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Ms. Enger from Hawthorne CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep Calm and Drink Tea

Help me give my students cafe supplies to keep focused throughout the day.

  • $169 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are hard workers who persevere against the odds. Our school serves about six hundred students from a low-income area, most of whom receive free or reduced lunch.

They attend one of the most rigorous, high-performing high schools in the state and they excel in their academics.

But they're also still kids and they can get stressed out easily. We build opportunities in our classroom to create community, to remember we are more than the stats we achieve, and to prepare for the world we dream about.

My Project

Modeled after a workplace environment, I started a tea station where students can have a warm beverage while doing their English assignments. During our day, students have an opportunity to drink tea together (and now with this project, also hot chocolate or coffee). They especially love enjoying a "cuppa" while curled up during independent reading or while sharing stories in writing groups.

This tea station been a wonderful addition to our classroom community, but we need more supplies to keep it up and running each week.

I currently have an electric kettle and a microwave that we use to heat water for tea. Students are trained on safety and how to ask for help in tea preparation. We have collected mugs to store in class that they wash and rehang when done.

This project also provides flexible seating for those students who get overstimulated. Just like in an office, a quick walk to the coffee cart helps stretch your muscles and refocus your mind. I have a small sofa in the class library where students can take a short break while their preferred beverage brews.

Ms. Enger
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Native Honey Sticks, Pure and Uncut Honey Straws Made in the USA with Real Wildflower Honey (100 Pack) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
simplehuman 1.5 Liter / 0.40 Gallon Countertop Trash Can, Brushed Stainless Steel • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa, with Marshmallows, 0.73 Oz, Box of 50 Packets • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Twinings Variety Pack of Four Flavors, Tea Bags, 20-Count - Pack of 3 • Amazon Business $11.42 1 $11.42
Twinings Pure Camomile Tea 50 count Tea Bags • Amazon Business $10.71 1 $10.71
Twinings Herbal Tea Wild Berries -- 20 Tea Bags (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Twinings of London Pure Peppermint Herbal Tea Bags, 20 Count (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $3.18 2 $6.36
Disposable Birchwood Tea Wood Coffee Stir Sticks Wooden Stirrers 100 Pcs (7) • Amazon Business $5.90 1 $5.90
Starbucks VIA Instant Pike Place Roast Medium Roast Coffee, 8 Count (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $5.38 1 $5.38
Starbucks VIA Instant Pike Place Roast Medium Roast Coffee, 8 Count (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $5.38 1 $5.38

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