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Mrs. Prince from Paragould AR is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Recycled Racers 2

My students need consumable materials to design and construct race cars from recyclable materials. We need paper, tape and more.

  • $549 goal

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My Students

Every year, I conduct a learning style inventory with my classes to target each student's personal learning style. Whether it is visual, auditory, or tactile, every lesson is designed to reach each type of learner.

I am a 5th grade science teacher in Northeast Arkansas.

There are over a 240 students in our fifth grade. Our school has a high percentage of students that qualify for free or reduced price lunch. The number of minority students has greatly increased over the last five years. Prior to fifth grade, my students have had limited exposure to science content in the elementary classroom. I consider it my responsibility to create a classroom that cultivates a love for science in my students. They are extremely eager to learn and love the opportunities for any type of hands-on experience.

My Project

Students will be involved in a unit called Recycled Racers, which combines learning about the benefits of recycling and engineering.

My students will use recycled materials to engineer their own toy cars, then compete in a Recycled Racer Rally.

In the process, they will learn about the engineering process - ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve. Students will begin by designing and building their own race car, with the help of the materials provided by this grant. They will then be able to test and redesign their car, improving their design. We end this unit with a family night, in which all families are invited to attend and watch their student compete in the rally.

Mrs. Prince
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Verbatim CD-R 700MB 80 Minute 52x Recordable Disc - 100 Pack Spindle (FFP) • Amazon Business $16.67 4 $66.68
Swingline Stapler, Standard Full Strip Desk Stapler, 15 Sheet Capacity, Eco Version, Black (7054501) • Amazon Business $6.66 10 $66.60
Hefty Deluxe Clear Plastic Party Cups (9 Ounce, 40 Count) • Amazon Business $3.63 15 $54.45
Ktrio Mini Desktop Tape Dispenser for 1/2 or 3/4in Scotch Magic Tape, Staples Invisible Tape,Sparco Invisible Tape,BSN, Non-slip, Size 4.1x1.7x1.7 Inch, 2 Pack, Black • Amazon Business $7.85 5 $39.25
Staples Invisible Tape 12 Pack (Each 36 yards) (24 Pack) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
25 Pcs Plastic Sewing Machine Bobbins with Case and Measuring Tape for Brother Singer Babylock Janome Kenmore • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Caydo 500 Pieces Chenille Stems Pipe Cleaners 6 mm x 12 Inch, Smooth Processing at Both Ends, Safe and Humanized Design for DIY Art Craft • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Wausau Paper Astrobrights Colored Paper Assortment, 500-Sheets, 8.5 x 11-Inch (21224) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Popsicle Sticks, 1000 Piece, 4-1/2" Length, FDA Approved Food Grade Wooden Ice Cream Sticks, Great Bulk Sticks for Crafts, By Fedmax. (1000 Piece) • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Wooden Dowel Rods 1/4" x 12" - Bag of 100 • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape, 1.88 Inches x 800 Inches, 6 Rolls with Dispenser (142-6) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Wausau Astrobrights 24# Writing Paper, 500 count, Cool Assortment, 8.5 x 11 Inch (20274) • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Woodpeckers 1/8 Inch x 12 Inch Wooden Dowel Rods - Unfinished Hardwood Dowels For Crafts & Woodworking ( Pack Of 100 ) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
1InTheOffice Ticket 1-Hole Puncher - Single Hole Punch - Metal Hole Punchers - One Hole Puncher Heavy Duty - 5 Sheet Capacity, Silver (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Kabob skewers PACK of 500 8 inch bamboo sticks made from 100 % natural bamboo - shish kabob skewers - (500) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Swingline Standard Staples, 1/4" Leg Length, 5000 Staples Per Box, 2 Boxes, Total 10,000 Staples • Amazon Business $5.40 1 $5.40
Super Mario Happy Birthday Giant Scene Setters Wall Decorating Kit Party Backdrop • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74

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