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Ms. Profita from Paterson NJ is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Green Thumb Class

Help me give my students plant pots with saucers, potting soil, and gardening seeds.

  • $248 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from an urban area with diverse backgrounds, so they are facing multiple life issues. This can be difficult for anyone, so it is highly important that they are afforded a classroom environment that promotes their learning and well being first and foremost.

They are enthusiastic, ambitious, and motivated learners.

I wish for each one of my students to have the opportunities that they so rightfully deserve in a classroom environment that provides ample and worthwhile learning experiences.

My Project

It is important that my students have an opportunity to observe, investigate, and experiment with plants during Science. I have requested seeds for them to sow. The children will each have their own plant pot with a saucer to add potting soil and the seeds​ so that they can be part of the beginning process of planting. They will observe their individual plant on a weekly basis. The children will draw pictures and label it as part of their observations and investigation.

Children learn best through first-hand experiences in the classroom.

I want my students to be young botanists as they each experiment with plants individually and collectively. I believe this will be great for them because they will learn all about the planting process and evolution. They will ultimately come away with being a green thumb class.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
WARMBUY Colorful Plastic Plant Pots with Saucers, Set of 12 • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Mkono 6.5 Inch Plastic Planters Indoor Set of 5 Flower Plant Pots Modern Decorative Gardening Pot with Drainage for All House Plants, Flowers, Herbs, African Violets, Foliage Plants, Cream White • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
500+ Morning Glory"Crazy Mixture" (Rainbow Colors) Seeds for Garden Planting, Non-GMO Seeds by Panago Seeds • Amazon Business $6.50 2 $13.00
Waloden 8 PCS Garden Trellis Potted Plant Support Mini Climbing Plant Trellis Pots Support Vegetables Flowers Vines Vining Patio Climbing Trellises • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Outsidepride Gerbera Daisy Flower Seed Mix - 200 Seeds • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Black Gold 1302040 8-Quart All Organic Potting Soil • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Espoma AP4 4-Quart Organic Potting Mix • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Hoffman 10404 Organic Cactus and Succulent Soil Mix, 4 Quarts • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
Sago Brothers Plant Support Clips 40 PCS for Gardening, Gentle Plant & Flower Clamps, Supporting Climbing Vines, Stalks, Stems - Works with Bamboo Stake, Tomato Cage, Trellis • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Gorilla Tape, White Duct Tape, 1.88" x 30 yd, White, (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $8.47 1 $8.47
Miracle-Gro Quick Start Planting and Transplanting Starting Solution, 48-Ounce (Starter Plant Fertilizer) • Amazon Business $7.14 1 $7.14
Full Depth Round Cylinder Pot, White, 8-Inch • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
KINGLAKE 100 Pcs 6 x10cm Plastic Plant T-Type Tags Nursery Garden Labels • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Gorilla Crystal Clear Duct Tape, 1.88” x 9 yd, Clear, (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Sharpie Extreme Permanent Markers, Black, 4-Count • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
Gorilla Tape, Black Duct Tape, 1.88" x 12 yd, Black, (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $4.89 1 $4.89
STD8973 - Watercolor Circle Mini Accents • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.19 1 $3.19
Gorilla 6100101 Tape Handy Roll 1 - Pack Black • Amazon Business $2.97 1 $2.97

Materials cost

$168.54

Vendor shipping charges

$9.48

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$210.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.16

Total project goal

$247.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$247.71

2 Donors

-$122.09

Donations toward project cost

-$106.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.31

match offer

-$122.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$103.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.31

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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