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  • Thomas Read Elementary School
  • Shelby, MI
  • Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Students will use collaboration and problem solving skills while organizing, setting up and maintaining our classroom garden. Gardening is not only a good project in the classroom, it will also be very applicable to my students’ lives outside of the classroom. My hope is that students will gain a sense of pride after going through the entire process of seeing a small seed grow into a fruit or vegetable. We have a "Plant Life" unit that is a part of our science curriculum. The hydroponic plant life system that I am requesting will be a perfect addition to this unit. In the past couple of years my students have grown small "Baggie Seed Gardens" in my room. This has proven to be a fun and successful experiment for my students, but this hydroponic garden will take it up to the next level! A classroom garden will help build student confidence, increase critical thinking skills, and use hands on learning to truly get students involved with real world education. Teaching students to grow healthy produce in a sustainable way fits perfectly within both our S.T.E.M. program and our community as a whole.

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Students will use collaboration and problem solving skills while organizing, setting up and maintaining our classroom garden. Gardening is not only a good project in the classroom, it will also be very applicable to my students’ lives outside of the classroom. My hope is that students will gain a sense of pride after going through the entire process of seeing a small seed grow into a fruit or vegetable. We have a "Plant Life" unit that is a part of our science curriculum. The hydroponic plant life system that I am requesting will be a perfect addition to this unit. In the past couple of years my students have grown small "Baggie Seed Gardens" in my room. This has proven to be a fun and successful experiment for my students, but this hydroponic garden will take it up to the next level! A classroom garden will help build student confidence, increase critical thinking skills, and use hands on learning to truly get students involved with real world education. Teaching students to grow healthy produce in a sustainable way fits perfectly within both our S.T.E.M. program and our community as a whole.

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