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Mrs. Grabenstein from Ridgeley WV is requesting materials related to food, clothing & hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooking Without a Kitchen!

Help me give my students a portable stove and some consumables to use with our "Cooking Without a Kitchen" project.

  • $480 goal

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My Students

Working in middle school, as a special education teacher, I have the opportunity to teach various subjects to students ranging from fifth through eighth grade. My students come from a very small/rural town in West Virginia. They come from a very diverse background, and drug addiction is running through this area at a very rapid pace; therefore, several children in this area have been impacted first hand by this vicious epidemic, so quality adult/child family time is essential.

With this program, I have given my students the opportunity to learn valuable life skills, as well as the opportunity for beneficial family time when they share these skills with their family members.

My Project

My "Cooking Without a Kitchen" project has taken off and has become very successful! On a daily basis, my students ask me what we are cooking and ask if we can make a particular dish.

Over Christmas break, several of my students used their skills while helping create their family meals.

Several of them prepared french toast casserole for their family to enjoy on Christmas morning, and two of them even used their newfound knowledge and created their own butter! I cannot be more pleased with the direction and the success of this project; however, due to the success, we are in need of several more consumables, as well as some portable stove tops. I would love to be able to teach them how to prepare pasta, as well as other dishes on the stove top, but that requires additional appliances.

Mrs. Grabenstein
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cusimax Portable Electric Stove, 1800W Infrared Double Burner Heat-up In Seconds, 7 Inch Ceramic Glass Double Hot Plate Cooktop for Dorm Office Home Camp, Compatible w/All Cookware - Upgraded Version • Amazon Business $79.99 2 $159.98
Wonderful Pistachios, Salt and Pepper Flavored, 7 Ounce Resealable Pouch • Amazon Business $4.29 10 $42.90
Bounty Quick-Size Paper Towels, White, 16 Family Rolls = 40 Regular Rolls • Amazon Business $38.84 1 $38.84
HERSHEY'S Kitchens Baking, White Chocolate Chips, 12 Ounce • Amazon Business $2.77 10 $27.70
Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch Salad Dressing & Topping, Gluten Free, Keto-Friendly - 36 Ounce Bottle • Amazon Business $5.47 5 $27.35
McCormick Holiday Spices, Baking Variety Pack (Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, Cream of Tartar, Gingerbread, Allspice, Nutmeg, Pumpkin Pie), 8 Count • Amazon Business $25.84 1 $25.84
Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mix Strawberry , 15.25 Ounce • Amazon Business $1.17 10 $11.70
Betty Crocker Baking Mix, Super Moist Cake Mix, French Vanilla, 15.25 Oz Box • Amazon Business $1.17 10 $11.70
Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cooking Spray - 5 Ounce • Amazon Business $3.19 3 $9.57
Swanson White Premium Chunk Chicken Breast, 4.5 Ounce • Amazon Business $1.38 6 $8.28
JELL-O French Vanilla Instant Pudding & Pie Filling Mix (3.4 oz Box) • Amazon Business $0.78 10 $7.80

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