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Ms. Maria from San Francisco CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Meal Time Magic With Ms Maria

Help me give my students basic kitchen supplies such as knives, cutting boards, pans, table settings, and counter top stoves.

  • $556 goal

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My Students

It's the hardest part of my day when I have to work with mixed aged groups. However, I see that cooking is one of those subjects that unifies rather than divides students. I see that they are fully invested in the result of their cooking efforts but I think that with the right resources they can fully invest in their educational portion as well. Budget wise, my hands are currently tied; I find myself buying all of the produce needed for various recipes. Most supplies are provided but there are limited amounts available, unfortunately not enough for each student to have the opportunity to fully develop independent cooking skills of their own.

These hard-working students are open, willing to learn, and digest healthy nutritional facts.

I have personally seen these student grow from Kinder to 5th grade. They are growing into their own, challenging themselves and others to become successful in their own right. I have a handful of students that need the opportunity to move and learn at their own pace, otherwise I lose their attention. Please help me provide materials to promote evoke learning at whatever pace students need.

My Project

We are looking forward to kicking off our month of April theme cooking: home cooked meals! We are going to be learning about the nutrition that comes from meals that we can all cook at home. We will have to use all the skills we have accumulated thus far, including but not limited to using the correct hygienic procedures, using knives appropriately on the cutting boards, and spice exploration! We will be adding our new supplies to help develop safe sauteing and further develop out individual cutting board skills.

With these new donations, students will no longer be limited to cooking in groups but have room to grow and cook all on their own.

I will be supervising and provide help only when asked. My students have been practicing in groups of 3 to 4. They don't always get a turn to add ingredients or use the kitchen tools because of limitations of supplies. This has inhibited their growth of kitchen skills. With these new supplies, not only will they get to be challenged, they will also be growing their confidence in themselves.

Ms. Maria
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ovente Countertop Single Infrared Burner with Temperature Control, 7 Inch, Ceramic Glass Cooktop with Indicator Light and Non-Slip Rubber Feet, 1000-Watts, Stainless Steel (BGI101S) • Amazon Business $23.09 4 $92.36
Cambridge Plastic Plate, Bowl and Tumbler Dinnerware | 12-piece set Red • Amazon Business $16.99 5 $84.95
Crock-pot SCCPVF710-P Slow Cooker 7 quart Polished • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Aluminum Nonstick Frying Pan Set - 3 Piece (8 Inches, 9.5 Inches, 11 Inches) - Cookware Set - Dishwasher Safe - by Lux Decor Collection • Amazon Business $20.99 2 $41.98
Dexas Heavy Duty Grippmat Flexible Cutting Board Set of Four, 8 by 11 inches, Blue, Green, Yellow, Red • Amazon Business $9.74 4 $38.96
Curious Chef TCC50029 3-Piece Nylon Knife Set • Amazon Business $8.94 3 $26.82
CreativeWare Beverage Dispenser With Ice Cylinder And Fruit Infuser, Clear • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Kitchen Towels Bulk 100 Cotton Kitchen Dish-Cloths Scrubbing Dishcloths Sets 11x17 Inch 12pcs (Mix color) • Amazon Business $9.89 2 $19.78

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