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Mrs. Mosely
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Recycling, Sustaining and Growing in the City

My students need recycling containers and science tools for school/ community recycling, to observe the world around them and to aspire to careers in math and science.

My Students

Have you ever believed that you could not achieve a goal ? My students, from a high poverty area, believe that they cannot achieve high goals, that they cannot experience anything "extra" because of their life situation.

My fifth grade students are from a high poverty area.

They attend a public school that does not have money for extended educational experiences. We began a small recycling program last year. It was greeted with enthusiasm by our students from kindergarten to fifth grade. However, to continue, we need more resources and the school cannot afford these resources. My students do not believe they could possibly have a career in math or science. I hope to provide them not only with the confidence to believe in that possibility, but with the tools to experience math and science activities.

My Project

The school's students will begin their recycling program in earnest when we receive our recycling containers. There are many classrooms that have requested recycling containers. Since there is no community recycling center in the area, some students want to bring in recycling from home. The younger students are positively affected as well. They speak for the environment and remind everyone to recycle. We have a garden area at our school and the students will experience sustaining our water supply through the use of the rain barrel and watering cans, rather than using city water. Finally, our students will grow. The science tools that I have requested will enable the students to observe machines in action, to create machines/models, to observe life science, to calculate mathematics within science observations. It is the student growth that will enable them to believe in the possibility of a career in math or science.

Students will lead the recycling program.

They will use the rain barrel when they are observing the plant cycle and learn about sustaining the environment. Students will be using the science tools for collecting data, for observing life science, inventing and creating. Students will realize the possibilities of a career in math and science. All of these experiences are vital to the future of our planet and to the future of the human race.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rain Barrel, 58 gal, Spiced Granite • Grainger $172.58 1 $172.58
Can Recycler, 8gal, Half Rnd, Blue Texture • Grainger $167.69 1 $167.69
KNEX Forces, Energy, and Motion Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $131.10 1 $131.10
Recycle Receptacle, 50g • Grainger $130.18 1 $130.18
Recycling Receptacle, Blue, 50 G • Grainger $121.32 1 $121.32
FLEXI SCOPE • Frey Scientific $107.99 1 $107.99
TI-73 EXPLORER CALCULATOR • Frey Scientific $98.96 1 $98.96
Container, Recycling • Grainger $9.01 10 $90.10
Curriculum Mastery Game: Mastering Science Grade 5 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $85.45 1 $85.45
Recycled Can Liner, 55 to 60 gal., PK100 • Grainger $77.90 1 $77.90
Recycling Receptacle, Blue • Grainger $17.26 4 $69.04
KIT ALTERNATIVE ENERGY • Frey Scientific $67.46 1 $67.46
Recycling Wastebasket, Blue • Grainger $55.10 1 $55.10
GAME A LOOK AT BIOMES • Frey Scientific $22.46 1 $22.46
More Math Equals More Possibilities Poster • Carolina Biological Supply Company $14.73 1 $14.73
Bottle/Can Recycling Top, Blue, for 4UAU7 • Grainger $10.03 1 $10.03

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