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Mrs. Waldo from Gwinn MI is requesting materials related to food, clothing & hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Using Our Noodles to Write

Help me give my students packages of instant ramen, condiments, bubble tea, Japanese candy, jars, and other food supplies to learn about food writing/blogging and create a gourmet meal.

  • $730 goal

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My Students

My students live in a rural area in Upper Michigan. We are a high poverty school district with one hundred percent of the students eligible for free breakfast and lunch. While our district has a history of experiencing tough times, we are a close-knit community, and my students are resilient and creative.

Due to Covid, our district has both face-to-face and online instruction for the 2020-2021 school year.

Our students and staff are taking all the new challenges we are facing with grace and integrity. This year, my goal is to continue to create engaging lessons that inspire my students to flex their voices and understand the power of writing and the written word.

My Project

Every classroom has a unique dynamic and personality. My last hour of the day is creative writing, and the individuals who make up our class are spirited, zany, and full of intelligence and wit. They have been a powerhouse of writers this year and have produced pages of prose and poetry.

One of the rewarding, but also demanding, aspects of teaching creative writing is that often I have students take my course for multiple years so I am challenged to find new ways to present information and make the curriculum fresh.

Recently in class, we discussed blogging/vlogging as a modern way to publish writing. I have had a food blog for 9 years, and I was trying to come up with a way to get my students involved in being content creators. In class we watched a couple of food videos from Emmymade, and they were inspired by her relaxed delivery, her vast vocabulary, and especially her ramen posts.

Come to find out, a couple of my students are budding home chefs who create gourmet meals out of instant ramen. Therefore, I thought that we could turn our classroom into a "ramen bar," and they could experiment with different combinations and then share their recipes with the world. In addition, we will research Japanese, Chinese, and Korean food and culture. They were excited about the prospect of this, and I told them I would turn to Donors Choose for some help.

I tried selecting noodles/condiments that many of the students had not tried before. In addition to the ingredients listed in this project, I plan to bring in some fresh greens, vegetables, cheese, and hard boiled eggs. I plan to film some of our ramen creations. The students will partner up to write, and I will post their recipes.

Mrs. Waldo
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samyang Buldak Chicken Stir Fried Ramen Korean Ramen (5 Flavor Combo, 5 Pack) • Amazon Business $14.79 3 $44.37
JUMBO Boba Bubble Tea Kit Makes 30+ Drinks DIY by Buddha Bubbles Boba GREEN APPLE, WATERMELON & STRAWBERRY CREAM • Amazon Business $39.55 1 $39.55
TGJOR Mason Jars 16 OZ with Airtight lid, 6 Pack Canning Jars perfect for Fermenting, Jam, Honey, Wedding Favors and Baby Foods, Freezing and Dishwasher Safe with Label & Pen (wide mouth) • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Ovente Electric Hot Water Kettle 1.7 Liter with LED Light, 1100 Watt BPA-Free Portable Tea Maker Fast Heating Element with Auto Shut-Off and Boil Dry Protection, Brew Coffee & Beverage, Red KP72R • Amazon Business $17.88 2 $35.76
Sapporo Ichiban Ramen Noodles, 3 Flavors Variety (Pack of 30) - Tonkotsu, Shio, Miso (10 packs each) (Tonkotsu/Shio/Miso) • Amazon Business $33.15 1 $33.15
New Samyang Ramen/Spicy Chicken Roasted Noodles, 4.94 oz (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $14.07 2 $28.14
10+ Drinks Watermelon Boba Tea Kit: Tea Powder, Tapioca Pearls & Straws By Buddha Bubbles Boba • Amazon Business $24.55 1 $24.55
Mama Ramen Instant Noodles Green Curry Flavor (90g - 3.17oz) - Jumbo Pack of 20 • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
DREAM KITCHEN CUP RAMEN ASSORTED BOX 2.47 Ounce (Pack of 12) (Assorted) • Amazon Business $23.88 1 $23.88
Mikes Mighty Good Spicy Pork Tonkotsu Ramen Noodle Soup, 2.4 Ounce -- 7 per case. • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
AOOSY Wooden Soup Spoons, 6 Pieces 7.84 inches Japanese Ramen Spoons Round Nanmu Wood Long Handle Kids Rice Dessert Cooking Tasting Dinner Table Spoon for Kitchen Restaurant • Amazon Business $10.55 2 $21.10
Bundle 21 pieces Assorted Japanese Candy Snack Ramune Chocolate snack & Konpeito of Nanohana 50g • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Thai Kitchen Instant Rice Noodle Soup Variety Pack Gluten Free Ramen Ready in 3 Minutes 1.6oz, Thai, 19.2 Ounce, (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $18.01 1 $18.01
Japanese candy assortment 30pcs , full of dagashi. "TONOSAMA CANDY" • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Shirakiku Cut Wakame Dried Seaweed, 16 Ounce • Amazon Business $17.90 1 $17.90
Amazon Basics 360 Piece Plastic Cutlery Set, Black (180 forks, 120 spoons, 60 knives) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
ONETANG Shiitake Mushroom Slices 227g, Dried Mushroom Slices, No Fumigation Sulfur 8 Oz • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Korean Canned Kimchi, Napa Cabbage Kimchi, Naturally Fermented, Non-GMO, No preservatives, No additives- (5.64oz x 4) • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
SPAM Single, 2.5 Ounce Pouches (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
Huy Fong Grab N Go Original Sriracha HOT Chili Sauce, 50 Pack, 7g each • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
[60 Pack] 12 oz White Compostable Bowls - Disposable Biodegradable Bowl, Sugarcane/Bagasse, Paper Plastic Styrofoam Alternative, Cold Ice Cream Cereal Salad, Ramen Pho Soup, Freezer Microwave Safe • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
[50 Sets - 12 oz.] Plastic Cups With Flat Lids • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Miko Brand Freeze Dried Authentic Soup miso, 3.24 Ounce • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
Lobo Thai Envelope Spicy Coconut Chicken Soup, Tom Ka, 1.76 Ounce (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $11.21 1 $11.21
[6 Pack] Plastic Black and White Checkered Tablecloth, Disposable Gingham Party Table Covers, Rectangle 54" X 108" • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Royal Premium Disposable Bamboo Chopsticks, 9" Sleeved and Separated, UV Treated, Bag of 100 • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82
Kizami Shoga (Pickled Ginger) - 12oz (12oz) • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
Amazon Brand - Solimo Gallon Food Storage Bags, 120 Count • Amazon Business $8.72 1 $8.72
Nori Fume Furikake Rice Seasoning - 1.7 oz (1.7 oz) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Clear Plastic Tongs, 6 1/2", 4 Pack • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Kikkoman Soy Sauce, Ponzu Citrus, 10 Fl Oz • Amazon Business $2.29 1 $2.29
Kikkoman Rice Vinegar, 10 Fluid Ounce • Amazon Business $1.99 1 $1.99

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