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Ms. Riddle from North Tustin CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Life Skills, Cooking

My students need a set of cookware materials and some visually based cookbooks to increase life skills independence. Materials list found in "Look n Cook" book.

  • $493 goal

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My Students

Some of the skills many people take for granted are a daily struggle for others. Through creating meaningful, life-related experiences, these kids could start to build the independence they crave.

My students are second through fourth graders on the moderate to severe end of the Autism spectrum.

They love to get their hands dirty with some great interactive activities that help them to expand their abilities and meet their sensory needs. Even more, these kids love to eat! They look forward to snack and lunch time, and so what better way to teach them some life skills than to incorporate what they love!

My Project

In a classroom designed for kids with moderate to severe disabilities, it is important to make sure that curriculum is life-based and the skills taught are useful on a daily basis. By helping fund this project, you will be helping my students: 1) learn proper kitchen safety 2) practice math, science, and basic life skills in a real world application 3) practice fractions by measuring foods 4) practice following directions by using the picture-based cook books 5) practice serving and cleaning up after themselves. These are just a few examples of what they will get out of the materials provided by this project. Most of all, they will gain life skills while having fun making healthy and nutritious snacks and meals! My students need a set of cookware materials and some visually based cookbooks to increase life skills independence.

Through learning and practicing the life skills of basic cooking, these kids can become more confident and independent in their daily lives.

Around school and at home, these kids need constant support and guidance. The skills that many take advantage of, like bathrooming, changing clothes, and preparing a snack, can be a struggle for these kiddos. This project will help promote successful independence!

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This project will reach 7 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Danby DMW7700BLDB 0.7 cu. ft. Microwave Oven - Black • Amazon Business $55.00 1 $55.00
22-piece Kitchen Utensils Sets - Home Cooking Tools- Stainless Steel & Nylon Gadgets- Turners, Tongs, Spatulas, Pizza Cutter, Whisk, Bottle Opener, Grater, Peeler, Can Opener, Measuring Cups & Spoons • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Look'n Cook Microwave • Amazon Business $39.00 1 $39.00
Follow-the-Directions Flip Chart: No-Cook Recipes: 12 Healthy, Month-by-Month Recipes With Fun Activities That Teach Young Learners How to Listen and Follow Directions • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Corelle Winter Frost 6-Pack Bowl, 18-Ounce, White • Amazon Business $18.72 1 $18.72
KitchenAid Classic Food Chopper (Black) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid, Original Scent, Blue, 24 Ounce (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Follow-the-Directions: No-Cook Snacks: Easy & Healthy Step-by-Step Recipes That Help Children Build Beginning Reading Skills • Amazon Business $11.24 1 $11.24
OXO Good Grips 5-Quart Mixing Bowl • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Playtex Handsaver - Small (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Pure Komachi 2 Series 8" Chef's Knife, Fuchsia • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Kitchen Maestro Collapsible Silicone Colander/Strainer. Includes 2 Sizes 8 and 9.5 inch. • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Kitchen Oven Mitt Pot Holder Set Red Kitchen Linens Oven Mitt Pot Holder Pack... • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Pyrex 2-Quart Glass Bakeware Dish • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Party Dimensions 300 Count Cutlery Combo Box, Clear • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Microban Antimicrobial Cutting Board Lime Green - 11.5x8 inch • Amazon Business $8.68 1 $8.68
O-Cedar Multi-Use Scrunge Scrub Sponge (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Corelle Square 12-Ounce Mug, Pure White • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Nicole Home Collection 100 Count Everyday Dinnerware Paper Plate, 9-Inch, White • Amazon Business $7.30 1 $7.30
White 12 oz. Plastic Bowls - 100 Count(styles may vary) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
KitchenAid Nylon Ladle, Black • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Prep Solutions by Progressive Microwavable Plates - Set of 4 • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Wilton Recipe Right Small Cookie Pan • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49

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