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Ms. Brandt from Chico CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are Thirsty!

Help me give my students all-day access to fresh, cold, and environmentally friendly water.

  • $421 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are third- through fifth-grade students in a culturally and economically diverse community. All of my students have autism spectrum disorders that require a specialized learning environment and materials. Within my classroom, I need to take into account noise levels, light filtering, smells, access to a break space, access to a variety of tactile activities, just to name a few. I also need to provide high-interest materials to keep the students engaged in learning. With limited classroom budgets, it is often difficult for the special education teacher to access these materials.

My Project

My students have special needs that make temperature regulation difficult, and it is hot in California. We currently go through cases of bottled water at school. This is not the lesson I want to teach the future adults of our world. We need to reduce or eliminate single-use plastic. Our school is very old, and the tap water is not very tasty and definitely not cold.

Our classroom would love an environmentally friendly way to provide cold, fresh water to my students at any time of the school day.

Students who are cool and hydrated have an easier time learning.

Ms. Brandt
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 12 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Avalon Bottom Loading Water Cooler Water Dispenser - 3 Temperature Settings - Hot, Cold & Room Water, Durable Stainless Steel Cabinet, Bottom Loading - UL/Energy Star Approved • Amazon Business $181.99 1 $181.99
Bluewave 5 Gallon BPA-Free Water Bottle with 48mm Cap (Gen2) • Amazon Business $23.44 2 $46.88
Rolling Sands 20oz Sports Water Bottles 6 Pack (BPA-Free, Made in USA) Dishwasher Safe, White Bottles/Variety • Amazon Business $13.98 2 $27.96
Cafe 20-ounce Break-Resistant Plastic Restaurant-Style Beverage Tumblers | Set of 16 in 4 Coastal Colors • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Reusable Straws, BEAUTLOHAS. Bent Silicone Straws, 8.46 Inch Eco Friendly Straws for 20oz Tumbler, Set of 8 Colorful Bendy Straws for Kids, with 2 Free Cleaning Brushes • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
StrawExpert Set of 16 Reusable Stainless Steel Straws with Travel Case | Cleaning Brush | Silicone Tips Eco Friendly Extra Long Metal Straws Drinking for 20 24 30 oz Fit Yeti Tervis Rtic Tumbler • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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