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Mrs. Martisek from Springdale AR is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wildcat Bistro

Help me give my students materials to make their service learning project a success! They are creating a "Wildcat Bistro".

  • $224 goal

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My Students

I have the privilege to work with students of many abilities. I am a special education teacher in a high poverty/high minority school district. I teach a range of students with severe cognitive disabilities, some who are in foster care, and some who are English language learners. Currently my classroom consists of 13 students; 9 students with autism, 2 students with other health impairments, 1 student with multiple disabilities, and 1 student who is categorized as intellectually disabled. My students are Kindergarten through 5th grade students with all abilities.

This year, my students are partnering with our ALE class to create a service learning project called "The Wildcat Bistro".

Our classes are partnering with local restaurants to provide lunches to the teachers and school staff. Students will develop menus/order forms, distribute and collect the orders, collect and count the payments, and deliver the food items. For every meal sold, our students will make $1 and put that money towards a service organization. For the month, students are taking the profits to create a shopping list of items to provide to the local food pantry.

Thank you for you assistance in making this project a success!

My Project

My name is Ms. M. I am a special education teacher at WES, part of the Springdale School District. As a special education teacher, I seek to provide each of my students with opportunities to grow and develop skills, which enable them to become productive members of our community. This year, I am partnering with the WALE class and school speech-language pathologist to implement a community service learning project.

Our goal is to bring our students together to provide meals for our teachers, while learning valuable skills in the areas of communication, daily living, money management, number recognition, entrepreneurship, social interaction, and peer collaboration.

Every Friday, our students will work towards these skills through our service learning project. The first Friday will be designated to creating and distributing menus to teachers. The second Friday will be for collecting those order forms and compiling them to submit to the partnering restaurant. The third Friday will be used to deliver the meals to the teachers. The final Friday will be used to take any proceeds collected from this project, to partner with a service organization. Examples of our service project may include partnering with a local animal shelter to provide toys for the animals, creating blankets for the homeless, or designing a grocery list for the local food pantry.

To make this project a success, the students need the correct attire. That is why we are seeking aprons, chef hats, and gloves. This will allow the students to feel fully invested in the project and demonstrate appropriate attire and hygiene.

Mrs. Martisek
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Utopia Kitchen Bib Aprons Bulk, 12 Pack Aprons, Black • Amazon Business $27.94 2 $55.88
JoyFamily 5 Pieces Chef Hat with Comfortable Durable Soft Materials and Adjustable Size for Adults (White) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
JoyFamily Kids Chef Hats, with Adjustable Elastic Band and Comfortable Materials, Our Baker Hats Perfect for 4-10 Years Old Children Cooking, Painting (5 Pack, White) • Amazon Business $12.97 2 $25.94
JoyFamily Chef Hats with Comfortable Durable Soft Materials and Adjustable Size for Adults (3 Pack, White) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Clean Ones 500 Count Disposable Poly Gloves, Pack of 2, 1000, Clear • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95

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