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Mrs. Schultz from Saint Louis MO is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Recycle HandNHand

Help me give my students , parents, and community books to help explain about recycling, clipboards to track materials, tubs to sort our recycling into and carts to keep the tubs.

  • $402 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are awesome! They come from a variety of different backgrounds. Many are from economically challenged parts of town. Some had riots in their neighborhood last year, and even more have parents who fled war-torn parts of Europe, Africa, and Asia. My students speak several different languages at home. Many of my students have disabilities that act as speed bumps on their road to success.

My students want to succeed in this world, but they just need help.

They like to move, they love to talk and they love technology. Many of them are being raised in single-parent households. Many move every few weeks and even more receive free lunch and breakfast at school. They need positive examples and some extra help. This includes STEM subject areas and learning the four Cs. Their families are also great. But many lack skills and resources to help their children.

My Project

This project is to help our students, parents, staff, and community work together (HandNHand) to help our world by recycling. These supplies are designed specifically for parents and other volunteers to work with our students to collect, sort, & recycle materials. As they are doing this, the activities (from websites listed below) guide students and adults through basic core subjects (addition, writing letters...) as well as collaboration, communication, creative thinking, and critical thinking.

Many of our parents and community members are interested in a partnership with middle school students, but often do not feel like they have the needed skills.

This program takes that uncertainty out of the equation and sets everyone up for success. We are using the websites below to help integrate recycling into every part of our lives. These activities are set up as discovery lessons & provide an atmosphere where you don't have to have a lot of background knowledge to participate. We want our families to feel comfortable engaging with our school. This program is designed to be a first step.

Basically we are going to have students and adults bring in types of recyclable items. Then we will sort them and get them to the proper place to be recycled or reused. Throughout the year, staff will be integrating recycling lessons into their daily lessons, and sending information to families in newsletters. We currently have very little family engagement in our school. We will know if we are being successful if families are joining us. A VERY successful project will have parents feel comfortable with their involvement & volunteer to do more with us. We will know that students have been successful if they begin asking their parents to help and overall have a positive view about learning.

Mrs. Schultz
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics 5-Shelf Shelving Storage Unit on 4'' Wheel Casters, Metal Organizer Wire Rack, Black • Amazon Business $49.88 2 $99.76
RECYCLE BIN - 4 GALLON - CASE OF 6 • School Specialty $32.16 3 $96.48
HOOKS SUPER STRONG MAGNETIC • School Specialty $14.19 3 $42.57
BULLETIN BOARD SET REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE • School Specialty $12.42 2 $24.84
Trade Quest Plastic Clipboard Opaque Color Letter Size Low Profile Clip (Pack of 6) (Lime Green) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Why Should I Recycle? (Why Should I? Books) • Amazon Business $6.76 1 $6.76
The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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