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Mrs. Valentine from Janesville WI is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Recycling Club

Help me give my students items to start a recycling club, including garbage grabbing tools, gloves, and biodegradable bags.

  • $378 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I have an amazing group of 4th graders this year. Although I have a large class of 29, they are all hard working, kind, and want to make a positive change in the world. 42% of my school's student population live in low-income housing. Last year my school district adopted 3 promises to address key elements impacting student and school success.

The three promises are that every student is known by name, strength, and need by at least one adult, teachers will increase/focus instruction from direct to engaged and empowered instructional opportunities, and 90% of 3rd graders will read at or above grade level.

My Donor's Choose projects will reflect these promises.

My Project

My students are passionate about making a change in this world. After Earth day this year, they decided they wanted to make a recycling club and pick up trash around the playground. They want to continue to do this, but realized that plastic gloves and plastic bags just add to the problem. By donating to my project, you will give my students reusable items to help keep the playground clean.

They have taken it a step farther, and want to make a bigger change in our community and our state.

They have written letters to the Governor and local restaurants. They have collected plastic bags from our school breakfast to try and get that to change. I am so proud of my class!

Mrs. Valentine
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Futureup 2 Pack - 32" Foldable Reacher Grabber, Long Handy Assist Tool, Flexible Lightweight Trash Grabber, Garbage Picker Upper Tool, Claw Trash Garbage Picker • Amazon Business $19.99 7 $139.93
Vgo 3Pairs Age 7-9 Kids Gardening,Lawning,Working Gloves,Foam Rubber Coated(Size XS,3 Colors,KID-RB6013) • Amazon Business $14.23 5 $71.15
REGULAR SIZE Silicone Straws for 30 oz Tumbler & Stainless Steel Straws Bundle - 6 Silicone Straws for Yeti/Rtic / Ozark + 3 Brushes + 2 Metal Straws - Reusable Straws Extra Long + 1 Storage Pouch • Amazon Business $7.95 5 $39.75
Hengu 4 Pack 72 Gallon Garden Bags Durable Reusable Yard Waste Bags Leaf Waste Trash Container • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
UNNI ASTM D6400 100% Compostable Bags, 2.6 Gallon/9.84L, 100 Count,Extra Thick 0.71 Mils,Small Kitchen Trash Bags,Food Scrap Yard Waste Bag,US BPI and European OK Compost Home Certified|San Francisco • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95

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