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Ms. Friedman from New York NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A mind is like a Seed, just give it some water to make it grow!

The cost of the New Plants module is $893, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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Seeds, Plants, Roots, Water and Sunshine. What does it take for a plant to survive? Currently the State mandated curriculum is focused on Reading, Writing and Math, and an essential part of education is missing ... science. Science is a hands-on inquiry based subject that teaches students about the world around them. There are no text books or material to teach science curriculum in our classroom. The most my students have been able to do is read non-fiction books about plants. My students have an interest in the world around them: plants, animals, life cycles, weather, ecosytems and geology. We would love the opportunity to engage their minds with these topics in the classroom. The program we would love for our classroom, is the New Plants Module by FOSS. The New Plants module provides experiences that heighten young students' awareness of the diversity of life in the plant kingdom. Students care for plants to learn what they need to grow and develop. They observe the structures of flowering plants and discover ways to propagate new plants from mature plants (from seeds, bulbs, roots, and stem cuttings). They observe and describe changes that occur as plants grow, and organize their observations on a calendar and in a journal. FOSS expects students to: Develop a curiosity and interest in plants as living things. Experience some of the diversity of forms in the plant kingdom. Provide for the needs of growing plants. Observe and describe the changes that occur as plants grow and develop. Become familiar with the structures and functions of flowering plants (root, stem, leaf, bud, flower, seed). Discover various ways that new plants can develop from mature plants. Compare change over time in different kinds of plants. Organize and communicate observations through drawing and writing. Giving my students the task to grow and take care of their own plants would be a wonderful journey for them. We would love the unit to culminate with the creation of a garden for our school. In the midst of a big city a little bit of grass and colorful flowers can make a big difference!

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
New Plants - Complete Module • Delta Education $648.00 1 $648.00

Materials cost

$648.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$748.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$164.25

Total project goal

$912.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$912.50

1 Donor

-$864.99

Donations toward project cost

-$749.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$115.99

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$48.42

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$0.00

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