Middle School Day
Elliott Test Kitchen activities have also become so popular with area middle school students that the Test Kitchen Education Foundation has reserved every Tuesday from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm for this group. Students from area middle schools gather at Elliott Test Kitchen for various activities which are supervised by middle school teachers who volunteer to work with the group.
Students can get help for any desired school work, class project, reading assignments or simply work with the chefs to prepare a meal for everyone. The middle school day has created a bonding environment for students and teachers alike by creating a safe and fun positive activity for everyone who participates.
The TKEF goal is to plant the best educational practices in kids at a young age so they will enjoy their path to high school graduation and the desire to pursue higher education.
Battle of the Books
“Battle of the Books” is a competition designed to incentivize reading for students nationally that is supported by the Fort Madison Community School District. Ms. Michelle Bentler, a Teacher Librarian, has partnered with Elliott Test Kitchen to bring middle school students together to encourage reading in a fun and competitive environment. Students form teams and read books from a list in preparation to compete against each other by answering questions about what they have read. This is a very popular program that inspires students to read and share their experience with others.
The Elliott Test Kitchen, in collaboration with the Fort Madison Middle School, offers a literacy program for 4th/5th-grade students called the “Bloodhound Boost”. Approximately twenty 4th/5th grade students will benefit from this program, which will be staffed by highly skilled reading specialists on Mondays from 3:30 – 6 pm. The program will include gamified experiences for students to improve their reading skills and be accompanied by targeted mini-lessons that are specially designed to meet the needs of our attendees. Students will receive a small snack prior to instruction and a specially prepared meal will be served at 5.30 pm by the amazing chefs at the Elliot Test Kitchen. Transportation from the middle school to the test kitchen will be provided by the school district.
Science Fair Practices
The Elliott Test Kitchen has dedicated every Thursdays for students who wish to participate in Science Fair competition. Science teachers are available on site to support students with their project and ideas. All participants will enjoy a great meal at the end of the session to rejuvenate the hard working brains.