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Ms. Gaston from Concord CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Cooking ! Exploring Culture through Cooking

My students need a portable cook top, cookware set, mixing bowls, and basic cooking utensils such as measuring cups, baking pans and rollings pins to help us learn and explore our cultures through cooking!

  • $542 goal

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My Students

We are a public choice school in Concord, CA. Parents and the community have committed to supporting their child's education by volunteering their time in and outside of the school and making education a priority. There is no question that our students are privileged to have such amazing support and perhaps one of the reasons we are one of the top 20% high performing public schools in California. However, we rely on time and energy, not money. Our wait lists are getting longer, and our school is becoming more and more wonderfully diverse.

Our students speak more than 27 languages within the school and in just my class we have children who speak English, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Romanian and Vietnamese and what's a better way to learn and explore these cultures than though cooking !

My Project

My students need a portable cook top, cookware set, mixing bowls, and basic cooking utensils such as measuring cups, baking pans and rollings pins to help us learn and explore our cultures through cooking! When students cook they are using skills in literacy, math, and science in a practical and hands-on way. Cooking in the classroom is a way to teach nearly all educational content while at the same time actively engaging students in their own learning in a fun and creative way. The students use literacy skills to read the recipe and follow the sequence of steps. They use math skills to measure and learn about fractions. They also use science skills as they predict what will happen when ingredients are mixed & observe the changes that occur to the food as it cooks. And as an added benefit, they can try new foods they have never had before!

Cooking is both collaborative & community based and through food it is the perfect way to explore the rich cultural diversity in our classroom.

With a focus on healthy eating we will gain knowledge on the different customs and traditions of cultures around the world and in our class, by preparing them in our own classroom.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cuisinart ICT-60 Double Induction Cooktop, Black • Amazon Business $144.14 1 $144.14
T-fal C515SC Professional Total Nonstick Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator Induction Base Cookware Set, 12-Piece, Black • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Rolling Pin - Form Meets Function with Professional Nonstick Rolling Pins. 2 Piece Cookie Rolling Pin with Extra Silicone Spatula • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Westmark German Vegetable and Salad Spinner with Pouring Spout (Green) • Amazon Business $16.93 1 $16.93
Curious Chef Kids Child Chef Mitt Set • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
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
Vremi 13 Piece Mixing Bowl Set With Handle - With Nesting Colorful Measuring Cups Spoons Colander Mesh Strainer - BPA Free Plastic Stackable Nested Mixing Bowls Large Small Pour Spout Baking Cooking • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Chicago Metallic Professional 4-Piece Non-Stick Toaster Oven Bakeware Set • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Hand Juicer Citrus Orange Squeezer Manual Lid Rotation Press Reamer for Lemon Lime Grapefruit with Strainer and Container, 2cups • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Mixing Bowl Set (3 piece- 1.2 quarts, 2.1 quarts, 3.6 quarts) by Utopia Kitchen • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Crock-Pot 2-QT Round Manual Slow Cooker, Black • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Hombae Kids Kitchen Knife Set 3-Piece Nylon Kids Chef Knife :: Toddler’s Cooking Knives in 3 Sizes & Colors :: BPA-Free Plastic, Safe Knives for Bread, Lettuce Knife and Salad Knives • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Can Opener, Manual HEAVY DUTY NO-RUST Stainless Steel Tin Cans Openers, ANTI SLIP HAND GRIP, Lock & Lift-Away Lid Magnet • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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