori style learning experiences to Outschool! I am a Certified ESL Language Teacher who advocates the Montessori Method of teaching because it recognizes that children learn in different ways and... 
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