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Mrs. Lockavitch from Bridgeport CT is requesting instructional technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Coffee Cart Supplies for Social Skills and Financial Literacy Learning

Help me give my students a laminator, laminating paper, color ink and a variety of coffee supplies including creamer, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and coffee carafes to improve our school based student run coffee cart.

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My Students

I am a speech-language pathologist who currently provides direct services to over 60 students in grades PK-8 in three inner-city schools in Bridgeport, CT. My students face multiple challenges every day both in school and at home. 100% of my students qualify for free breakfast and lunch as we are located in a poor, inner city district.

My students are all special learners with a variety of needs.

I am currently servicing two middle school, self-contained life skills classrooms, where the focus is learning functional life skills needed to be independent learners. My students have a wide range of disabilities, including autism, intellectual disabilities, down syndrome, developmental delays and a variety of speech and language disorders. My students are all eager to learn and should have access materials that will assist with their learning.

My Project

Money and people are everywhere. Students need to learn how to add up and count money in order to be successful and independent. They also need to learn social communication skills in order to interact with members of their community in different settings. These are both skills my students struggle with on a daily basis but need to learn and master so they can succeed in school and life.

I am requesting a laminator, laminating paper, color ink and a variety of coffee supplies to enhance our coffee cart which is run by a special group of kids in a self-contained functional education classroom.

These materials will enhance our basic coffee cart which we started last year. The laminator and pouches will allow us to make colorful signs showing what we have. The ink will allow us to print in color. The coffee carafe and coffee supplies will allow us to continue to open our coffee cart up during the school year. These materials will help my students become more successful with money and math skills and social language as they run and operate the coffee cart. They will learn more about money and financial literacy as they will be in charge of all aspects of running the coffee cart - ie. selling, collecting money, making change, interacting with guests. Adding up and understanding money are financial literacy life skills we all take for granted but my students struggle with. These hands on materials will give them motivation to learn and practice money and math skills in a functional activity.

Mrs. Lockavitch
Grades 6-8

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HP 950XL High Yield Black/951 Standard Tri-Color (C2P01FN140) Inkjet Cartridge Multi-pack (4 cart per pack) • Staples Advantage $106.99 1 $106.99
Fellowes Spectra 125 Laminator with Pouch Starter Kit, 12.50" Lamination Width, 5 mil Lamination Thickness • Staples Advantage $85.52 1 $85.52
102 Oz (3L) Airpot Thermal Carafe/Lever Action/Stainless Steel Thermos / 12 Hour Heat Retention / 24 Hour Cold Retention by Cresimo • Amazon Business $30.99 2 $61.98
Staples Laminating Pouches, Letter, 5 Mil, 9" x 11 1/2", 100/Bx • Staples Advantage $21.26 1 $21.26
Mini Moo's Half and Half, 192/Carton, Sold as 1 Carton, 192 Each per Carton • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Best Quality Disposable Coffee Cups with Lids and Stirrers 12 Oz | Set of 60 | Ideal for To Go Office Home Travel Party | No Sleeve Required No Leakage| Tripple Wall Strongest Cups • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Stash Tea, Fruity Herbal Tea Six Flavor Assortment, 116 Count Tea Bags in Foil (Pack of 6 boxes of 18-20 bags each) Variety of Herbal Tisane • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Nestle Hot Cocoa Mix, Rich Chocolate, 50 Count, 0.71 Ounce Packets • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58

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