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Ms. V. from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Class Garden

The cost of GARDEN AQUARIUM SMALL and Planting Accessories is [price], including shipping and [fulfillment].

  • $439 goal

This project expired on June 13, 2008.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My students are really interested in nature, especially flowers. I would like to start a classroom flower and vegetable garden. We would need a variety of seeds, planters or pots, dirt, watering utensils, and gardening tools. I am a teacher at Bethune Elementary, a school that has a 3 year looping cycle. The third grade students I have now will be together for another 2 years. My goal is to keep the project going for that time. My ultimate goal is to use the garden as both a science and nutritional health teaching tool. The students will first list the basic life processes and determine what is classified as living or non-living. We will decide what our plants will need in order to grow. We will discuss the structures and function of the various plant parts. (Seed producing plant) We will plant the seed making daily observations and performing care-taking procedures. We will discuss how harmful elements in the environment can affect not only the health and growth of plants but also the negative effects on humans (living beings). We will create one to two bionomes for comparison of plant growth and survival rates. Ultimately, we will have planted fruit bearing plants and researched their nutritional value compared to less healthy popular snacks. Thank you in advance.

Ms. V.
Grades 3-5
  • Bethune School Excellence
  • Chicago, IL
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GARDEN AQUARIUM SMALL Catalog Page Number: 195 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $299.95 1 $299.95
Planting Accessories - Metal Garden Shovel • Delta Education $3.95 1 $3.95

Materials cost

$303.90

Vendor shipping charges

$30.39

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$359.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.98

Total project goal

$438.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$438.76

1 Donor

-$413.75

Donations toward project cost

-$360.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.27

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$0.00

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