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Mrs. Brewer from Detroit MI is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student-led project

Life Skills: We're Cooking Independently!

We need groceries, a dish set, a cutlery set, aprons, and dish towels and cloths to cook meals and wash dishes independently in the classroom.

  • $2,058 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

About My Students

My students who will be part of this project are Daequan, Trammell, and Daisha. My students have ASD and are learning how to take care of themselves at home. I am excited about this project because my students love to assist me in cooking during class. They will learn how to create their own meals.

My students love to assist me in cooking during class. They also love to eat, so our learning is very fun. I want to teach my special needs students how to create their meals and clean up after themselves by washing and storing dishes. At our school we believe that the transition process is best experienced through authentic life training, and real world connections. Students are prepared for the world of work and to become productive citizens with the necessary skills that will increase their quality of life.

Our students want to learn to be independent and learn real-life skills such as shopping for groceries, cooking meals, wash, dry, and store dishes. The students want to learn how to go to Kroger to choose and purchase groceries according to recipes they will follow.

In Their Own Words

With our teacher's help we will learn basic cooking and kitchen skills to take care of ourselves. We will use these resources to learn how to shop for groceries, cook, wash, dry, and store dishes. We will learn how to go to Kroger to choose and purchase groceries according to recipes. We will prepare a variety of meals in our classroom. We will use pot warmers and oven mitts to pick up pans and pots from the oven and burner to learn kitchen safety.

We are excited to learn how to prepare our own meals! We will make meals such as breakfast (pancakes, bacon, biscuits, and eggs), lunch (grilled chicken salads, grill chicken and burgers, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, vegetables, rice, chili, soups, and grilled sandwiches), and baking cakes, cookies, brownies, pies, and breads. We will use the pantry cabinet and freezer to store our food. We will also use the broom and dust pan holder to keep our kitchen area clean and tidy.

The donations to this project will improve our classroom by giving us the hands on experience we need to learn real life skills of cooking. This project will allow us to learn how to help at home during meal time and even prepare meals for ourselves and our families. We will be able to cook foods we love in a safe learning environment.

Mrs. Brewer
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kroger Gift Card • Kroger $250.00 2 $500.00
South Shore Morgan Collection Storage Cabinet, Solid Black • Amazon Business $204.99 1 $204.99
Igloo 5.1 cu ft chest freezer black • Walmart $199.00 1 $199.00
Kroger Gift Card • Kroger $100.00 1 $100.00
Preserve Everyday Tableware Set, Midnight Blue • Amazon Business $20.99 4 $83.96
Ivation 1800 Watt Portable Induction Countertop Cooktop Burner, Easy Clean Full Glass Top w/Touch Button Control • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Lodge Cast Iron Skillet Set 10.25" & 12" • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Bayou Classic 7473 Cast Iron Baking Pan, 9 by 13" • Amazon Business $42.20 1 $42.20
Alpine Neighbor Door Mat | Washable Indoor/Outdoor Low Profile Doormat | Entrance Rug Floor Mats for Front Outside Doors Patio Grass Snow Scraper Clean Decor Rubber Doormats Entry Carpet Turf Absorbent Entryway Garage Water Grey Charcoal Rugs (Gray) • Amazon Business $19.95 2 $39.90
Bib Aprons-blue-12 Pc (1 Dz) Pack-new Spun Poly-commercial Restaurant Kitchen • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Snapware 60002BXS Square Grip 10-Piece Airtight Dry-Food Canister Set • Amazon Business $31.63 1 $31.63
Chest Freezer Lock - White • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Snapware 15.3 Cup Slim Rectangle Airtight Food Storage Container w/ Fliptop Lid - Set of 4 - Set of 4 • Amazon Business $27.04 1 $27.04
ExcelSteel Stainless Steel Colanders, Set of 3 • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Preserve 24 Count on The Go Cutlery, Midnight Blue • Amazon Business $7.25 3 $21.75
ChefLand (Set of 6) Mixing Bowls Standard Weight Stainless Steel, Mirror Finish, 3/4, 11/2, 3, 4, 5, and 8 Qt • Amazon Business $20.56 1 $20.56
Rubbermaid 4-Piece Sinkware Set, Red • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Angled Measuring Cup Set, Clear/Red • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Rachael Ray Oven Lovin' Rectangle Nonstick Bakeware 9-Inch-by-13-Inch Cake Pan, Orange • Amazon Business $17.94 1 $17.94
StarPack Premium Silicone Tongs 2 Pack (9-Inch & 12-Inch), Bonus 101 Cooking Tips (Gray-Black) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Wall Organizer For Mop Broom Holder. Guaranteed Non Slip At Any Height Position. Holds Great. Lifetime Guarantee. • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Utopia Towels Kitchen Dish Towels, Super Absorbent Terry Fabric, 100% Ringspun Soft Cotton, 6 Solid Print and 6 Dobby Style - Red and White (15" x 25") • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Prepworks by Progressive Ultimate 19-Piece Measuring Cup and Spoon Set • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
United Solutions BA0017 Plastic Dishpan Handwashing Tray for Dishes and Art Projects, 18-Quart, Red • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale, Elegant Black • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
OvenStuff Non-Stick 9 Inch Round Cake Pan Two Piece Set • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Clearance Sale, Ouddy Stainless Steel Whisk, Kitchen Whisk, Balloon Whisk Set, Wire Whisk, Egg Frother, Milk & Egg Beater Blender - Kitchen Utensils for Blending, Whisking, Beating & Stirring,Set of 3 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Totally Bamboo 20-2038 Bamboo Cutting Board Set, 2-Board Set • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
United Solutions BA0018 Cutlery Tray and Utensil Organizer, Red • Amazon Business $9.64 1 $9.64
Kitchen Oven Mitt Pot Holder Set Red Kitchen Linens Oven Mitt Pot Holder Pack of 4 Oven Mitts & Pot Holders Kitchen Cooking & Baking Supplies (2 Pot Holders & 2 Oven Mitts) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Norpro 339 Stainless Steel Grater • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
DII Everyday Kitchen Basic Windowpane Combo Dish Cloth Set of 6, Red • Amazon Business $6.62 1 $6.62

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