That’s the question that is plaguing my mind as of late. We just got Emma’s class schedule and sure enough, she has, what we used to call, Home Ec(onomics). She’ll be doing the cooking portion this fall and sewing is yet to come later this year.
I don’t know what to expect and I have heard only a little on how others have made this work. I will be emailing the teacher this weekend with the hopes of her greeting me with complete understanding and flexibility. But as we all know– that may or may not happen.
If you have already been through this, what has been your experience?
- Have your child cook what the other kids were cooking but not let them taste the food?
- Prepare a gluten free version of what the other kids were doing so she could eat it? (and then did you supply the gluten free ingredients?)
- Let them even participate in baking? 7th graders + flour + many kitchens = a gluteny disaster for me.
- Volunteer in the class to ensure everything went okay? I don’t really want to do this, but I will if it guarantees she can create something that she can eat.
So that’s it, I would love to hear your feedback and I am sure others will learn from it too. I will do a recap on how it went later in the school year.
Please see additional posts on this topic: Gluten Free in Home Ec part 2: Working with the School, Gluten Free in Home Ec part 3: Launching a Plan, Gluten Free in Home Ec part 4: 504 Plan Complete and 504 Plan and Celiac Kids