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Ms. Ashcraft from Mesa AZ is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Child's Garden In the Desert

My students need child sized equipment, such as a shovel and hoe, and learning materials for studying plants.

  • $222 goal

This project expired on April 17, 2012.

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My Students

How do children who live in the desert learn about growing food? By doing it themselves! I want to start a garden near my classroom, but the equipment currently available is made for adults. My students need child-sized equipment that will allow small hands to dig, plant, explore and learn!

I teach preschooler children with hearing impairments.

These children are 3-5 years old, with limited communication abilities due to their hearing loss. They attend an urban school in a large city. The school is considered a Title One school, meaning that it has a high number of children living in poverty.

My Project

Our state's standards for early childhood includes objectives related to life science, health and nutrition. Since young children learn through active play, I hope to catch the children's' natural curiosity and excitement with a small garden. The child sized equipment will give them hands on learning as they discover plant growth, and nutrition. The supplemental learning materials will allow them to explore in the classroom to support what they learned 'in the field'. Since we are also working on communication skills, this garden will allow me to teach some vocabulary and language structures that they will be able to use in other situations.

Your donation will give these children a chance to learn about plants in a way they might not have available to them outside of school.

It will help them learn about being healthy by growing and eating good food. Its hoped that this kind of activity will encourage them to continue to be curious and interested in learning about their world throughout their school career.

Ms. Ashcraft
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Child's Garden Shovel • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.98 1 $5.98
Child's Garden Hoe • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.98 1 $5.98
Child's Garden Rake • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.98 1 $5.98
Root Vue Farm Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $28.34 1 $28.34
Child's Garden Hand Tool Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.12 1 $5.12
LM924 - Plants & Flowers Pocket Chart Kit • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
LA127 - Stick-On Pocket Chart • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95

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