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Mrs. Trombly from Lowell MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

1 Potato, 2 Potato, 3 Potato, More Potato!

Help me give my students an easier way to cook for their families.

  • $161 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

All of my students are wonderful children who are diagnosed with emotional disabilities, which affects their behavior, social skills, and access to academics. They are making progress, but continue to need support to help them manage their feelings and behavior, to maintain a calm demeanor while they try to navigate through their school day to learn. Often, they are easily frustrated during routine academic demands, miscues during social interactions, and internal stimuli they are often unable to express their feelings verbally, and need support to move past a problem.

90% of my students are from low-income households and all of them are receiving a free or reduced-priced lunch; Several of my students also have a dual diagnosis of autism, health and or developmental delay, which further hinders their academic, emotional, behavioral, and social growth, and they have needs that cannot be met in the regular education classroom.

It takes a lot of consistent effort, creativity and patience to help my students to feel safe in their surroundings, and with each other. This year, they will be spending more time learning in pairs and small groups of 3 or 4 working on science and social studies projects.

My Project

We are currently making banana bread in a Breadman machine, that we were very lucky to receive for our classroom. We have had the Breadman cooking every minute of the school day for two entire days and we have not managed to make a loaf of banana bread for each student's family for Thanksgiving. We somehow need to cook two more loaves in the two hours of school we have tomorrow. I hope to find a way to not have this happen again.

If we could get a countertop convection oven into our classroom, we would be able to make three or four loaves at a time; not to mention all the other goodies our students could cook for their families on various holidays and school events.

Typically, we have a lesson on how to make/cook something during a special event, and then each student will take a turn making it. This is a great social and real-life skill for my students to learn.

Today, nearly all families in my classroom were given a turkey and the fixings for Thanksgiving. But none of them received a pie, cake, cookies, or any sweet to share after dinner. Banana bread is probably not considered a sweet, but I knew we had the Breadman and I knew I could afford the ingredients for my students to make a banana bread for each of their families. My students just need a more streamlined and timely way to do it. My students are so proud of the breads they made today.

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Mrs. Trombly
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Oster 6-slice Convection Toaster Oven, Black, 1500 W, Toast, Pizza, Roast, Broil, Bake, Frozen, Black • Staples Advantage $104.99 1 $104.99

Materials cost

$104.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$136.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.10

Total project goal

$160.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$160.66

4 Donors

-$160.22

Donations toward project cost

-$136.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.66

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.44

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$0.00

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