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Mrs. Chamberlain Engel from Hayward CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Spice It Up!

My students need spices and seasonings to create nutritional and flavorful foods with as well as hand and air sanitizer and a pressure cooker.

  • $358 goal

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My Students

My 7th and 8th grade students are an energetic bunch of teens who love to socialize and have fun. Our Title I middle school is located in a high-poverty, working-class neighborhood. About 60% of our student body receives free or reduced-price lunch, and many of them speak English as a second language. You wouldn't know from their cheerful demeanors, but many of them have already experienced trauma, disruption, and loss in their lives.

This year, we are attempting a reboot of Home Economics after a 21-year absence—my students love it and are getting tons of practice not only with valuable living skills but also with soft skills such as teamwork and communication!

My Project

My Home Economics classroom is a place of discovery where teamwork and collaboration rule the day. Many of my 7th and 8th grade students have never followed recipes before or ever made a cookie from scratch.

I want to teach my students that they can create delicious and nutritious foods using seasonings that pack a powerful punch, so all the seasonings I'm requesting add a lot of flavor without adding unhealthy fats.

Our kitchen is in constant need of cleaning so we can keep food-borne pathogens at bay. The hand and air sanitizer will help us keep bad odors away and our hands clean.

The pressure cooker will help us make foods more quickly, and it can be used to make yogurt, eggs, and other healthy recipes. If you've ever tried to cook a recipe in an hour with 24 hungry teenagers, you'd know how important it is to speed up the cooking process!

Mrs. Chamberlain Engel
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mueller 10-in-1 Pro Series 20 Smart Program Pressure Cooker with German ThermaV Even Heat Technology, 6Q/1000W, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Cake Maker, Egg Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, Warmer • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Germ-X 1000043753 Original Hand Sanitizer, 67.6 oz. (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $49.55 1 $49.55
GermGuardian GG1000 Pluggable UV-C Sanitizer and Deodorizer, Kills Germs, Freshens Air and Reduces Odors from Pets, Smoke, Mold, Cooking and Laundry, Germ Guardian Air Purifier • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
Ground Cayenne Red Pepper Powder- Chefs Quality, 1 LB (16Oz) • Amazon Business $13.27 1 $13.27
McCormick Paprika, 18.4 oz • Amazon Business $13.02 1 $13.02
McCormick Curry Powder, 16 oz • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Healthworks Ginger Root Powder Organic Ground, 1lb • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
12-Ounce Crushed Red Pepper Flakes • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
McCormick Culinary Whole Bay Leaves, 2 oz • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Extra Power Home Pro Multi-Surface Cleaner, 8 Count Box • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
HillTop Foods Dark Chili Powder, 18 OZ Shaker • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
McCormick Cayenne Pepper, 14 oz • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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