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Ms. Bowen from Hixson TN is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Living to Cook

My students need a microwave and a compact refrigerator in our classroom to promote independence with the life skill of preparing meals.

  • $354 goal

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My Students

When you are hungry are you able to go into your kitchen and prepare something to eat for yourself? Many of my students do not have this ability. The have to wait until someone else prepares something for them.

My students are not like the average middle school pre-teen or teenager.

They all have a disability of some sort (Autism, Intellectually Delayed, Other Health Impairments, Deaf, etc.). All they want is to be independent and have a fulfilling happy life like they perceive their peers have.

My Project

I have requested a microwave and a compact refrigerator in our classroom to promote independence for my students by teaching them the life skill of preparing meals. With this project, my students will learn to prepare one meal for themselves each week. The meals will all be meals that can be made safely with the use of a microwave. Meals such as Sticky Pork Spare Ribs, Sweet and Sour Meatballs, Manicotti, etc. will be cooked and eaten by my students. They will use the refrigerator to store food items for the preparation, as well as leftovers to be reheated when needed.

By helping us with this project, you are improving the quality of life of amazing young men and women.

You are giving them the opportunity to become successful in caring for themselves. That ability will help build their self-confidence and help them gain the independence they desire.

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Ms. Bowen
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Frigidaire - 3.3 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator - Silver • Best Buy for Business $164.99 1 $164.99
Sharp - 1.1 Cu. Ft. Mid-Size Microwave - Silver • Best Buy for Business $89.99 1 $89.99

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