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Mrs. Graham from Stratford CT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooking with Kids

Help me give my students the chance to develop their social skills. Cooking and playing games give my students the opportunity to interact with typical peers in a fun and appropriate way.

  • $184 goal

This project expired on May 3, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a middle school special education teacher for 7th and 8th graders with a variety of severe disabilities that include autism and intellectual disabilities. My classroom is self-contained and the students are learning to work together in small groups. In the class we focus on life skills, behavior management and functional academics. I teach in a district where resources are very limited and my students come from some very challenging situations. This project will help focus on the sensory needs of the students. Many of my students need breaks throughout the day. Adding in sensory breaks will allow my students to focus on the more challenging work they do during the day.

My Project

One of the best things about our classroom is the full kitchen. Students love to cook and bake. But we need some new supplies. The plastic knife set will allow the students to prepare food safely. The mixing bowls with handles will allow the students to be more successful mixing ingredients.

We are fortunate enough to spend time with typical peers.

Some of the supplies we need are games that all of the kids can play together. Shark Bite and Toilet Trouble are fun and exciting games that all of the students can play. Learning social skills is extremely important. Learning through games and baking makes learning fun!

Using these new supplies will give my students a sense of community and accomplishment which they all deserve. Watching my students excel at different tasks brings joy to everyone who is lucky enough to experience our classroom.

Mrs. Graham
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rorence Stainless Steel Non-Slip Mixing Bowls With Pour Spout, Handle and Lid, Nesting Set of 3, Red • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Rachael Ray Yum-o! Nonstick Bakeware 3-Piece Oven Lovin’ Cookie Pan Set, Gray with Orange Silicone Grips • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Pressman Toys Shark Bite Game (2-4 Players) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Turner Set | 2 Pack | Large and Small Kitchen Spatulas | Stainless Steel & Silicone | Non-Stick and Heat Resistant Utensils for Cooking, Flipping and Pressing (UpGood Kitchen Tools, Shadow Black) • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Slime Academy Instant Snow Makes 5 Gallons of Fake Snow Instant Snow Powder Just Add Water Instant Snow Makes 5 Gallons of Instant Snow • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Jovitec 8 Pieces Kid Plastic Kitchen Knife Set, Children's Safe Cooking Chef Nylon Knives for Fruit, Bread, Cake, Salad, Lettuce Knife • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Hasbro Toilet Trouble Game • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85

Materials cost

$124.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$156.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.55

Total project goal

$183.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$183.65

2 Donors

-$156.10

Donations toward project cost

-$156.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.55

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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