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Mrs. Dellsperger from Metairie LA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Learning Garden

My students need non-fiction books, learning centers, kits, and games about plants in order to learn how they grow. They also need tools and seeds to plant the community garden.

  • $1,033 goal

This project expired on December 29, 2011.

This project expired on December 29, 2011.

My Students

They say you reap what you sow... so we need tools in order to learn about the plants that we will grow, harvest, and ultimately donate to a local food pantry. Teaching students how to care for living things and help others in need will stay with them throughout their lives.

Our school has a low income, primarily bilingual population, where our students thrive when working on projects and hands-on applications of the material they are learning.

They are motivated learners, who need special opportunities to inspire them and keep them interested. By providing an opportunity for them to take ownership of a project and see it through from start to finish, these students will take pride in their work and share their progress with others.

My Project

When students have a purpose behind their content knowledge, they are able to internalize their understandings and retain what they have learned. By having materials that span across curricular areas, students can be exposed to and learn from many inputs. The variety of materials selected will allow for my students to learn about plants and flowers, grow them within the classroom and learn about the care of plants, and finally transport them to the community garden which will be dug and started in the spring. I hope that they will see the benefits of growing plants, caring for and maintaining a garden, and donating crops to a local food pantry for those in greater need.

Books, models, tools, and sample plants will allow for the students to learn first hand about plants and their purpose in our world.

The students will have a chance to get involved and take pride in what they are doing. With the materials available, students will have a chance to create their community garden and continue to care for it for many years to come.

Mrs. Dellsperger
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD673 - Plants Bingo • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
GG865 - Plants Book Library - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning $31.50 1 $31.50
FF986 - Plants Activity Tub - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning $59.95 1 $59.95
HH263 - Read About Science Learning Center - Plants • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
Jaws of the Jungle Carnivorous Plant Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $11.40 1 $11.40
Carnivorous Plant Treasure Chest • Carolina Biological Supply Company $34.15 1 $34.15
Hand Tool Set for Horticulture • Carolina Biological Supply Company $38.90 2 $77.80
Gardening Tool Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $163.40 2 $326.80
Poly-Flat, 24-Cell Tray • Carolina Biological Supply Company $3.32 2 $6.64
Humidity Dome, for Poly-Flats • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.51 2 $9.02
POSTER NORTH AMERICAL WILDFLOWERS 24X36IN • Frey Scientific, Inc. $13.45 1 $13.45
SEEDS, BEAN, WHITE 1/2 LB EA • Frey Scientific, Inc. $2.83 1 $2.83
SEED, PEA, GREEN EA • Frey Scientific, Inc. $1.48 1 $1.48
SEEDS, LETTUCE, GREAT LAKES EA • Frey Scientific, Inc. $1.57 1 $1.57
SEEDS, LIMA BEAN, EA • Frey Scientific, Inc. $1.48 1 $1.48
SEEDS, SUNFLOWER, .25 LB EA • Frey Scientific, Inc. $3.19 1 $3.19
FLIPCHART, PLANTS • Frey Scientific, Inc. $24.25 1 $24.25
MODEL, FOAM CROSS SECTION FLOWER • Frey Scientific, Inc. $17.05 1 $17.05
FLOWER MODEL PLUS EA • Frey Scientific, Inc. $66.10 1 $66.10
SEEDS, TOMATO EA • Frey Scientific, Inc. $1.57 1 $1.57
SEEDS, CUCUMBER EA • Frey Scientific, Inc. $1.57 1 $1.57
SEEDS, CARROT EA • Frey Scientific, Inc. $1.57 1 $1.57
SEED, RADISH EA • Frey Scientific, Inc. $1.48 1 $1.48
HSP162 ROOT-VUE FARM EA • Frey Scientific, Inc. $29.65 1 $29.65

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