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Ms. Ramsey from Anchorage AK is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Parent Support & Family Help with Math Skills

Help me give my students some books about cooking, slow cookers, measuring spoons and cups to practice their math skills with their families.

  • $999 goal

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My Students

My elementary school is not a Title I school, but we are deemed high poverty because more the three-quarters of our students come from low income homes. All of my children are eligible for free breakfast and lunch. Many of them do not have money for basic supplies, but that doesn't stop them from trying to learn everything they can.

My kids are the most wonderful kids in the world and school is everything to them.

It is the place where they feel safe. I may teach students who are struggling but they all want to learn because they want to be successful.

My classroom is multicultural and diverse and many of my amazing students are the children of deployed military personnel. Most of my students are in an English Language Learner program, some are in resource, special education, and Indian Education support classes.

At the beginning of this year, I was moved to first grade and I love my new students. I know this is going to be a wonderful year. With the help of and the families of my students, my first graders are going to do lots of learning and growing.

My Project

I am requesting a few books about cooking, some slow cookers, measuring cups and spoons so my students can work with their families to develop their math and reading skills. I plan to invite families to school to learn about the project as I introduce science of food and how to use slow cookers. I will show how to measure, ask questions and help students read recipes.

Cooking with parents will be a great opportunity to develop reading, math and science skills and to boost students’ confidence as they prepare different foods.

When everybody cooks, everybody learns and develops math and reading skills. When my kids follow a recipe, they are readers and when kids measure, they are mathematicians!

Each week, there will be a new vocabulary list, a new math skill (measuring, weighing, counting, etc.) or science task, and a new simple recipe to make as "homework". On Friday morning, students will take a quick assessment/test about the math/science and vocabulary. Then we will cook in the classroom. Students will make the recipe so they can show their families how to cook as part of their weekend homework. Kids will be able to explain how they read the recipe, measured the vegetables, and learned to read the clock.

This exciting project will make homework fun and testing less of a chore. It also helps build family involvement. Kids will eventually create and illustrate a class cookbook!

Ms. Ramsey
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Proctor-Silex 33043 4-Quart Slow Cooker • Amazon Business $24.99 9 $224.91
Crock-Pot Cook & Carry 6-Quart Oval Portable Manual Slow Cooker | Stainless Steel (SCCPVL600S) • Amazon Business $23.99 9 $215.91
Crock-Pot SCV401-TR 4-Quart Manual Slow Cooker, Red • Amazon Business $25.71 5 $128.55
KitchenAid KE057OHAQA Classic Measuring Spoons, Set of 5, Aqua Sky/Black • Amazon Business $3.97 27 $107.19
Crockpot Round Slow Cooker, 4.5 quart, Black & White Pattern (SCR450-HX) • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
Chef Craft Plastic Measuring Cups, White with Blue, 4-Piece, 6.375-Inch • Amazon Business $1.61 27 $43.47
Cooking with the Grinch (Dr. Seuss) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Bone Button Borscht • Amazon Business $3.55 1 $3.55
The Cat in the Hat: Cooking with the Cat • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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