The original idea sprung from Chipotle’s Cultivating Thought Author Series , and resulted in me ordering 200 coffee sleeves late one night in the whirlwind of excitement… Luckily, the kids matched this. Phew. We contacted our school cafe and a plan was made. We would write our stories onto the coffee sleeves and deliver them each Friday morning. Each coffee sold was encircled by our words. The effect of this was better than I’d imagined, one teacher actually tracked a student down to complement her on her writing. We hadn’t really advertised what we were doing so it was a genuine surprise to staff when their coffee’s arrived. The only downside is the kids didn’t get to see this (I may have re enacted it for them)
The next step? No more handwriting. There is little joy in hand-printing 20 sleeves per child, we’re hoping to figure out a way to print them next time round!