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Mrs. P. from Milwaukee WI is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cleanliness and Cooking

Help me give my students plates, cups, and bowls for our cooking, Clorox wipes to clean, bread mix, and popcorn so we can cook, and toothbrushes and toothpaste to keep our mouths clean!

  • $306 goal

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My Students

My students are a vibrant bunch of boys who just want to be able to learn just like everyone else. Their intellectual disabilities often prevent that from happening. They all have different backgrounds. My students are a mixture of nationalities, languages, and disabilities. This is part of what makes them special. What they have in common is trauma, poverty, and a desire to learn despite their disabilities.

I have entered a new chapter this year by teaching lower functioning students than I have had in the past 10 years.

In the past, most of my children have been fully functional in the school, and fairly independent. This year I have 3 functionally nonverbal students, and 2 that need full assistance in the bathroom. I greet every student with a hug each morning, and have seen amazing growth in the short time we have been in school. One student tells me each morning how he missed me, which melts my heart...and I have to hold on to that later in the day when he is upset.

My Project

My classroom does a lot of project based learning. Previous projects have given us the opportunity to start a wonderful cooking program, where students learn to make simple recipes so that they can be more independent. Many items from the past need to be replenished so that we can continue learning, and we are in need of some new items to expand on what we have been able to do in the past!

I strive to help my students become productive members of society.

We do this through many tasks throughout the day and the entire school year. We cook...a lot. We are fortunate enough to have a microwave and slow cooker in class to make simple recipes that my students can make independently or with little supervision. We discuss how to prepare the cooking area, safety using kitchen tools, and cleaning up afterwards. We also talk about how to keep ourselves clean and healthy through the food we eat and the hygiene practices we have.

Clorox wipes will help us prepare our cooking area. Food items are versatile and will be used in many different recipes through the remainder of the year, such as baking bread in the slow cooker, making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, toast, popcorn, etc. Plates, cups, bows, and forks will be used to help us eat the food we make, and paper towels and sandwich bags will help us clean up after we eat. Toothbrushes and toothpaste will help develop consistent good hygiene habits to keep our bodies healthy.

Mrs. P.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jolly Time Select Popcorn Kernels - Premium Yellow Non-GMO Popping Corn, 30-Ounce Jars (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $30.79 1 $30.79
Presto 04821 Orville Redenbacher's Hot Air Popper • Amazon Business $24.90 1 $24.90
Scott Choose-A-Sheet Regular Roll Paper Towels, 6 Count (Pack of 4) White, Quick Absorbing Ridges for Easy Cleanup • Amazon Business $21.96 1 $21.96
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Crisp Lemon and Fresh Scent - 3 Pack - 75 Each • Amazon Business $10.59 2 $21.18
Dixie Everyday Paper Plates,10 1/16" Plate, 220 Count, Amazon Exclusive Design, 5 Packs of 44 Plates, Dinner Size Printed Disposable Plates • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Hodgson Mill White Bread Mix, 16-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6), Bread Mix for Bread Machines or Make in the Oven, Bake... • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Ziploc Gallon Slider Storage Bags, 96 Count • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Colgate Toothbrush Premier Classic Clean Medium (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
TashiBox 9 oz clear plastic cups - 200 count - Disposable cold drink party cups • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Crest Complete Whitening Plus Scope Minty Fresh Toothpaste, Travel Size, TSA Approved, 0.85 Ounce (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Crystalware, Heavy-Weight Clear Plastic Forks, Durable, Disposable, 100/box • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Plasti Plus 100-Count Disposable Plastic Heavy Weight Microwave Safe Bowls, 12 Ounce, White (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
Smucker's Squeeze, Strawberry Fruit Spread, 20 oz • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Jif Creamy Peanut Butter, 16 Ounce (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $7.11 1 $7.11

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