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We spread awarness and love by giving and making t-shirts and ribbons for Cancer, Lupus, Sick a Cell, and Fibromyalgia. We remind people to get regular check ups and screening
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To be successful in the world and the work place students must have 21st century skills. These skills include communication, collaborations, creativity, and critical thinking. Project based learning is an engaging way for students to achieve these skills. Students will research real world problems based on their Georgia Standards, then create a solution for those problems. Students will also be able to access recyclables and consumables to create prototypes of projects that will solve real world problems.
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Our project will focus on making our area outside of our classroom more beautiful and safe. Many of our students live in apartments and do not have gardens at home. We want to continue to have this beautiful outdoor area where students can learn about growing vegetables and fruits but we need to replace some of the planters and benches because they are very old. This grant will allow us to continue to have this valuable space for our students.
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People in America use over 500 million straws per day. Plastic straws are hard to clean and they use tons of non-renewable resources so once they are used, people don’t want to use them again resulting in tons of straws getting in our oceans. My goal is to increase the number of people using reusable and paper straws, and decrease the number of people using plastic straws. I hope to have some restaurants give out paper straws or none at all, and educate people about plastic in the ocean and how to find good reusable straws. By not using plastic straws, recycling other plastics and educating the community on this issue, we are making the world a better place by not using plastic straws.
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In order for children to begin to feel comfortable with diversity, they must first feel a strong sense of self. Finding ways to celebrate individuality within a group helps each child to feel special, significant, and acknowledged. Students will gain access to a wide variety of diverse fiction books.
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It will be intergenerational activities using the Springfield Senior Center and elder groups throughout the community. The funds will be needed for supplies, transportation and other expenses that the project will come up.
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We are rehabilitating 6 raised garden beds at the Zoller School and also planting a butterfly garden outside the preschool and kindergarten classrooms.
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Students will be creating a water filter to attach it to the water fountains at their school. The water filter will be created using Lego and recyclable materials. Students will research different filtration materials and create a prototype of the filtration system using legos.
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I will create a maker space in our Library. A space where students can use their imaginations to create, re-use, or problem solve. Students will have access to craft supplies such as scissors, glue, tape, reusable, and other objects to help them create new and exciting things or to problem solve real world problems.
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Our "Water Works for Us" project will educate our school community about challenges created by living in a community that suffers from chronic droughts. Students will read about the water cycle, water treatment plants, water conservation, and pollution. They will learn the extreme measures taken by our community to address the water needs of a large, urban population living in a dry, Mediterranean biome. Students will receive visits from various professionals from the Department of Water & Power. In addition, they will take a field trip to a local wetlands area that filters reclaimed water. Finally, students will create a campaign promoting water awareness and conservation on our campus. They will create an informational power point and stickers to share with other members of our school community. They will promote their campaign by writing a column for our school newspaper, the Toluca Times.

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