"We tell them over and over again, ‘You are going to have to work really hard,’" said Kristen DeSimone, a seventh- and eighth-grade special education teacher who for the past seven years has planned Remington’s annual Thanksgiving Harvest Luncheon.
The mouth-watering event, DeSimone said, teaches the 18 students who participate valuable social and life skills, while challenging them to put to use some of the lessons they’ve learned in class.
For instance, math came up during the shopping spree last week, she said. Students had to bargain hunt, identify the best prices and manage their food budget.
On Monday, they had to measure just the right amount of ingredients while baking pies for dessert.
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