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Ms. Gable from Riverside CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooking Skills to Encourage Independence

My students need this microwave and convection oven so that we can improve their self-help skills (e.g. cooking) as we currently have no access to a kitchen.

  • $404 goal

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My Students

My classroom is a Life Skills classroom. The students in this class have a variety of disabilities (e.g. cerebral palsy, autism,I TBI), but most of my students have an intellectual disability. With these students we try to make learning functional. For example, for math we may focus on the use of money and for reading we may focus on following a recipe or reading a menu. We want students to learn the skills they need so they can be self-sufficient and empowered!

My Project

My students will be practice cooking recipes in hopes of guiding them toward independence. The microwave will be used daily as many of my students have dietary restrictions that require their parents to pack them a lunch. They will learn to independently heat up their breakfast or lunch. Every Friday my students will have a recipe to follow in a small group. The convection oven will be used to complete these weekly recipes, but also for special occasions like our annual Thanksgiving feast, cakes for class birthdays, practice of cooking breakfast for Mother's Day, Christmas cookies, and so much more!

Ms. Gable
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK19456680T 20 x 17 x 15 Convection Counter Toaster Oven • Grainger $162.36 1 $162.36
TK19456679T Microwave 0.70 cu. ft. 120V • Grainger $96.80 1 $96.80

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