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Ms. Hoadley from Emerado ND is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Brewing Up Financial Skills

My students need supplies to continue our school coffee cart business!

  • $560 goal

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My Students

Our school has the highest percentage of students living within the bounds of poverty of any non-tribal elementary school district in the entire state of North Dakota. Despite the many other things that may be on their minds, we work hard each day to make sure that our students have a safe space to learn and be themselves.

As a special education teacher, my goal is to make my classroom feel like home to my students.

I want them to come to school every day feeling like they belong and are a part of a family. My classroom will be a community of learners that work together to accomplish their goals and dreams. I want my classroom environment to feel bright, energetic, encouraging, and safe.

My students are of middle school age and have both emotional and cognitive impairments. All of my students receive free breakfast and lunch through title one support. Despite their hardships in life, my students are eager to learn and grow as individuals. They are excited about learning and accomplishing their goals. I am honored that I get to help my students reach their full potential.

My Project

My students experienced great success last year when they began a staff coffee shop called Cool Beans Coffee! We already have Keurig machines, but in order to keep our business going and to expand the students financial literacy knowledge, we need supplies and inventory. These materials - including travel mugs, a second Keurig, coffee, aprons, a tip jar, a cash box, and sweeteners and creamers - will give our students the essential skills to work an independent job in the school community.

This project will give my students the opportunity to learn more about life skills and practice building their financial literacy.

These are integral skills that my students will use everyday for years to come. These resources will be used on Friday when we deliver coffee to staff. We prep and inventory the orders together. We will be able to use the cash box and tip jar to work on counting coins and understanding the value of money. The students will then help me to balance the budget and decide what our money should go towards. My students need a hands-on approach when it comes to learning difficult concepts in regards to financial literacy, and these materials give my students that chance! I can't wait to see how these materials give my students the opportunity to succeed!

Each step of filling the coffee orders will be the responsibility of one student. Every student will learn each step in a rotating order: processing the order via Google forms, making the coffee, adding extra ingredients, and delivering the coffee to teachers. This coffee business truly helps my students learn integral life skills and money skills. We would love your support!

Ms. Hoadley
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Keurig K55/K-Classic Coffee Maker, K-Cup Pod, Single Serve, Programmable, Black • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
Cash Register Drawer for Point of Sale (POS) System with Removable Coin Tray, 5 Bill/6 Coin, 24V, RJ11/RJ12 Key-Lock, Media Slot, Black • Amazon Business $59.95 1 $59.95
Glowcoast Disposable Coffee Cups With Lids - 12 oz To Go Coffee Cup (110 Pack). Large Travel Cups Hold Shape With Hot and Cold Drinks, No Leaks! Paper Cups with Insulated Sleeves Protect Fingers! • Amazon Business $25.50 2 $51.00
Whitmor Supreme Kitchen and Microwave Cart Wood & Chrome • Amazon Business $42.50 1 $42.50
Source One Deluxe Condiment Organizer Commercial - Food Grade (1 Pack, Black Organizer) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Caramel Vanilla Cream, Single Serve Coffee K-Cup Pod, Flavored Coffee, 72 • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
NEZZON Black Waitress Apron-5 pack with 3 Pockets: 7.9x6.5”–Commercial Grade 35% Cotton & 65% Polyester–Professionally Hemmed Edges to Last–Smart Look,Low Crease–Machine Wash,Iron,Quick Dry • Amazon Business $25.97 1 $25.97
Coffee Mate Liquid .375oz Variety Pack (4 Flavors) 200 Count • Amazon Business $25.64 1 $25.64
International Delight, French Vanilla, Single-Serve Coffee Creamers, 288 Count, Shelf Stable Non-Dairy Flavored Coffee Creamer, Great for Home Use, Offices, Parties or Group Events • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Source One Small 5-Inch Wide Deluxe Oblong Donation Box with Ad Frame & Free Lock (Clear - 6 Inch) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Grove Square Hot Cocoa Milk Chocolate,12.70 oz, 24 Single Serve Cups • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Nestle COFFEE-MATE Coffee Creamer, Original, liquid creamer singles, Pack of 180 • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59

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