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Mrs. Ruddock from Odessa TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Focusing on Independent Cooking Skills

My students need a functioning living lab where they can learn to read a recipe and make a meal. By using appliances such as the toaster oven and food processor, my students can create recipes.

  • $370 goal

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My Students

Our classroom consist of students with low-incidence disabilities with a variety of intellectual, physical, and sensory impairments. They work on functional and vocational task in the classroom to become as independent as possible after high school. My students make up a very unique classroom community. My students work very hard and put their heart into everything that they do.

We practice interviewing skills, job applications, cooking, cleaning, money, time, and functional writing skills.

These skills will prepare them to be as independent as they can post-high school.

My Project

My secondary life skill students will use each of these products when learning to read recipes, prepare a meal as part of independent living goals. Students will learn to read a recipe and choose which appliance they will need to complete the task. The students will be able to use the food processor to create salsas and chop vegetables. The mixer will be used to mix cookies, puddings, and cake mixes. The toaster oven will be used for cooking cookies, cakes, biscuits, and grilled cheese sandwiches as well as other recipes. The students can use the 4-slice toaster when preparing their own toast, prepared food items.

Mrs. Ruddock
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Oster Stainless Steel 6 Slice Convection Toaster Oven (TSSTTVF817) • Staples Advantage $86.18 1 $86.18
Cuisinart - Elementals 8-Cup Food Processor - Gunmetal • Best Buy Education $84.45 1 $84.45
Black&Decker 850 W 4 Slice 4 Slot Toaster • Staples Advantage $36.89 1 $36.89
KitchenAid - KHM512ER 5-Speed Hand Mixer - Empire Red • Best Buy Education $36.14 1 $36.14
HULLR 20-Piece Premium Cooking Kitchen Utensils Tool & Gadget Set • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Electric Can Opener, Automatic Hands Free Can Openers Best Kitchen Gadgets for Seniors with Arthritis, Smooth Edge Easy Can Openers Electric (Red) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

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