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Mrs. Smith from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Looking and Cooking with Kids!

Help me give my students the experience to read recipes, create a meal or snack, and work together!

  • $318 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is a busy place full of learning and collaborating! My students are learning at various levels and they enjoy working together. They are kind, thoughtful, and extremely witty. My students enjoy using all different kinds of manipulatives to keep learning engaging! I use a lot of different resources, strategies, and tools to keep my students engaged.

My students can be seen doing new things every day!

While also, having structure and organization in our daily routine. My students enjoy having responsibilities and are very helpful towards each other.

My Project

The main goal for any teacher is to teach their students skills that will be beneficial in their futures. One of those skills is cooking. Cooking is not always a skill that is taught in schools nor in a child's daily routine. Cooking should be part of a child's school day for many reasons. Cooking is an essential part of independence and independent living.

Cooking supplies will allow my students to learn math, science, and reading skills!

The supplies that are donated will allow my students to create a meal and develop the confidence they need to cook on their own.

The supplies will be used in conjunction to a cookbook for students with reading and learning disabilities. The cookbook gives illustrated instructions and picture supports.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Toshiba EM131A5C-BS Microwave Oven with Smart Sensor, Easy Clean Interior, ECO Mode and Sound On/Off, 1.2 Cu.ft, 1100W, Black Stainless Steel • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
AmazonBasics 3-Shelf Shelving Storage Unit on Wheels, Metal Organizer Wire Rack, Chrome Silver • Amazon Business $31.00 1 $31.00
LIANYU 20-Piece Silverware Flatware Cutlery Set, Stainless Steel Utensils Service for 4, Include Knife/Fork/Spoon, Mirror Polished , Dishwasher Safe • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
KitchenAid Can Opener, Black • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Pyrex Glass Mixing Bowl Set (3-Piece) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
OXO Good Grips Freezer-to-Oven Safe 2 Qt Glass Baking Dish with Lid, 8 x 8 • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Collapsible Colander - BPA Free Silicone Food Strainer with Handles - Heavy Duty Foldable and Heat Resistant Kitchen Drainer Steam Basket - Dishwasher Safe (Red)- FREE bonus heat resistant mits. • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
ETECHMART Cotton Oven Mitts with Silicone Heat Resistant Quilted Microwave Gloves for Baking and Kitchen One Pair (Black) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Farberware Poly Cutting Board 12-Inch by 18-Inch, White - 5135444-Parent • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
2 Pack Black Kitchen Tongs, Premium Silicone BPA Free Non-Stick Stainless Steel BBQ Cooking Grilling Locking Food Tongs, 9-Inch & 12-Inch • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Wilton Easy Layers! Sheet Cake Pan, 2-Piece Set • Amazon Business $6.44 1 $6.44
Chef Craft 42019 Measuring Cups, 10 Piece Set, Green • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
Party Essentials Hard Plastic 5-Ounce Punch Bowl/Serving Ladle, Clear • Amazon Business $3.56 1 $3.56

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