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Ms. Tanner from Littleton CO is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

5th Grade Garden and Composting

My students need a collection of supplies for hands on experience with soils and the science of plants.

  • $516 goal

This project expired on March 2, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"What did the carrot say to the wheat? Lettuce rest, I'm feeling beet." - Shel Silverstein. The fifth grade team of 100+ students at our elementary school would like to learn about gardening, nutrition, and composting. Our science, math,wellness, and language arts will all integrate!

Our public school 5th grade team is varied: in addition to our regular classroom students, it includes children that are learning English, special needs students,and gifted and talented students.

We would like to allow them to work together on a project that is universal--gardening!

My Project

Our school has been working to bring up student engagement, satisfaction, and testing success by focusing on citizenship, positive behaviors, and the 7 habits for effective students. This includes "planning with the end in mind." Our "end" would include a vibrant community and school garden that could provide actual vegetables and fruit for our cafeteria, while giving hands on experience with the magic of gardening and the wonder of composting. Our students would be creating podcasts to share with our school and district. We have 4 classrooms at our school that will be involved at the start, and each one of them has a younger buddy class or pen pals that we will also share our experience and learning with. Starting within the classroom, our learning can spill out into the garden space allotted behind our classes this spring..We can integrate earth science, environmental and soil science, economics, and nutrition with the rare and valuable experience of planting and watching seeds grow

Hands on learning is the most effective and valuable kind...our students will have a chance to get acquainted with nature in a very real way through their study of the garden, it's needs, and processes.

This is an outstanding opportunity for kids to make a connection between book learning and the learning that comes from facilitating a garden from seed to produce!

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 110 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sensory Dome Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $25.41 2 $50.82
Root-Vue Farm • Carolina Biological Supply Company $27.50 4 $110.00
Culinary Herb Garden • Carolina Biological Supply Company $25.17 2 $50.34
Environmental Situation Cards • Carolina Biological Supply Company $30.35 1 $30.35
Worm Composter Classroom Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $100.70 1 $100.70

Materials cost

$342.21

Vendor shipping charges

$34.22

State sales tax

$21.90

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$438.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.38

Total project goal

$515.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$515.84

6 Donors

-$257.92

Donations toward project cost

-$219.23

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.69

match offer

-$257.92

Match offer toward project cost

-$219.23

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.69

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$0.00

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