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Ms. Sander from Costa Mesa CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First Graders Foodies Part II

My students need cooking supplies to enhance our Friday cooking class.

  • $336 goal

This project expired on May 25, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am the lucky teacher of 23 unique first graders. They come from many different backgrounds and experiences, but each child has at least one thing in common - they all love coming to school each morning.

"Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average." Leadership opportunities need to be available, taught, and practiced.

We start each morning with an emphasis on relationship building. During this time we share stories, sing songs, and greet one another with a smile and a cheer. These students are learning necessary skills such as the ability to collaborate and disagree politely. These skills pour over into our classroom lessons and on the playground. My students are becoming stronger leaders day by day.

Our school has a limited budget available for teachers to buy materials. I want my students to get the best possible education. I believe that a true love of learning starts in the early years. My goal is to inspire these first graders to create an even better and brighter future.

My Project

My students absolutely love cooking every Friday! My first project got us started, but we realize that there are a few more things we could use.

Cooking has been a great motivator to help my students stay focused for the week.

Everyone looks forward to Cooking Friday. To participate, students must follow our schools rules and be respectful, responsible, and kind. I love how easy it is to tie cooking into the curriculum as well.

To make my dream a reality, we can use a few more kitchen items. We need a blender for healthy smoothies, dressings, sauces, etc. We can use a crock pot to make soups and applesauce. We can use child knives for cutting items such as cheese and fruit. We need wooden spoons for stirring. The Safeway gift card will allow me funds to purchase the materials each week, as I have been paying them out of pocket. These items will provide me with everything needed to have a fully functioning cooking class!

Ms. Sander
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BLACK+DECKER TO3250XSB 8-Slice Extra Wide Convection Countertop Toaster Oven, Includes Bake Pan, Broil Rack & Toasting Rack, Stainless Steel/Black • Amazon Business $56.21 1 $56.21
Crock-Pot 6-Quart Programmable Cook & Carry Slow Cooker with Digital Timer, Stainless Steel , SCCPVL610-S • Amazon Business $35.50 1 $35.50
Hamilton Beach Power Elite Multi-Function Blender with Glass Jar (58148A) • Amazon Business $26.85 1 $26.85
Tovla Kids Kitchen Knife and Foldable Cutting Board Set: Children's Cooking Knives in 3 Sizes & Colors/ Firm Grip, Serrated Edges, BPA-Free Kids' Knives/ Safe Lettuce and Salad Knives • Amazon Business $11.95 2 $23.90
Ikea Kalas 901.929.62 18-Piece BPA-Free Flatware Set, Multicolored (2, DESIGN 1) • Amazon Business $10.65 2 $21.30
IKEA - KALAS Plate, Assorted Colors (Set of 24) • Amazon Business $18.90 1 $18.90
Ikea Kalas BPA-Free Bowl, Assorted Colors, Set of 4, 6 Pack • Amazon Business $18.75 1 $18.75
Ikea Kalas 101.929.56 BPA-Free Tumbler, Assorted Colors, 6 Count, Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $8.96 2 $17.92
Color Scissor Can Opener, Stainless Steel Manual with Sharp Cutting Wheel, Smooth Edge, Easy Turn Design and Won't Touch Food • Amazon Business $6.30 1 $6.30
Classic Wooden 12-inch Kitchen Spoon - Set of 3 • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00

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