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Mrs. Hildebrand from Grand Forks ND is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kitchen Utensils For The Win!

My students need dishes, flatware, measuring utensils and other basic kitchen and cooking supplies to help increase their independence.

  • $455 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I saw a video about this at professional development called, "I am me" and this statement sums up my students perfectly. My students have multiple impairments including, but most certainly not limited to; intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, genetic disorders, autism, and Down Syndrome. Some of my students use wheelchairs, some have feeding tubes, some are almost completely blind and some are non-verbal.

Many people would consider my students to be 'different' and you know what - I agree, in the most amazing way!

They are different because they never give up! They never stop trying! They never let you down!

My Project

The students in my classroom have a lot stacked them against due to various different disabilities including Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, Autism, and a number of other physical, mental, and cognitive impairments. Life in their shoes is oftentimes full of obstacles and challenges that most of us can never imagine.

Cooking, which is something many of us take for granted, is not an easy task for my students and it is my job to help them learn the skills necessary become as independent as possible.

This is why this project is SO very important! Recently I had a project funded that helped us get the big items we needed for our starter kitchen, and now I just need to fill in the missing pieces. I'm talking about mixing bowls, cake pans, measuring cups and spoons, spatulas, eating utensils, storage containers, you name it! Just a bunch of items that you and I are used to seeing on a regular basis, but these students may have never used before.

Mrs. Hildebrand
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melange 12-Piece 100% Melamine Dinnerware Set (Clay Collection ) | Shatter-Proof and Chip-Resistant Melamine Plates and Bowls | Color: Multicolor | Dinner Plate, Salad Plate & Soup Bowl (4 Each) • Amazon Business $36.71 2 $73.42
FlyingColors Laguiole Stainless Steel Flatware Set. MultiColor Handle, Gift Box, 24 Pieces • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Ozeri 11 Piece All-In-One Silicone Utensil Set, Multicolor • Amazon Business $23.71 1 $23.71
Elacra Glass Food Storage Containers with Locking Lids - Perfect for Storing Food and Packing Lunch - Oven and Freezer Safe, Set of 6 boxes and 6 lids • Amazon Business $20.98 1 $20.98
Vremi 3 Piece Plastic Mixing Bowl Set - Nesting Mixing Bowls with Rubber Grip Handles Easy Pour Spout and Non Slip Bottom - Three Sizes Small Large Capacity for Kitchen Baking or Salad - White Multi • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
KUKPO Measuring Cups and Spoons Set- Superior Quality 13- Piece Measuring Set For Baking w/ Non-Slip Colorful Silicone Handles & Easy To Pour Spouts- Perfect For Liquid & Dry Ingredients- Great Gift • Amazon Business $18.97 1 $18.97
Fu Store Heavy Duty Food Grade Plastic Cutting Board for Kitchen, Easy to Move Around and Wash, BPA FREE(Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Cafe Break-Resistant Plastic 20oz Restaurant-Quality Beverage Tumblers | Set of 16 in 4 Assorted Colors. • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97
Cuisinart C55-01-12PCKS Advantage Color Collection 12-Piece Knife Set, Multicolor • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
9 inch Tempered Glass Lid for Instant Pot - 6 Quart, Universal Pan or Pot Cover W/ Spoon Holder • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
VEEYOO Cotton Oven Mitts Pot Holder Set Quilted Trivet Mats Kitchen Heat Resistant for Cooking Baking, Set of 4, Royal Blue • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
7 Inch Springform Cake Pan Non-stick / Leakproof / Cheesecake Pan Bakeware With Glove Fits 5, 6, 8 Quart Instant Pot Pressure Cooker • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Colander Set - 2 Collapsible Colanders (Strainers) Set By Comfify - Includes 2 Folding Strainers Sizes 8" - 2 Quart and 9.5" - 3 Quart Red and Grey • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Vremi 3 Piece Plastic Measuring Cups Set - BPA Free Liquid Nesting Stackable Measuring Cups with Spout and Decorative Red Blue and Green Handles - includes 1, 2 and 4 Cup with Ml and Oz Measurement • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Genuine Instant Pot Silicone Lid 5 and 6 Quart • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
TOPOKO Pot Holder, Accessory for Lift Hot Instant Pot Inner Pot, Stainless Steel Retriever Tong / Gripper Clip for Moving Bowl, Plate, Tray with Food Out of Instant Pot, Microwave, Oven. (Random 2 PC) • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07

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