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Mrs. Mixon from Amite LA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Drink From a Bowl?

My students need plastic cups, spoons, and forks to enjoy the delicious food they have created in our Math and Science of Cooking class.

  • $187 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a rural school in southeast Louisiana. All students at our school receive free breakfast and lunch. Our community is not a wealthy community, but they are rich in community spirit. In the beginning of the school year, a local church invited our entire faculty in for a lunch and prayer. At that lunch, the church pledged to support us as much as possible with prayers, manpower and finances as available.

Our parents often work multiple jobs to make ends meet.

The children needed a safe place to be supervised after school hours while their parents work. This prayer lunch inspired us to collaborate with local businesses to help build up our free after-school program. Through local and federal grants and business sponsors, we now have a free after school program for students in grades three to five. We have found our students are most interested in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) classes so we made our after school program a STEAM-focused program. In our program, we have a science lab, a coding class, a computer literacy class, a maker lab, music/dance class and the "math and science of cooking".

My Project

Have you ever seen a child drink a smoothie out of a bowl? I have. Just today, in fact. Today our students created smoothies using fresh fruit donated from local vendors and the food bank. When it was time to serve the smoothies we were shocked to see we were out of cups already.

I am fortunate enough to teach the fun "Math and Science of Cooking class." Our students got to see in real life, the water cycle when we cooked our smothered potatoes.

The students saw the steam collect on the lid of the skillet and then rain back down on into the pan. When we need to double or halve a recipe, the students get to practice real life math skills.

We are learning math and science concepts in a fun, engaging way.

The students don't even realize they are learning; they are just cooking. A side effect has been that parents are reporting that students are asking to help their parents in the kitchen. How awesome is that? Families are engaged in spending time together in the kitchen.

We have been fortunate enough to receive much of our needed materials through grants, but we simply cannot keep up with forks, spoons, and cups. Please consider helping us with this less than glamorous project of paper products.

Mrs. Mixon
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics 16oz Disposable Plastic Cups - 240-Pack, Translucent • Amazon Business $16.49 5 $82.45
Settings Cutlery Spoons 1000 Count Disposable Plastic White • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Settings Cutlery Forks 1000 Count Disposable Plastic White • Amazon Business $16.39 1 $16.39

Materials cost

$116.33

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.18

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$158.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.93

Total project goal

$186.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$186.18

1 Donor

-$186.18

Donations toward project cost

-$158.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.93

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$0.00

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