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Ms. L. from Tempe AZ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooking Better Means Better Health

My students need baking ware, cooking ware, and cooking utensils to help learn about healthy cooking and eating.

  • $485 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a high school, special ed class in an awesome 109-year-old high school that services those with low-income and Title I needs. Our class consists of students with a wide range of abilities from autism to speech language impairments and cognitively delays.

Every day is a new adventure when we enter our doors.

We have quite an assortment of interests and skills and we like to see how many different ways we can incorporate them into our daily lives.

My Project

We are extremely grateful to have the teeny kitchen that we have. What we are struggling with is not having the correct tools for the job when we want to cook. It's difficult to teach students with autism how and when to use [enter utensil/tool] to cook healthy meals if the proper tool isn't available.

According to Thomas Carlyle, "Man is a tool-using animal - Without tools, he is nothing, with tools he is all." While some of my students are quite resourceful in finding alternative uses for something, most need visual recipes explicitly written out in order to be successful.

Our requested materials for cooking ware, baking ware, and utensils will allow me to make visual recipes from my students' choices without them having getting frustrated trying to improvise.

Ms. L.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Copper Chef 8" /11" Deep Dish Pan 4 Pc Set • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Ceramic Knife Set Kitchen - 6 Kitchen Knife with Sheath Covers,Chef Knife Set with Block Serrated and Paring Knives,Colored Ceramic Kitchen Knife Set by CINQUS • Amazon Business $24.89 1 $24.89
Prepworks by Progressive Ultimate 19-Piece Measuring Cup and Spoon Set • Amazon Business $8.19 3 $24.57
Gotham Steel Bakeware - Nonstick Copper Square Baking Tin - 9.5" x 9.5" • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Gotham Steel 1491 Brooklyn Brownie, Brown • Amazon Business $19.88 1 $19.88
Chef's Star Premium Copper Crisper Air Fry Pan - Ceramic Coated Tray & Non-Stick Basket - Healthy Oil Free Frying Option For Chicken, French Fries, Onion Rings & More • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Pyrex 3-Piece Glass Measuring Cup Set • Amazon Business $16.93 1 $16.93
Silicone Baking Mat Sheet Set (3) 2 Half Sheets 16.5" x 11 5/8" + 1 Qtr Sheet 11.5" x 8.5". Non Stick Cookie Sheets Professional Grade - Includes Bonus Recipe eBook • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
ZenWare 9 Piece Multi Color Ceramic Cutlery Kitchen Knives with Fruit Peeler - Knife Set • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
#1 Best Cutting Mat Set. Colorful Kitchen Cutting Board Set, Super Easy Clean Modern Cutting Boards, Nice Flexible Non-Stick Surface. 6 Pieces. Imperial Kitchen Collection • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Wilton Recipe Right 9x13 Oblong Pan with Cover • Amazon Business $13.16 1 $13.16
Silicone Muffin and Cupcake Pans – Set of 2 | Cake Molds | Large (12) and Mini (24) | Easy to Clean Non Stick Bakeware | BPA Free and Dishwasher Safe by Lucentee • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Silicone Spatulas Set - Mini - Non-Stick & Heat-Resistant Turners, Pro-Grade - Baking Cooking Mixing 10-Piece Set, Multicolor – by FloridaBrands • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale Multifunction Food Scale, 11 lb 5 kg, Silver, Stainless Steel (Batteries Included) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Digital Kitchen Scale, Houzetek Multifunction Food Scale,11 lb 5 kg Stainless Steel Weight Scale with LCD Display(Batteries included, Silver) • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Wire Whisk Set - 3-Piece • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
1Easylife 18/8 Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons, Set of 6 for Measuring Dry and Liquid Ingredients • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
GLOUE Silicone Spatula Set - 4-piece 450oF Heat-Resistant Baking Spoon & Spatulas - Ergonomic Easy-to-Clean Seamless One-Piece Design - Nonstick - Dishwasher Safe - Solid Stainless Steel - Multicolor • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
OXO Good Grips Plastic Measuring Cups, 6-Piece, Black • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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