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Ms. Jessica from Gastonia NC is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Brewing Social Skills One Cup at a Time

Help me give my students the tools they need to create a business to instill confidence and communication skills within themselves.

  • $516 goal

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My Students

There are eight brilliant young minds in my classroom. I teach in a K-5 Specialized Adapted Curriculum (SAC) classroom where we love to learn. We have a wide range of abilities that include Autism and Specific Learning Disabilities, all of whom thrive in a sensory-rich environment. All of my students need ample opportunities to engage in different social interactions with adults and non-disabled peers. The more practice they receive with social skills, the more successful they will be as they progress and maintain independence.

My Project

The use of a coffee cart would increase the number of opportunities our students would have to create a social interaction with adults and non-disabled peers throughout the school. Our students and their peer buddies would learn how to operate the cart, how to exchange money and give the correct change to the customer, and obtain confidence within themselves to engage in social conversations.

With your help, our students would become more successful and confident in communicating with others.

For some students, conversations happen naturally. But for our students, conversations take time, practice, and effort to create dialogue between two people. Help us instill confidence and success within our students through the use of a coffee cart!

Ms. Jessica
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Keurig K-Classic Coffee Maker K-Cup Pod, Single Serve, Programmable, Black ( Packaging May Vary ) • Amazon Business $89.00 1 $89.00
Trinity 3-Tier Utility Cart • Amazon Business $63.90 1 $63.90
Coffee Mate Liquid Concentrate 1.5 Liter Pump Bottle - Variety 3 Pack (Original Sweetened Cream, French Vanilla & Hazelnut) • Amazon Business $52.82 1 $52.82
100ct Variety Pack for Keurig K-cups, 8 Assorted Single Cup Sampler 20% more coffee per cup by Bradford Coffee • Amazon Business $32.45 1 $32.45
Community Coffee Variety Pack Medium to Dark Roast Single Serve 54 Ct Box, Compatible with Keurig 2.0 K Cup Brewers, Rich Smooth Flavor, 100% Arabica Coffee Beans • Amazon Business $24.68 1 $24.68
100 Pack 12OZ Hot Paper Coffee Cups with Travel Lids & Kraft Cardboard Sleeves - Disposable Paper Cups For Coffee, Tea, Hot or Cold Beverage by ZMYBCPACK • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Bradford Tea - 48 Ct. Tea Variety K-Cup Pods, Compatible with 2.0 K-Cup Brewers • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
6 Pack - Royal Blue Kids Apron, Small Bib • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Custom Variety Pack Decaf Flavored Coffee Single Serve Cup for Keurig K cup – 40 Count • Amazon Business $21.29 1 $21.29
Jssmst Locking Large Steel Cash Box with Money Tray,Lock Box,Black • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95

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