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Ms. Thornton from Tulsa OK is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We’re Cooking Now!

My students need a mobile kitchen with a Compact Microwave, Mini Fridge, and Roaster Oven to explore literacy with real life experiences and tackle STEM challenges.

  • $542 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in what most of the world would consider poverty. They don't know this though, for the most part. They don't know that all students don't get free breakfast and lunch because of the lack of income in their homes. They do know that education is important and valued by their families, so they come everyday, eager to learn and become our future scientists and artists. They work hard daily to fulfill their dreams and their families' dreams for them.

My Project

My students would be so thrilled with this mobile kitchen. We would use it for so many things. For community building we can make smoothies and each ingredient added to the blender is a character trait of a good classmate. We can connect with literature throughout the year. We study different historical American Indian tribes through children’s stories and one chapter discusses maple syrup. We do a blind taste test to see if students can tell real maple from fake syrup. We could cook pancakes fresh in class to enhance that experience. We serve banana splits connected to multiplication fast facts. We have a STEM focus and use agriculture in the classroom to teach about our state’s ag economy. All of these lessons will be better and more engaging with a way to cook in the classroom. The fridge and microwave are essentials. The blender will make smoothies and more . The griddle will be used for pancakes and more. The crockpot will make “Stone Soup”. Please help bring this project to life.

Ms. Thornton
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Insignia? - 2.6 Cu. Ft. Mini Fridge - Black • Best Buy Education $86.97 1 $86.97
Insignia? - 0.9 Cu. Ft. Compact Microwave - Stainless steel • Best Buy Education $58.89 1 $58.89
Nesco 5 Quart Porcelain Cookwell Roaster Oven, Red • Staples Advantage $48.29 1 $48.29
Brentwood1400 W 16" Non-Stick Electric Skillet With Glass Lid, Black • Staples Advantage $46.49 1 $46.49
Presto Cool Touch Electric Griddle • Staples Advantage $39.49 1 $39.49
Hamilton Beach - FlexBrew Coffeemaker - Black • Best Buy Education $36.14 1 $36.14
Hamilton Beach 7-Quart Oval Slow Cooker • Staples Advantage $32.99 1 $32.99
Hamilton Beach - 14-Oz. Single Serve Blender - Black • Best Buy Education $19.99 1 $19.99
Oster - Inspire 2-Slice Wide-Slot Toaster - Black • Best Buy Education $16.03 1 $16.03
Tradex AMBITEX Disposable Foodservice Apron, White, 28" x 46", 100/Pack • Staples Advantage $7.04 1 $7.04

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