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Mrs. Hanks from Kell IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooking with Class

Help me give my students a classroom kitchen complete with a table oven, crockpot, scale, and more.

  • $558 goal

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My Students

Our Special Education classroom is made up of a unique group of individuals from various abilities. Some of our littles are working with severe disabilities yet are making strides with letter and number recognition, name writing and recognition, and even beginning to read. Some of our middle schoolers are learning to work as a community, budgeting and household finances, and career interests.

It is great to see the kids unite together for a common interest in our classroom!

Through our classroom cooking class students are learning lots of skills while having fun and enjoying experiences they might not get a chance to outside of our classroom.

My Project

Through cooking, students can learn about fractions, sequencing, more or less than, recipe following, life skills, and so much MORE! This special group of kids need to learn life skills. For some, this will be the only education they get in this area. Between complicated home lives, educational demands, and worries we will NEVER know, for some this builds fellowship, creates schema, and gives them an experience they may not get otherwise.

Cooking in the classroom adds so much to our students' educations!

Through our cooking class, we prepare the snacks or meal as a classroom community or family. We sit down as family to share our thoughts and feelings on the experience, enjoy our bounty, and enjoy fellowship. From this experience, we are also working on writing, whether it be preparing an article as a "food critic", informational writing, persuasive writing, or simple ingredient copying for our lower level students, EVERYONE is learning!

Mrs. Hanks
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 24 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Electric Cooktop, Gasland chef CH30BF Built-in Electric Stove, Vitro Ceramic Surface Radiant Electric Cooktop, 12'' Electric Stove With 2 Burners, ETL Safety Certified, Kids Safety Lock Easy To Clean • Amazon Business $199.98 1 $199.98
Oster Extra-Large Countertop Adjustable Oven • Amazon Business $129.95 1 $129.95
Hamilton Beach 33195 Extra-Large Stay or Go Slow Cooker, 10 Quart Capacity, Black • Amazon Business $57.78 1 $57.78
Kealive Electric Skillet, 15 Inch Nonstick Electric Skillet with Tempered Glass Vented Lid, 150~450℉ Adjustable Temperature, 1200W, for Sear, Fry, Bake, Steam or Simmer • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99

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