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Mrs. Power from Germantown MD is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooking Up Independence!

My students need a classroom cooking set and adapted utensils.

  • $316 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach a 2nd and 3rd grade class for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Maryland. Our school is a Title 1 school, so many of the students are from low-socioeconomic households.

Children with autism often have deficits in self-help and adaptive skills. This includes cooking/food preparation among other areas.

My students need cooking materials (pots, pans, measuring cups, etc.) as well as adapted utensils to be successful. This project will benefit my students by giving them a the materials necessary to practice cooking in school. Cooking and food preparation are critical skills in learning independence. It also teaches students sequencing (how to follow an adapted recipe), measurement, socialization, and nutrition.

By supporting my project you will make it possible for my students with autism to gain access to the cooking materials they need to learn independence, while having fun! We would be so thankful for your support!

Mrs. Power
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FS987 - Easy-Grip Forks & Spoons • Lakeshore Learning $4.95 1 $4.95
FF432 - Classroom Cooking Set • Lakeshore Learning $179.00 1 $179.00
FF820X - Kid-Sized Tableware - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
FS987 - Easy-Grip Forks & Spoons • Lakeshore Learning $4.95 1 $4.95
BW649 - Little Ones' Bowls & Lids • Lakeshore Learning $5.95 1 $5.95

Materials cost

$234.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.74

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$259.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.87

Total project goal

$315.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$315.93

4 Donors

-$110.02

Donations toward project cost

-$99.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.80

match offer

-$194.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$159.84

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.09

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.98

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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