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Mrs. Kurasz from Brick NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooking Up a Good Book

Help me give my students a collection of cookbooks to kickstart our STEAM library collection of hands-on non-fiction carefully curated just for them!

  • $545 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend a Title I School in which we have a high population of families with low income. My students come from all different backgrounds and dynamics. Some of my students are considered "at risk" and living near the term of poverty.

My students also love to learn and be at school in a loving and supporting environment.

My students are eager to learn, but lack motivation. They are very curious about the world around them and take any opportunity to explore beyond what they know.

My Project

In order to help nurture the next generation of bookworms, I'm starting by looking for titles that kids will recognize as “relevant in their world.” One way is by providing them with non-traditional reading materials, like graphic novels and cookbooks.

Why cookbooks - it’s “empowering” for kids to learn to make their own food, and it makes them feel a little bit older, a little more mature.

Kids need to practice reading, and to get them there, we have to give them things they love to read. Trying to match up the right kid with the right book is a little bit of a game, but if you give them a buffet, they’ll choose. That’s why it’s important to provide students with a wide-ranging school library, to make sure every student can find the right book.

Mrs. Kurasz
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cool Mexican Cooking: Fun and Tasty Recipes for Kids (Cool World Cooking) • Amazon Business $29.93 1 $29.93
Cool Pies & Tarts: Easy Recipes for Kids to Bake (Cool Baking) • Amazon Business $29.93 1 $29.93
Cool Pet Treats: Easy Recipes for Kids to Bake (Checkerboard Science Library: Cool Baking) • Amazon Business $29.41 1 $29.41
Cool Cakes & Cupcakes: Easy Recipes for Kids to Bake (Cool Baking) • Amazon Business $28.50 1 $28.50
Cool Cuisine for Super Sleepovers: Easy Recipes for Kids to Cook (Cool Cooking) • Amazon Business $28.50 1 $28.50
Cool Holiday Treats: Easy Recipes for Kids to Bake (Checkerboard Science Library: Cool Baking) • Amazon Business $28.50 1 $28.50
Cool Quick Breads: Easy Recipes for Kids to Bake (Cool Baking) • Amazon Business $28.50 1 $28.50
Cool Chinese & Japanese Cooking: Fun and Tasty Recipes for Kids (Cool World Cooking) • Amazon Business $28.42 1 $28.42
Cool Italian Cooking: Fun and Tasty Recipes for Kids (Cool World Cooking) • Amazon Business $27.22 1 $27.22
Cool Cookies & Bars: Easy Recipes for Kids to Bake (Cool Baking) • Amazon Business $27.22 1 $27.22
American Girl: Garden to Table: Fresh Recipes to Cook & Share • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
American Girl Cooking: Recipes for Delicious Snacks, Meals & More • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
American Girl Parties: Delicious recipes for holidays & fun occasions • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
American Girl Holiday Baking: Sweet Treats for Special Occasions • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
American Girl Baking: Recipes for Cookies, Cupcakes & More • Amazon Business $14.51 1 $14.51
American Girl Cupcakes: Delicious Treats to Bake & Share • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
American Girl Cookies • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
American Girl: Around the World Cookbook: Delicious Dishes from Across the Globe • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
American Girl: Breakfast and Brunch (American Girl (Williams Sonoma)) • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Cool Meals to Start Your Wheels: Easy Recipes for Kids to Cook (Cool Cooking) • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96

Materials cost

$426.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$462.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.62

Total project goal

$544.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$544.13

10 Donors

-$542.36

Donations toward project cost

-$462.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$79.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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