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Mrs. Kropoth from Rahway NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kinder Cooks

My students need a variety of tools that will teach them about good nutrition such as some of the items found in the Lakeshore Food and Nutrition Theme box and related books.

  • $524 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Kindergarten by nature is full of students with a wide range of prior experiences. I have students who are reading as well as students that are just learning their colors, letters and writing their names for the first time. I teach in an urban area where many of the children do not have healthy nutritional practices. They often prefer to eat chips and sweets over things like fruits and vegetables. They rarely get experience cooking and creating healthy foods. In addition, many more children presently have various dietary restrictions. I would like them to become healthy adults by learning about good nutrition.

My Project

I teach in an urban area where many of the children do not have prior experience in knowing what types of foods are nutritional and therefore beneficial to good health. Through a variety of content areas such as science, math and literacy, they can easily be taught about good nutrition. My hope is to begin this at an early age so that they will become healthy adults.

I plan to teach my kindergarteners about the five food groups and the recommended daily requirements of each through the use of fun age appropriate tools and manipulatives.

I want them to be excited about healthy living. We will use items such as the Counting Cans, Sorting Pie and the Create-a-Burger in math. They will be used teach mathematical concepts while simultaneously having informal conversations about good nutrition. This type of learning can be further extended to activities such as floor puzzling and game playing.

The children will be encouraged through dramatic play to create healthy meals with the food related items I am asking to be funded. They can pretend that they are chefs or home cooks preparing nutritious meals for one another. The literacy component of this request will be accomplished through the use of various books on good nutrition. In addition, I am asking for the dough so the children can pretend to be bakers who make alphabet letter cookies.

Mrs. Kropoth
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF968 - Food & Nutrition Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
1-10 Counting Cans • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.46 1 $42.46
RE974 - Food & Nutrition Theme Book Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $38.50 1 $38.50
Super Sorting Pie • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
NEW SPROUTS GARDEN FRESH SALAD SET OF 38 • School Specialty $20.80 1 $20.80
NEW SPROUTS BAKE IT! - SET OF 15 • School Specialty $20.80 1 $20.80
NEW SPROUTS SUPER SANDWICH SET OF 29 • School Specialty $20.80 1 $20.80
FA412 - Kid-Safe Microwave • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Cooking Art (Book) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
NEW SPROUTS MIX IT! SET OF 6 • School Specialty $16.11 1 $16.11
LC933 - Create-A-Burger Sequencing Stacker • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LA299 - Learn the Alphabet! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Stone Soup Cooperative Board Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.41 1 $14.41
PUZZLE INSIDE-VIEW FRUIT FLOOR PUZZLE • School Specialty $12.28 1 $12.28
FOOD FUN FILL 'EM UP CUPS, SET OF 6 • School Specialty $12.28 1 $12.28
PUZZLE INSIDE-VIEW VEGETABLE FLOOR PUZZLE • School Specialty $12.28 1 $12.28
AX10 - Lakeshore Dough - Turquoise • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
AX7 - Lakeshore Dough - Lime • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$383.08

Vendor shipping charges

$26.43

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$445.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.58

Total project goal

$523.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$523.84

1 Donor

-$523.84

Donations toward project cost

-$445.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.58

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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