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Mrs. Conway from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Join Our Team, Help Us Go Green!

My students need 27 books about recycling to research for a presentation about recycling for our school-wide science fair.

  • $300 goal

This project expired on June 1, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

GO GREEN! This phrase may at times seem like a passing fad. The truth of the matter is, recycling is necessary for the future of our Earth. Our children are the ones who will inherit this amazing planet from us, and they need to be equipped with the tools and knowledge to be able to sustain it!

My students are an amazing bunch of 2nd graders attending a low income New York City public school.

My classroom has a number of English Language Learners, and students with special needs, who are being mainstreamed into general education. In our classroom, we push children to not only be good students, but to be good teachers to one another. My students enjoy learning and growing together with their peers. At our school, we have an annual science fair in which each classroom chooses a topic to study, researches and conducts experiments, and presents their work with a hands-on, interactive exhibit. This year, we want to study recycling. We will be researching the process of recycling and how waste goes through a recycling plant. We will also try to answer the bigger question of WHY we recycle and how does recycling improve the Earth? We will read and write extensively on this topic as we also conduct experiments in preparation for our science fair presentation.

My Project

With these books, my students will be able to research the topic of recycling in depth. They will learn about the various methods of recycling and be able to explore ideas about why recycling is so important. With the information we learn from these books, they will create an interactive presentation for our school science fair. While that is one primary goal of this project, I have a deeper goal as well. I want my students to come away with a sense of responsibility, and an understanding that as citizens of the Earth, they need to take care of it. This is their home, and it will be their job to ensure the Earth is a clean, safe place to live.

Please donate to help us add these informative books to our classroom library.

Help my students learn how to research a topic while also teaching them valuable lessons about citizenship and responsibility. Donating to this project will not only help my students, but will help them to help the Earth as a whole. We want this planet to be one our children's children will be proud of. Thank you for your support.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Garbage and Recycling Rosie Harlow, Sally Morgan • AKJ BOOKS $7.15 1 $7.15
Recycling Rhonda Lucas Donald • AKJ BOOKS $6.25 1 $6.25
Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $7.19 1 $7.19
Recycling Dr. Mike Goldsmith • AKJ BOOKS $6.25 1 $6.25
Recycling Charlotte Wilcox • AKJ BOOKS $8.05 1 $8.05
50 Ways to Get Your CartOn: Recycle & Create Milk and Egg Carton Crafts That Rock Ellen Warwick, Stephan Britt (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $7.15 1 $7.15
I Can Save the Earth!: One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Alison Inches, Viviana Garofoli (Illustrator), (Children's) Tk (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.59 1 $3.59
Making Good Choices About Recycling and Reuse Stephanie Watson • AKJ BOOKS $11.65 1 $11.65
Recycle Kay Burnham • AKJ BOOKS $7.15 1 $7.15
Trash and Recycling Level 2: Internet Referenced Stephanie Turnbull, Christyan Fox (Illustrator), Designed by Andrea Slane • AKJ BOOKS $4.49 1 $4.49
Waste and Recycling Sally Hewitt • AKJ BOOKS $8.05 1 $8.05
Michael Recycle Ellie Bethel, Alexandra Colombo (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $13.67 1 $13.67
Recycling Things to Make and Do (Usborne Activities Series) Emily Bone, Leonie Pratt, Josephine Thompson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $6.29 1 $6.29
SpongeBob to the Rescue!: Little Green Nickelodeon: A Trashy Tale about Recycling (SpongeBob SquarePants Series) Alison Inches, Gibbs Rainock (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.49 1 $4.49
Stuff!: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Steven Kroll, Steve Cox (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $14.52 1 $14.52
Why Do We Recycle? Ikids • AKJ BOOKS $8.99 1 $8.99
Why Should I Recycle? Susan Meredith • AKJ BOOKS $6.29 1 $6.29
The Dumpster Diver David Roberts, David Roberts (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $14.52 1 $14.52
Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself Kathleen Reilly • AKJ BOOKS $12.78 1 $12.78
Choose to Recycle Elizabeth Bewley • AKJ BOOKS $7.15 1 $7.15
Energy Alexandra Fix • AKJ BOOKS $7.19 1 $7.19
Food Alexandra Fix • AKJ BOOKS $7.19 1 $7.19
Glass Alexandra Fix • AKJ BOOKS $7.19 1 $7.19
Metal Alexandra Fix • AKJ BOOKS $7.19 1 $7.19
Paper Alexandra Fix • AKJ BOOKS $7.19 1 $7.19
Plastic Alexandra Fix • AKJ BOOKS $7.19 1 $7.19
Water Alexandra Fix • AKJ BOOKS $7.19 1 $7.19

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