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Ms. deRecat from San Rafael CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coffee Cart Supplies

My students need supplies to support life skills in our classroom and run our weekly coffee cart.

  • $449 goal

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My Students

I have a 3-5 grade special education class with a wide variety of abilities. My students have different disabilities such as Autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and Angelman syndrome. Half of my students are English Language learners, speaking primarily Spanish in the home. We are a self contained class, which means the students are with me all day, and mainstream for extracurricular activities (PE, music, garden, dance etc.). They are an amazing group of little students who have different backgrounds, but when we all come together we are one big classroom community.

My Project

This year I started a Friday Coffee Cart in my special education classroom. It has been amazing to watch my students strengthen these life and social skills, and step into the role of little baristas.

Our Friday Coffee Cart has been such a wonderful addition to the school community, but we need more supplies to keep it up and running each week.

We have a Keurig machine, and I have different students make the coffee each week, and then other students are the delivery boys and girls. We only have a few barista aprons, but it would be fun to have the whole class wear them so they feel apart of a team. We need a variety of different coffee selections so that the teachers are happy customers!

We also need flexible seating for those students who need to take a break when they get overstimulated during this activity. Sometimes it can be too many things going on at once, and a student may need to take a break on a beanbag, or get their jitters out on a wobble stool.

Ms. deRecat
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Peet's Major Dickason's Blend for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, Deep Roast 60 count. • Amazon Business $44.15 2 $88.30
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Purple - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Foamnasium Big Wacky Sack • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Gotopack Coffee Cups with Lids and Sleeves and Straws PLA Disposable Reusable Paper Cups, 12 oz., Set of 120 • Amazon Business $25.39 2 $50.78
Starbucks Pike Place Medium Roast Single Cup Coffee for Keurig Brewers, 4 Boxes of 24 (96 Total K-Cup pods) • Amazon Business $47.98 1 $47.98

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