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Ms. Deuel from Seattle WA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kids Can Cook!

My students need cooking supplies for our classroom kitchen including tools for measuring, mixing and slicing, as well as a refrigerator and microwave for cooling and heating.

  • $549 goal

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My Students

My students come to my multi-age classroom representing a huge range of reading abilities. I have students reading below grade level, at grade level and far above grade level.

My students, ages six to eight, are at the very beginning of developing their lives as readers.

Some came into my classroom already identifying as readers, while others have not yet developed this identity. Research shows that third grade is a critical year for reading development. Once they are past that grade, it can be difficult for struggling readers to get to standard. My goal as a teacher of first and second grade students is to get them hooked on reading early, so that they will become lifelong readers who not only read at standard, but above all, read for enjoyment!

My Project

In my literacy classroom, I teach students not just how to read, but why reading is important in their lives. We learn the alphabet, we learn high-frequency words and we learn how to comprehend what we have read.

The exciting thing about this project is that students will get to experience a very practical application of how the reading skills they are learning can be used to follow a recipe.

They will be creating a delicious snack with their own two hands.

Cooking activities serve an important purpose in the classroom. In addition to developing reading skills, students practice following directions and observing a sequence. They develop mathematical skills such as counting, measuring and multiplying or dividing. They learn about how food affects our bodies, how to use kitchen tools such as a microwave and a mixing bowl set and how to be safe in a kitchen. Students in a cooking classroom gain confidence as they work independently and improve communication as they work interdependently. With the things they learn in the classroom, students can create opportunities to cook with their families in their home kitchens, bringing families together in a meaningful way.

Ms. Deuel
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Igloo FR326M-D-BLACK Erase Board Refrigerator with Neon Markers, 3.2 cu. ft., Black • Amazon Business $99.98 1 $99.98
Danby DMW7700BLDB 0.7 cu. ft. Microwave Oven - Black • Amazon Business $61.95 1 $61.95
OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set, Blue/Green/Yellow • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
EasyCake Measuring Set - 5 Measuring Spoons and 5 Measuring Cups - Eco-Friendly Stainless Steel Material - Complete Package - Food Safety Silicone and Rubber Insulated | 138.3 • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Galashield Nonstick 12 Cup Regular and 24 Mini Cup Muffin and Cupcake Pan with Silicone Grip (2 Piece Set) • Amazon Business $17.34 1 $17.34
Propack Aluminum Silver Foil 12 Inch Width 200 Feet Length Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
AmazonBasics Nonstick Carbon Steel Half Baking Sheet - 2-Pack • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Rubbermaid Antimicrobial Sink Dish Rack Drainer Set, Black, 4-Piece Set (FG1F91MABLA) • Amazon Business $15.33 1 $15.33
Vremi Cooking Utensils - Kitchen Utensil Set Tools for Nonstick Cookware with Spatula Turner Ladle Pasta Server in BPA Free Dishwasher Safe Heat Resistant Nylon - Black Multi Color • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Always Your Chef 4 Pack 8.2 Inches/Small Premium Silicone Mixing Spoons for Kitchen, Cooking, Baby, Baking, Mixing Salad and More,2 Random Colors • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Naranqa 10-inch Silicone Egg Whisk,Egg Beater, Multicolor with Bonus 101 Cooking Tips • Amazon Business $6.55 2 $13.10
Wilton Recipe Right 9x13 Oblong Pan with Cover • Amazon Business $12.25 1 $12.25
Cut-Rite Wax Paper by Reynolds 75 Sq.Ft - Pack of 3 • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
StarPack Nylon Kitchen Knife Set (3 Piece) - The Perfect Kids Knife, Lettuce Knife and Safe Kitchen Knife - Bonus 101 Cooking Tips • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Ziploc Sandwich Bags, Pack of 150, 6.5 x 5.875-Inch (16.5 cm x 14.9 cm) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Bon Flora 20-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
AmazonBasics Reusable Silicone Baking Cups, Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $8.94 1 $8.94
Perfect Stix Paper Plate 6-200ct Paper Plates, 6", White (Pack of 200) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Bekith Silicone Spatulas - 10 Inch (Set of 4), Dishwasher Safe, Soft and Flexible - Won't Chip Crack Dent or Rust Heat Resistant Kitchen Utensils - Essential Cooking Gadget and Bakeware Tool • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Flexible Plastic Cutting Board Mats set, Colorful Kitchen Cutting Board Set of 3 Colored Mats • Amazon Business $5.47 1 $5.47

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