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Mrs. E. from Henderson NV is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

5th Graders Experience Italy in the Classroom

My students need the chef hats, cafe lights and table clothes to truly experience a real Italian Cafe while working on our Language and math standards.

  • $414 goal

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My Students

We have a high energy grade level that typically moves at a fast pace. I want my students to master the standards and the biggest challenge is the lack of resources we have. “The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.” ~Erik Erikson

My students are an amazing mix of small adults, hungry to learn.

They are composed of our future engineers, writers, actresses, singers, professors, and scientists. My students have great sense of humor, they are dedicated, hard working and aim to please. My favorite time is watching their brains explode while doing hands on activities. They get so involved in everything they do. It is typical to hear them debate their views and express why they are right and how they came to their conclusions. We work as a team and almost every aspect of our day involves talking among one another and moving around the room. The school is wonderful school located in a great, quiet suburban neighborhood.

My Project

Classroom transformations are the way to go! The overall growth with student enthusiasm, vocabulary, and their capability to learn have been life changing not only for them, but for me as well... and all from adding just a little "magic." Many of the transformations are simple and consist of setting up a restaurant, adding a few tablecloths, and turning on some music. As you can see, this one is a little more expensive for my teacher salary, but would be unforgettable.

Learning CAN be fun; I'm requesting materials to set up an Italian Cafe as we master language and math standards using hands-on materials to show they understand the concepts.

My students will walk in to our classroom set up as an Italian Cafe. Not only will all the decorations be up, I'll speak a little Italian, blast some Italian music, and we will work on language conventions, writing and measurements until we have them mastered. What will they work for you ask? Their own personal chef hat of course! I would have loved to learn this way as a kid!

Please donate what you can to make this happen for my students! We will all appreciate it more than you know, and share the love with others too.

Mrs. E.
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chef Hats – 24-Pack Disposable White Paper Chef Toques, Chef Supplies, Adjustable Professional Kitchen Chef Caps for Baking, Culinary Hygiene, Cooking Safety, 20-22 Inches in Circumference • Amazon Business $13.99 6 $83.94
25FT Outdoor G40 Globe String Lights, Vintage Backyard Patio Lights with 25 Clear Bulbs, for Indoor/Outdoor Use, Globe Hanging Light String for Wedding Party Bistro Cafe Deck Pergola Decor • Amazon Business $14.99 4 $59.96
Pack of 6 Plastic Red and White Checkered Tablecloths - 6 Pack - Picnic Table Covers by Oojami • Amazon Business $12.44 4 $49.76
Pack of 50 Pairs – High strength Aluminum Two Piece Ceiling Hooks for Drop-Ceiling T-Bars, 50 Right and 50 Left, White Enamel Finish, Holds up to 15 lbs. 1"W x 1 ½"H • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Hyzrz Chef Hat Adult Adjustable Elastic Baker Kitchen Cooking Chef Cap, White • Amazon Business $5.39 4 $21.56
Adult Men’s Women’s Unisex Chefs Bistro Adjustable Extra Long Ties, professional Commercial Grade White Bib Apron-2PK • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Amscan Red, Big Party Pack, Round Paper Plates 7", 50 Per Pack • Amazon Business $6.73 2 $13.46
Delightful Picnic Party Red Plaid Chalkboard Tent Cards Decoration, Paper, 4" x 6", Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Candlecopia Basil Sage Mint Strongly Scented Hand Poured Vegan Wax Melts, 12 Scented Wax Cubes, 6.4 Ounces in 2 x 6-Packs • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95

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