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Mrs. Putnam from Stephenson MI is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooking Math for Lifelong Learning

Help me give my students cooking supplies for them to practice independent living skills!

  • $260 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery."

-Mark Van Doren

Students in our district are from a small, rural community in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our community has a lower socioeconomic population, with state data showing 57% of the students being economically disadvantaged and 77% of the eligible students participating in free or reduced-price lunch programs. Our attendance averages above 95% daily with only one day this past year below 90%. Our students are dedicated and enthusiastic learners. They react well to research-based instruction. My goal is to purchase supplies allowing us to support academic and social situations and focus on individual living and life skills. When this project is funded, my students will be able to have additional resources that will allow them to thrive educationally and emotionally in an effort to meet each individual’s personal potential.

My Project

Cooking is an excellent and fun way to practice multiple life skills in our resource room. Our overall goal is to support the foundation of basic life skills leading to independent living as an adult. Each lesson extends for a week, with emphasis on math skills taught through an experiential learning environment. Throughout each cooking skills lesson, students will: read a visual/word recipe; order the steps of the recipe using keywords such as first, second, then, and finally; measure and mix ingredients, and prepare the food. Students will then take turns serving each other the food that is prepared; clean up afterward; identify tools and ingredients used during the task, and finally evaluate how s/he liked the food. Needed skills such as communication, reading, food identification, sequencing, measurement, counting, number identification, manners, and clean up are addressed throughout the week as the lessons are implemented.

Our goal is to support each student as s/he strives to reach his/her potential.

This project brings basic cooking supplies (like pans, mixing bowls, measuring cups & spoons, hand towels and dish clothes, etc.) to our classroom. The dry ingredients listed like the cereal, granola, chocolate chips, etc are needed for our September and October recipes. The perishable items will be purchased out of our classroom budget when we go to the local grocery store to shop for them. Again practicing necessary life skills to help all students reach his/her potential.

Mrs. Putnam
Grades 3-5
  • Stephenson Elementary School
  • Stephenson, MI
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Measuring Cups Stainless Steel by Go Simply Amazing - Complete 12 Piece Nesting Measuring Cup and Spoons Set -Perfect For Cooking and Baking - Dry or Liquid Ingredients - Rustproof and Dishwasher Safe • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
General Mills Rice Chex Gluten Free 12 oz. 4 Pack • Amazon Business $23.98 1 $23.98
Cuisinart CTG-00-SMB Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls with Lids, Set of 3 • Amazon Business $22.08 1 $22.08
Utopia Towels 12 Pack Kitchen Towels, 15 x 25 Inches Cotton Dish Towels, Tea Towels and Bar Towels • Amazon Business $19.94 1 $19.94
Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheet (2 Pack), Silver • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Sticky Toffee Cotton Terry Kitchen Dishcloth, Dark Blue, 8 Pack, 12 in x 12 in • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Joseph Joseph 20085 Adjustable Rolling Pin with Removable Rings, Multicolored • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid Dish Soap, Original Scent, 2 count, 56 oz.(Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Rachael Ray 51205 Tools & Gadgets Spoonula Set, 3 Piece, Orange • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding & Pie Filling, 3.4 Ounce (96g), (5 Packs) • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
OXO Good Grips 2-Cup Angled Measuring Cup • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
365 Everyday Value, Mini White Chocolate Baking Chips, 12 oz • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Nature’s Path Honey Almond Granola, Healthy, Organic & Gluten Free, 11 oz Pouch • Amazon Business $2.52 1 $2.52

Materials cost

$187.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$220.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.96

Total project goal

$259.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$259.73

15 Donors

-$127.50

Donations toward project cost

-$113.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.73

match offer

-$125.89

Match offer toward project cost

-$107.01

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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