More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
A Project That Begins in a Classroom and Educates Hundreds
My students need one Gronomics raised garden bed, one Gronomics planter box, one Gronomics planter box, one Lifetime Products raised garden bed, one Greenland Gardener raised garden bed, Miracle-Gro potting mix and starting mix, a raised bed connection kit, Organic Cactus and Succulent Soil Mix, and garden gloves.
I've always believed in hands-on projects. I think my students need tangible materials that will allow them to connect their learning through touch, smell, sight etc. I want them to get out of their seats and move, learn, and feel proud about their learning, and to have something to show for it.
I teach in a low social economic school.
Most of the students are on free or reduce lunch. Many of them don't have the resources to use the world as their classroom. Their parents work hard to make ends meet, and can't afford to send them to after school programs, nor go on weekend outings that will engage their learning brains. Many of the parents don't drive and my students are limited to any free programs that require driving. They also are very limited in technology at home such as computers, iPads etc...
These students are loving and have the kindest hearts. They are eager to learn but they sometimes don't the resources to help. Even though they don't have much money, most of them donate the little that they do have to our classroom community project, which is to buy a goat for the Heifer International foundation. This shows me that they have giving hearts, and it will be beautiful that someone will donate to them.
We need the helping hand of donor to purchase materials.
For this project I am requesting raised garden beds and a planter box, Miracle-Gro potting mix and starting mix, a raised bed connection kit, and garden gloves.
There is a space in the back of my classroom that is barren, only three classroom have direct access to it. My vision is that we create a community garden where my students facilitate education to the rest of the school. I want them to begin with an herb garden. When the herb garden comes to fruition, I will have them donate them to the school cafeteria. Of course we will talk about nutrition and about going green as a school. I want them to teach their school and home community to eat from their own resources. This project can go in so many different directions. I want them to learn about conservation, resources, eating healthy, going green. I also want them to be proud of starting a community in our school that will allow them to learn from, to be proud of, to teach others and much more. This will be a small start but as we grow as a classroom, and community, I will love to lead them in the direction of planting fruits and eventually vegetables. These of course will be shared. Also, the lessons will be tied in to our sixth grade science curriculum.
These donations will help my students to be exemplary leader in our school and eventually our community.
This project, I'm sure, will teach them in so many different facets, they will take this knowledge and they will share it and cherish it. It will be engraved in their minds and they will become the leaders that I expect them to become. I don't know, this could be a great start to grand things!
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