Denise Genest

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Denise Genest


I will be teaching Family & Consumer Science here at Har-Bur Middle School.  My courses include Grade 5 Nutrition/Foods, Grade 7 Nutrition and Foods, and Grade 8 Entrepreneurship.

About me:  

The 2018/2019 school school year will be my third year at Har-Bur.  During my 16 years  plus of teaching, I have taught culinary courses at a large high school, and have taught Foods/Nutrition courses at other middle schools.  I live in Burlington and have lived here for 27 years. 
B.S.:  Home Economics Education, UConn
M.S.: Secondary Education, CCSU

Classes I teach are:

Grade 5 Nutrition/Foods - Students will learn:
The importance of Kitchen Safety & Sanitation
Basic food preparation terms
Basic measuring techniques
How to read a recipe for information
Proper dishwashing techniques
How to establish kitchen organization

Grade 7 Foods & Nutrition - Students will learn:
The importance of Kitchen Safety & Sanitation
How to use a variety of tools and equipment
How to successfully prepare a recipe
Measuring techniques
How Food-related Conditions can impact peoples' lives

Grade 8 Entrepreneurship - Students will learn:
How entrepreneurs get started
The importance of developing a prototype
How to prepare a final product
Collaboration - Feedback - Reflection
The Spirit of Giving Back
Basic Culinary Skills
(Also see Entrepreneurship webpage)

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