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Mr. Adkins from Fresno CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Minds and Structures

Help me give my students a concrete mixer so we can spend more time on the project rather than hand mixing mortar and sand.

  • $1,409 goal

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My Students

My students don't arrive with any prerequisite skills, and our school accepts anyone who applies until we reach capacity. Students hail from all over our district. My Hispanic students make-up 67%, Caucasian are 20%, and African-American students account for 5%. The special education students represent 10% and over 50% of my students qualify for free and reduced lunch services. We are a diverse population coming together with the shared goal of connecting traditional and technical education.

My students are embarking on a four year journey that blends all their traditional classroom instruction with extensive work in advanced manufacturing and commercial construction.

We are blending the creative and technical outlets in wood and metal with the theoretical work they would normally only engage with in the isolation of the classroom. My students are excited for the projects we are designing to see how all their content seamlessly applies to the outside world. Students will be tackling that work in the contexts of community involvement, personal development, and industry relevance.

My Project

My students will learn the science and application of concrete. They will take their knowledge and use it to support their local community.

They will work directly with the trowels, brackets, and mixer to make a sidewalk in front of a nearby elementary school.

They will donate their time to grade the dirt, build the forms, pour the concrete and stamp the concrete pads with the schools Mascot footprint.

They will be calculating the material costs, labor costs, and submitting mock estimates for this project. All the labor and materials will be donated by the students. This project will give the students a real life experience with submitting a bid and following through with the material purchase, labor and completion of a construction project.

Mr. Adkins
Grades 9-12
  • Career Technical Education Charter DUPLICATE
  • Fresno, CA

This project will reach 63 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kushlan Products 600GAS Unassembled Wheel Barrow Cement Mixer • Amazon Business $610.95 1 $610.95
QLT By MARSHALLTOWN MB48RR 48-Inch Bull Float with Rock-It 2.0 Bracket • Amazon Business $158.01 1 $158.01
MARSHALLTOWN The Premier Line CTK2 Concrete Tool Kit • Amazon Business $133.99 1 $133.99
QLT By MARSHALLTOWN FR36RBF9 36-Inch by 5-Inch Round End Carbon Steel Fresno with BF9 Bracket • Amazon Business $88.18 1 $88.18
QLT By MARSHALLTOWN 17-6ASU 72-Inch Powder Coated Blue Aluminum Push Button Handle • Amazon Business $24.89 2 $49.78
Marshalltown FT144 14 x 4-Inch Finishing Trowel with Soft Grip Handle • Amazon Business $14.21 1 $14.21

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