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Ms. Lane from Asheville NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tasty Treats School Bakery!

My students need a commercial grade Cadco OV-003 compact oven to learn cooking skills and provide job- training opportunities.

  • $748 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a group of amazing special needs students. Despite multiple challenges, they come into the classroom full of joy and enthusiasm. Cooking has become one of their favorite learning activities, and has progressed from a theme-based enrichment activity to a full-blown in-school mini-business and job-skills training class. And so, the "Tasty Treats Bakery" was born.

These enterprising students are always up for a new recipe and meet new challenges head-on!

Not only are they preparing items for themselves, but they provide goods for other groups within the school, such as a student-run coffee cart.

My Project

Classroom cooking allows students to practice a wide variety of skills in an activity which they find fun and motivating. Within the cooking activity I embed science and math skills, including measurement, equations, math terminology, states of matter, physical vs. chemical changes, nutrition etc. By design, cooking activities involve reading, sequencing and following directions. Turn-taking and team-work are naturally embedded, and communication and social skills are practiced and reinforced. In addition, cooking and delivery of products provide students with in-school work experience and preparation vital to their transition to adult living .

After several years of cooking as part of general curriculum, we began filling requests, such as providing baked goods for senior project presentations.

We have even done "mini-banquets" and a classroom cafe!

Our previous counter-top oven, which was already second-hand, broke beyond repair. We are barely getting by with a small borrowed unit. As our "demand" has increased, we are faced with the need for a larger capacity, heavy duty counter-top oven, which also meets the fire code. Please help us continue to expand our growth and learning opportunities!

Ms. Lane
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Cadco OV-003 Compact Quarter Size Convection Oven with Manual Controls, 120-Volt/1450-Watt, Stainless/Black • Amazon Business $554.00 1 $554.00

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