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Mrs. McCaslin from Sacramento CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Alternative Seating and Cooking Appliances for the Classroom

Help me give my students a mini refrigerator, hot water kettle, and cooktop stove for preparing classroom snacks as well as a comfortable beanbag sofa to relax on after their work is done.

  • $564 goal

This project expired on December 10, 2019.

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My Students

My sixth-grade students and I have been together since first grade. Being together for the past 5 years has been a remarkably powerful experience. We have become a close-knit group. We will be on this journey together through the 8th grade.

My students are curious, happy, and eager for a challenge in all aspects of their education.

We go on overnight field trips to have authentic experiences about the academic subjects being studied. Being outside of the classroom on these adventures helps to keep my students engaged and loving school.

My Project

My students look forward to our home-made, nourishing daily snacks as soon as they arrive in the classroom each morning. After a rigorous, academic morning before heading out to recess, we sit down together and share a meal. The weekly menu is comprised of lentils and rice on Mondays, black beans with sour cream and salsa on Tuesdays, hummus and veggies on Wednesdays, Kitchari on Thursdays, and soup on Fridays.

This year the students will take turns prepping and preparing the classroom snacks themselves.

By participating in the daily work of cooking these snacks, the students will gain a sense of responsibility and community in being of service to the group. They will leave our class with a repertoire of healthy dishes that they can make at home.

Mrs. McCaslin
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BLACK+DECKER BCRK32V Compact Refrigerator Energy Star Single Door Mini Fridge with Freezer, 3.2 Cubic Ft., VCM • Amazon Business $161.49 1 $161.49
Christopher Knight Home 294973 David Faux Suede 8 Feet Lounger Bean Bag (Black) • Amazon Business $144.56 1 $144.56
Cusimax 1800W Ceramic Electric Hot Plate for Cooking, Dual Control Infrared Cooktop, Portable Countertop Burner, Glass Plate Electric Cooktop, Silver, Stainless Steel • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Mueller Premium 2019 Model 1500W Electric Kettle Water Heater Teakettle with SpeedBoil Tech, 1.8 Liter Cordless with LED Light, Borosilicate Glass, BPA-Free with Auto Shut-Off and Boil-Dry Protection • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99

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