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Mrs. Chandler-Distler from Madison OH is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Taco Monday, Taco Tuesday, Taco Wednesday...Let's Taco Bout It!

My students need a mini fridge for storing our food and a decorative serape for our classroom kitchenette!

  • $202 goal

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My Students

Our school offers one language; Spanish. Our hopes are to make our limited language offering the best and most authentic experience possible. Our school serves students in grades 9-12 and provides rigorous academics and excellent teachers who do their best to teach the target language for real life application.

Mis estudiantes love hands-on activities and games for authentic learning.

They like unique learning environments that keep them on their toes. Our students are from a wide variety of economic situations, and many receive free and reduced lunches.

My Project

Our classroom is in need of a classroom kitchenette for cultural demonstrations. I love to bring in local Hispanic woman from our community to teach our students (in Spanish!) how make famous and delicious Hispanic cuisine.

What do you remember about your high school language courses - the food!

These class days are not only important for our students, but they are also very beneficial for the Hispanic women, whom are parents of students within our community. It's beneficial for them to share their culture and gain confidence in our community. Since beginning these events, our school has seen an increase in participation from Hispanic community members. I believe they're more comfortable entering a school where they don't speak the language because they now have familiar faces to greet and guide them.

Our students have an obvious benefit of learning something new about an unfamiliar culture and hearing a native speaker during these lessons.

The mini refrigerator will help kick start our classroom kitchenette by providing us a place to store the ingredients, which will allow us to create more varieties of food. I can not leave my class unattended to go to the nearest fridge, so the convenience of having our own will be beneficial. The decorative serape will be use as a kitchenette decoration and also as a backdrop for photographing the food we create to share with parents and community members.

Mrs. Chandler-Distler
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RCA RFR321-FR320/8 IGLOO Mini Refrigerator, 3.2 Cu Ft Fridge, Purple • Amazon Business $130.20 1 $130.20
Xplanet Mexican Table Runner for Mexican Party Wedding Decorations, Fringe Cotton Serape Blanket Table Runner 14 x 84 inch • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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