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Mrs. Thomas from Broken Arrow OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Garden Full of Learning

My students need paint brushes, garden books, and a laptop to create a garden and to write books about the garden we will create.

  • $852 goal

This project expired on February 13, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The First Lady has revolutionized the way we view food and eating! She created a garden at the White House and involved students. We want to make our own vegetable garden and to learn about the health benefits of eating good, nutritious food.

I have a wonderfully diverse classroom, with students who have come from several continents.

My students speak English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese. It is exciting to work with all of these young people. Our unit will unite all of our students with a common goal here in Oklahoma.

My Project

We will be able to grow a vegetable garden like the one Michelle Obama planted with Washington area students. We want to paint our gardens with our new paint brushes, and use our laptop to create a book about our gardening venture. The books I have requested will enhance our learning and understanding of the project we have undertaken.

At the heart of a healthy life is the ability to make good choices about the food we eat.

It is proven that if children are allowed to help make decisions about their food, and participate in a project like growing a garden, they will be more likely to make healthy choices in the future.

Mrs. Thomas
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BRUSH SCHOOL SMART STUBBY ASST COLORS 7 1/2'' HANDLE SET OF 10 • ABC School Supply, Inc $7.82 2 $15.64
The Curious Garden Peter Brown • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
My Garden Kevin Henkes • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30
Flower Garden Eve Bunting, Kathryn Hewitt (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.98 1 $5.98
Animals in the Garden Mari Schuh • Barnes and Noble $14.80 1 $14.80
A Backyard Vegetable Garden for Kids Leavitt • Barnes and Noble $25.60 1 $25.60
HP 620 - C T3000 / 1.8 GHz - RAM 2 GB - HDD 320 GB - DVD RW ( R DL) / DVD-RAM - GMA 4500MHD - WLAN : 802.11b/g/n - Windows 7 Home Premium - 15.6' Widescreen TFT 1366 x 768 ( WXGA ) - camera - Microsoft Office 2010 Preloaded • Best Buy $529.99 1 $529.99

Materials cost

$615.92

Vendor shipping charges

$13.56

State sales tax

$50.20

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$723.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$127.75

Total project goal

$851.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$851.67

1 Donor

-$851.67

Donations toward project cost

-$723.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$127.75

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$0.00

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