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Mrs. Don Vito from Santa Ana CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Life Skills for the Future!

Help me give my students a mini fridge and cooking utensils for cooking lessons!

  • $294 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are faced with challenges every day as a result of their disabilities. Independent life skills don't always come naturally for them, but my students are always eager to learn and participate! By having a mini fridge and cooking utensils, my students will be able to practice cooking skills and kitchen safety needed to become more independent adults.

My students are are 6th-8th graders with moderate/severe autism with the biggest hearts, and they all have an even bigger desire to learn!

They learn best from visuals, real-world experiences, and lessons that are interactive. Our middle school is located in a very low-income area, and we have very limited resources given to us, but that does not stop us from learning and having fun!

My Project

In my classroom, we cook at least once a week. The students choose what they want to cook, look at the recipe, come up with a shopping list and make the food by following the recipe. Cooking is one of my students' favorite activities of the week! We often buy the ingredients before the day we need them, so we need a mini fridge to store the perishable items.

Teaching my students life skills is a very important part of my job.

During cooking lessons, I focus on teaching them how to follow a recipe, measuring ingredients, and kitchen safety.

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Mrs. Don Vito
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 8 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
3.2 Cubc Foot 2 Door Fridge and Freezer, Stainless Steel • Amazon Business $164.00 1 $164.00
Kitchen Utensil set,24 Nylon and Stainless Steel Utensil Set, Non-Stick and Heat Resistant Cooking Utensils Set, Best Kitchen Tools,Useful Kitchen Gadgets • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Kitchenaid Prep Bowls with Lids, Set of 4, Ocean Blue - KC176OSSBA • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

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