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Ms. Villalva
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Recycle: Earth Is Priceless!

My students need some recycling receptacles, a recycling book and game, and a photo printer to expand their knowledge on how to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

My Students

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

My students ask me, "What can I do?

I'm just one person. How can I, a kid, make a difference?" My response to them is that as long as one is dedicated to preserve or protect someone, something, or a cause, one individual, whether young or old can change the world. My classroom is filled with bright and motivated 4th grade English Language Learners whom are eager to learn in an environment where they will feel safe and accepted by their peers. Unfortunately, my students come from a highly disadvantaged community. Our school is also centrally located in one of the most economically depressed areas. My students like to utilize technology in their everyday learning. However, the community where my students reside does not provide them with many, if any, opportunities where they can utilize technology. However, this does not stop my students from setting goals and striving to achieve them.

My Project

My fourth graders need some materials that will empower them with knowledge on how to reduce, reuse, and recycle in their everyday experiences. The recycling receptacles will allow my students to start recycling paper, and plastic that they normally have just been throwing away in our regular trash can. The blue receptacles will remind them that we must do everything in our power to keep our Earth clean. The "Going Green" book and "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" game will provide my students with information, strategies, and activities as to how to help reduce waste at school, at home, and in their communities. With this knowledge, my students can become more aware of what they can do to help keep our Earth clean and healthy. Finally, the photo printer and photo paper will allow my students to chronicle in pictures their evolution into becoming environmentally conscious individuals.

The recycling book, game, receptacles, and photo printer will have a major impact in my students' learning.

These resources will assist in expanding my students' knowledge in becoming environmentally conscious individuals. In addition, these resources can be used across the curriculum. Thank you for your continued support.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RECEPTACLE RECYCLE 28-1/2 QT • School Specialty Inc. $5.69 2 $11.38
BOOK GOING GREEN GR 3-5 • School Specialty Inc. $12.96 1 $12.96
Children will learn how to care for the planet as they race around the gameboard, picking up tips and rewards for "green" behavior. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle includes 20" x 20" game board, recycled glass counters, and 60 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle cards. For up to six players. • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $30.99 1 $30.99
Epson - PictureMate Print Pack • Best Buy $29.99 1 $29.99
Epson - PictureMate Charm Compact Photo Printer • Best Buy $149.99 1 $149.99

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 27 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation and 8 other donors.

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