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Mrs. Yee-Garbade from Los Angeles CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Custodians of the Environment

My students need storybooks about recycling, recycle bins, markers, spray paint, and poster board.

  • $353 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Living in a society that is so quick to throw things away, I want my students to go independently think about how to reuse and recycle on their own, at school and at home, so we are going to build a daily habit of thinking "Can I recycle or reuse this?" from day 1 of kindergarten.

My school is located in inner-city Los Angeles and many of my students come from low-income families.

Many of their parents work multiple jobs to make ends meet and are not always able to provide even basic school supplies for their children. Many of the students also do not have regular access to books and literacy, or even regular homework support, and therefore rely heavily on the teachers and other school staff to support their academic needs. Despite this, however, they are an eager bunch of students who come to school ready to learn new things every day. They are inquisitive about how things work and why things happen, and even though, I don't always have the answers, they trust me to guide and teach them the best I can.

My Project

My students need storybooks about recycling, recycle bins, markers, spray paint, and poster board. I am really excited to start the school year with lessons about the importance of recycling, especially with items that they use and see in their everyday lives. Over the years, I have noticed many of my students are not aware that their water bottles or yogurt cups are recyclable and do not know how to sort trash into items that can be recycled and items that cannot. So one of the goals I have this year is to motivate my students to help recycle bottles, cans, paper and other common items found on a school campus by regularly collecting recyclables in bins that we put around our own school campus. Also, after reading several of the storybooks that discuss recycling and reusing, we will also use some of the items to create our own masterpieces, such as water bottle snow globes.

Since things like recycling and reusing are habits of mind, it is important for children to learn about the significance of these practices as early as possible.

I know how eager and open young children are to understanding the importance of keeping our planet clean and not being so wasteful with our trash. Once children start actively participating in the act of recycling, they will be the ones helping to keep our campus clean and lessening the trash load for years to come.

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Mrs. Yee-Garbade
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rubbermaid Commercial FG571473BLUE Recycling Bin, 14-Gallon, Blue • Amazon $13.47 7 $94.29
Pro Art 6-ply Poster Board, White, 25 Sheets in box • Amazon $31.25 1 $31.25
Do-A-Dot Art - Washable Fluorescent, pack of 5, art supplies • Amazon $16.99 1 $16.99
Do A Dot Art Marker Rainbow 6-pack • Amazon $14.99 1 $14.99
Do A Dot Art Marker Brilliant 6-pack • Amazon $13.99 1 $13.99
Don't Throw That Away!: A Lift-the-Flap Book about Recycling and Reusing (Little Green Books) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
CRC All Purpose Enamel Spray Paint, 10 oz Aerosol Can, Swift Red • Amazon $5.84 1 $5.84
Where Does the Garbage Go?: Revised Edition (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
I Can Save the Earth!: One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (Little Green Books) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59
The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books) • Amazon $3.59 1 $3.59

Materials cost

$199.80

Vendor shipping charges

$48.93

State sales tax

$18.28

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$300.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.94

Total project goal

$352.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$352.95

5 Donors

-$185.00

Donations toward project cost

-$165.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.35

match offer

-$158.07

Match offer toward project cost

-$134.36

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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