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Mrs. Roudis from Oswego IL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Coffee Cart for Learning Money Skills!

My students need the supplies to start a Coffee Shop! This includes a coffee pot with filters, ground coffee, a variety of creamers and sugars, along with cups, lids and stirrers.

  • $402 goal

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My Students

My students are those who function well below their grade level. Each one has one or more significant needs, but all are wonderful individuals. These students require daily life skill instruction and benefit from social interactions with their same-aged peers and other adults within the school setting.

As 1 of 3 teachers who are privileged to work so closely with these diverse students, it is important to continue to provide them with opportunities that enhance their skills.

Our school is located in a suburb of Chicago and is very diverse. Many students come from low-income families.

The students in the Life Skills Program vary in their abilities but all share in a love for school and hands-on experience. As a program, we incorporate academic and life skills into the classroom to allow for a diverse learning environment.

My Project

Students within the Life Skills Program need to be educated with hands-on experiences and opportunities. A "Coffee Cart" is a way to allow our students with significant disabilities to interact with different staff members throughout the school, while working on taking orders and perfecting money skills. Students will be supervised by staff members to make coffee from the 2 pot coffee maker that is being requested, along with the other necessary materials, such as cups, lids, stir sticks, sugar, and creamer. All of these things will be on a rolling cart that can easily be moved throughout the building to make deliveries to the staff members who have placed orders.

The donations from this project will help to start our "Coffee Cart" and jump-start our hands-on learning!

By implementing this opportunity into the classroom setting, students will have an authentic learning experience that incorporates social skills with money and marketing! I have seen this workshop implemented in other schools and cannot wait for my students to be given this unique opportunity!

Mrs. Roudis
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 20 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mind Reader All Purpose Rolling Cart, Printer Cart, Utility Cart, Kitchen Cart, Coffee Cart, Microwave Cart, Bathroom Cart, 3 Tier, Black with Free Condiment Organizer • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Kitchen Selectives CM-302BL Dual Carafe 12-Cup Drip Coffee Maker, Black • Amazon Business $49.20 1 $49.20
Average Joe 12 oZ Ppr Coffee Cup • Amazon Business $47.54 1 $47.54
NESTLE COFFEE-MATE Coffee Creamer, Original, 3g powdered packets, Pack of 1000 • Amazon Business $36.05 1 $36.05
Coffee Mate Liquid .375oz Variety Pack (6 Flavor) 180 Count • Amazon Business $25.69 1 $25.69
Splenda-No Calorie Sweetener Value Pack-1000 Count-Sugar Substitute for Use with Coffee, Tea, Fruit, Cereal, and More • Amazon Business $24.68 1 $24.68
Mind Reader 7 Compartment Coffee Condiment, Cups, Lids, Sugars, Stirrers,Storage Organizer, Black • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Tim Hortons 100% Arabica Medium Roast Original Blend Ground Coffee, 32.8 Ounce • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
C&H Pure Cane NON-GMO Granulated Sugar, 0.10 Ounce (2.83 Gram) Packets - Pack of 500 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
1 X ROCKLINE BASKET COFFEE FILTERS (8-12 Cup Basket) 700 Filters • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59

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