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Mrs. Vanek from Akron OH is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooking It Up in Kindergarten!

Help me give my students a mini classroom kitchen to learn healthy eating habits.

  • $493 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are creative, thoughtful, and full of inspiration! They absolutely love hands-on, active, engaging assignments that allow them to think outside the box to find solutions! They come to school each day ready to try new things and take chances and cheer on their peers in order to grow both personally and academically. Truly, they are my why!

Many of my students come to school to get away from the overwhelming life of poverty.

They know when they enter the door to our classroom they are entering a safe, loving family of supportive learners.

My Project

Kindergarten is the foundation for all learning! Adding these kitchen items to our classroom will allow us to build yummy life skills into our reading and math lessons.

Why cooking in the classroom?

Students in my classroom come from low economic status homes and often do not have a wide variety of foods to try at home or the ability to practice cooking skills. These tools will give the students a chance to experiment with new and exciting foods that they would otherwise never have the chance to try.

We will be learning life skills, practice counting, measuring, weighing, time, reading, and learning healthy eating habits all while building an even stronger classroom community.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crock-Pot 8 quart Manual Slow Cooker with 16 oz Little Dipper Food Warmer, Stainless • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
Mixing Bowls with Airtight Lids, 6 piece Stainless Steel Metal Bowls by Umite Chef, Measurement Marks & Colorful Non-Slip Bottoms Size 7, 3.5, 2.5, 2.0,1.5, 1QT, Great for Mixing & Serving • Amazon Business $40.99 1 $40.99
Black+Decker 4-Slice Toaster Oven, TO1303SB, 14.5 x 8.8 x 10.8 inches 7.5 pounds, Stainless Steel/Black • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Epica 6-Temperature Variable Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Presto 07061 22-inch Electric Griddle With Removable Handles,Black • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Measuring Cups and Magnetic Measuring Spoons Set, Wildone Stainless Steel 16 Piece Set, 8 Measuring Cups & 7 Double Sided Stackable Magnetic Measuring Spoons & 1 Leveler • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Silicone Cooking Utensils Kitchen Utensil Set-12 Pieces Colorful Kitchen Utensils Cooking Tools Turner Tongs Spatula Spoon for Nonstick Cookware - Best Kitchen Tools with Utensil Crock by Umite Chef • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Cuisinart CTG-00-3MC 3-Piece Nesting Liquid Set measuring cups, One Size, Clear • Amazon Business $23.38 1 $23.38
Kitchen Towel Set with 2 Quilted Pot Holders, Oven Mitt, Dish Towel, Dish Drying Mat, 2 Microfiber Scrubbing Dishcloths (Black) • Amazon Business $17.66 1 $17.66
[1000 Pack] Plastic Knives Lightweight - White • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
[1000 Pack] Plastic Tea Spoons Lightweight - White • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
[1000 Pack] Plastic Forks Lightweight - White • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
ZYLISS Lock N' Lift 7" Manual Handheld Can Opener with Locking Mechanism, White • Amazon Business $15.83 1 $15.83
Shot Glasses Measuring cup Espresso Shot Glass Liquid Heavy Glass Wine Glass 2 Pack 26-Incremental Measurement 1oz, 6 Tsp, 2 Tbs, 30ml (Black and Red) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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