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Mrs. Ridge from Croydon PA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Cooking with Kids

My students need 11 different materials to use in our Life Skills kitchen room.

  • $561 goal

This project expired on March 4, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are master chefs that love learning how to prepare healthy foods all on our own but we don't have the necessary equipment in our Life Skills kitchen area to do so. Can you help?

I teach a Full-Time Special Education class of students identified with mental retardation in a public, low-income elementary school in Pennsylvania.

My students are enthusiastic learners who learn best with hands-on activities. An important goal I have for my students is to learn the necessary skills to live as independently as possible. We spend time in our kitchen area practicing the skills of following directions, cooperation and teamwork, basic cooking and food preparation skills, proper dining etiquette, and cleaning skills.

My Project

Currently, the kitchen area is a hodge-podge of cooking and dining equipment. Often, I have to bring in my own cookware and bakeware from home so we can complete more challenging activities. If the kitchen was stocked with the appropriate utensils and cooking equipment, it would give my students more opportunities to practice the daily living skills that they need. We are planning to prepare a Thanksgiving feast to share with our fellow students in other classes. With new flatware, dishes, and glasses, we could all sit together and share this lovely meal. I can so easily envision the pride bursting from my students as they see their efforts in the kitchen rewarded with this big event.

Working with these special children is something I enjoy everyday and I am always looking for ways to improve my instruction.

With the proper materials, I know my students will learn and improve their daily living skills while continuing to practice cooperation with their classmates. While a focus of our program is teaching the skills for independence, we also focus our cooking lessons on nutrition so the children can begin to make the choices necessary for healthy living.

Mrs. Ridge
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 36 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hamilton Beach Wave Station Express Dispensing Blender • Nasco $35.95 1 $35.95
Toastmaster Waffle Maker • Nasco $21.50 1 $21.50
Presto Cool Touch Electric Foldaway Griddle • Nasco $48.25 1 $48.25
Hamilton Beach Extra Wide Slot Toasters 4 Slice Toaster • Nasco $36.75 1 $36.75
29-Piece Bakeware and Gadget Set • Nasco $95.75 1 $95.75
EKCO Baker s Secret Fluted Tube Pan • Nasco $12.50 1 $12.50
Mirro Get A Grip Cookware Series 10-Piece Set Black • Nasco $62.95 1 $62.95
EKCO Cooling Rack Set • Nasco $3.75 2 $7.50
Country Cafe Oven Mitts Blue • Nasco $19.95 1 $19.95
Utica Fleetline Stainless Steel 20-Piece Flatware Set • Nasco $15.95 3 $47.85
Progressive 10-Piece Measuring Set • Nasco $6.75 1 $6.75

Materials cost

$395.70

Vendor shipping charges

$39.57

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$476.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.04

Total project goal

$560.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$560.25

1 Donor

-$560.25

Donations toward project cost

-$476.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.04

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$0.00

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