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Mr. Dimaranan from Baltimore MD is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Very Special Garden for Special Kidz

Help me give my students the materials they need to improve our garden and enjoy our outdoor classroom

  • $552 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I work at Edgecombe Circle ES. It is a Title one school and it is in the heart of Baltimore city. They belong to a multi-grade class of 3rd to 5th grade students with disabilities.

Despite their challenges, my students can learn and can do many things including working in the garden.

Most of my students need prompts to complete certain task, however, they are persistent and very cooperative. Most of them enjoyed working in the garden because it is hands on, it's fun, and they enjoy outdoor activities.

My Project

Spring is here and the weather gets warmer. It is time to cultivate our garden again and make them as our outdoor classroom before the school year ends. This is our fourth year maintaining our school's garden project. We strive to improve our garden each year. The garden gives my students the opportunities to apply what they have learned in the classroom such as following directions skills. They can also demonstrate the value of cooperation, teamwork, obedience, and perseverance. As students with communication deficits, we incorporate activities that will motivate them to talk with their friends or classmates.

To fulfill this mission we will need materials to put our goals into a reality.

With your support, we will be able acquire the things that we need such as garden boxes, tools, gloves, and a small greenhouse.We also intend to beautify our garden by using the flower pots and having some annuals. The brush will be utilized to paint the benches that we have in the garden. The garden also benefits other grade levels at our school because they come to visit the garden to learn how plants grow, their parts, and what they need. We also use the garden to talk about healthy eating habits in class. Indeed, this a worthy project that will definitely help my special needs students as well as other kids at my school.

Mr. Dimaranan
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hopkins 90110ONLMI 2x4basics Flip Top Bench Table, Sand • Amazon Business $48.95 2 $97.90
Victory 8 Garden Green Gardening Raised Bed, Fabric Pots - 2 x 2 Ft Square • Amazon Business $24.47 4 $97.88
Classic Home and Garden HD1-1027 DisOak Whiskey Barrel, 20.5" Distressed Oak • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
Home-Complete Mini Greenhouse-4-Tier Indoor Outdoor Sturdy Portable Shelves-Grow Plants, Seedlings, Herbs, or Flowers In Any Season-Gardening Rack • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Hospaip 50ft Garden Hose - All New Expandable Water Hose with Double Latex Core, 3/4" Solid Brass Fittings, Extra Strength Fabric - Flexible Expanding Hose with Metal 8 Function Spray Nozzle • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Gardening Tools Set from Alloy Steel - Heavy Duty Garden Tool Set with Rubber Non-Slip Handle - Gardening Kit with Gloves and Bag - Ergonomic Garden Hand Tools - Gardening Gifts for Men and Women • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Bond LH015 Mini D Handle Shovel • Amazon Business $15.81 1 $15.81
Set of 30 Pack Vegetable Seeds! 30 Varieties! Create a Deluxe Garden! All Seeds are Heirloom, 100% Non-GMO! by Black Duck Brand 30 Different Varieties • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Presa Premium Paint Brushes Set, 5 Piece • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Color Plant Labels - Pack of 90 Multi-colored Plant Markers, Plant Stakes, Plant Labels • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75

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