Students, if your Mousetrap Vehicle is missing any essential components, tomorrow is your last chance to bring them! I have repeatedly stated in class over the past three weeks that you need to regard the gathering of your necessary outside materials to be a standing homework assignment! We are finally down to the wire, and if there's something you consider "essential" to your plan and design and we don't have at school, you're quickly going to find yourself in a difficult spot tomorrow. It may be time to consider falling back to Plan B.
Parents, to be clear, no outside materials are required. Many students have chosen to use CD's or DVD's as wheels, and those needed to be brought from home. Similarly, others wanted to use metal wire coat hangers as axles. Those too need to be provided. However, a large amount of basic building materials were purchased by Mr. Franklin, so an efficient, fully-functioning vehicle can be assembled from what we have in class - no outside resources, necessary. Still, lots of students had imaginative ideas of things they wanted to incorporate, or set their eyes on expensive "premium" materials, and those would need to be purchased or brought from home. Tomorrow would be the last day to bring them in to class.