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Ms. B. from Skokie IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kitchen Update Desperately Needed!

My students need flatware, stockpots, fry pans and other utensils and cooking supplies to continue being successful cooks.

  • $703 goal

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My Students

The kids are thrilled when they see on their schedules that they have Family Consumer Science (FCS) or, as some of us remember it, Home Economics. This is a class that is always full of enthusiastic students who want to learn the basics of cooking and nutrition.

Our school is located in a suburb of Chicago and has an over 50% poverty level.

The students are eager to learn and to experience new things. Many of the students have come here from other countries; some of them are running from bad situations and had to live in refugee camps as they made their way out of their country to come to America.

There are always more students who choose to be in this class than there are spaces for. The FCS classes are always full with a list of students who want to be in the class. We are a very diverse school community, and there are always so many different ideas brought into the classroom every trimester which encourages some very diverse conversations, different recipes and varying foods.

My Project

We have been using the same equipment for about 15 years, and some of the items just need to be upgraded and replaced. Dish towels and measuring equipment don't last that long when they are used 6 hours a day for the entire school year! We need flatware, stockpots, fry pans and other utensils and cooking supplies.

The new utensils and equipment will give a much needed boost to the 6 complete kitchens that are in my classroom.

So much of the equipment is just in need of some sprucing up. It's difficult to measure teaspoons and tablespoons accurately when you can no longer read the measurements that were originally on the handles because they have been washed away by years of cleaning.

The new equipment will be a much needed addition to the Family and Consumer Science classroom. In addition, the class sizes are getting larger and larger with each passing trimester, and more flatware and glasses will also round out the supplies.

Ms. B.
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 600 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
10-38 Nonstick Coated Fry Pan • Nasco $27.75 6 $166.50
Farberware Classic Series Cookware - 4-Qt. Covered Stockpot • Nasco $30.95 2 $61.90
Herringbone Dish Towels • Nasco $16.95 3 $50.85
Libbey Gibraltar Glassware - 14-oz. Beverage • Nasco $41.25 1 $41.25
Oneida Classic Collection Triple Rivet 8 Chef Knife • Nasco $8.95 3 $26.85
Wilton Recipe Right Air Bake Pan - Large Jelly Roll Pan • Nasco $12.25 2 $24.50
Vollrath Brocade Flatware - Serving Spoon • Nasco $3.58 6 $21.48
Chicago Metallic 24-Cup Mini-Muffin Pan • Nasco $19.50 1 $19.50
Vollrath Brocade Flatware - Dinner Knife • Nasco $3.22 6 $19.32
Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl - 5-Qt. Bowl • Nasco $4.75 3 $14.25
Chefmaster Gel Paste Senior Kit • Nasco $13.95 1 $13.95
Wilton 8-Color Icing Kit • Nasco $10.95 1 $10.95
Vollrath Brocade Flatware - Dinner Fork • Nasco $1.81 6 $10.86
Wilton Standard Tube Coupler • Nasco $0.98 10 $9.80
Wilton No. 16 Open Star Tip • Nasco $0.95 6 $5.70
Wilton No. 3 Round Decorating Tip • Nasco $0.95 6 $5.70
EKCO Gourmet Styled Wooden Spoons • Nasco $2.50 2 $5.00

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