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Mrs. Norman from Jacksonville FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

All Things Garden!

Help me give my students a love of their world by connecting them to nature through the love of all things gardening from the worms that make the compost to the seeds that will grow plants.

  • $576 goal

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My Students

Throughout the course of my career, I have taught many different grade levels. My last 10 years have been with third graders. I love third grade. I have found my niche. Here’s the why... Third graders are 8 years old. Just 8. Old enough to handle some independence but young enough to still need guidance and are like little sponges still wanting to learn.

My Project

I am a big advocate of instilling in students that they CAN make a difference in their world. By being sensitive to Mother Nature and using her resources wisely students learn that the Earth gives back by way of food, beauty, and life. We start the year by learning to recycle, reuse, and reduce but then we take it much farther. They learn to reduce the waste that they produce. They learn to compost. They learn to grow flowers and food. I wish to instill a foundation that will last a lifetime.

Mrs. Norman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HENMI Avocado Growing Kit 2 PCS,Bonsai Tree Indoor Avocado Grower, Garden Seed Starter Gift Practical Kitchen Gardening Gifts for Women(Without Seeds) • Amazon Business $17.59 3 $52.77
Nature's Footprint Worm Factory Refill Kit • Amazon Business $38.46 1 $38.46
Premium All Purpose Potting Soil, 1.5 cu. ft. Bag • Amazon Business $15.29 2 $30.58
Heatoe 100 Pcs 3.15" Round Biodegradable Seedling Planters & 100 Pcs Plant Tags, Transplant Seedlings Pots Peat Pots for Garden Home School • Amazon Business $19.61 1 $19.61
Worm Castings Organic Fertilizer, Wiggle Worm Soil Builder, 4.5-Pounds • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Microgreens Seeds Kit – 100% Non GMO - Broccoli, Radish, Peas, Spicy and Mild Mix for Planting and Sprouting Indoor • Amazon Business $15.45 1 $15.45
Set of 23 Valley Heirloom Green Flower Seed Packets(Guaranteed 23 Different Varieties as Listed and Pictured) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Grow: A Family Guide to Growing Fruits and Vegetables (Discover Together Guides) • Amazon Business $14.94 1 $14.94
Gardening with Emma: Grow and Have Fun: A Kid-to-Kid Guide • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Compost: A Family Guide to Making Soil from Scraps (Discover Together Guides) • Amazon Business $12.83 1 $12.83
Let's Get Gardening • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
Plant, Cook, Eat!: A Children's Cookbook • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
"What Can Red Wigglers Eat?" Infographic Refrigerator Magnet for Live Red Wiggler Worm Composting Bins - An Essential Accessory to Any Worm Farm Starter Kit - Perfect For Kids & Adults • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Worms Eat My Garbage, 35th Anniversary Edition: How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System: Compost Food Waste, Produce Fertilizer for Houseplants and Garden, and Educate Your Kids and Family • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Starry River of the Sky • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
All Smart Kids Eat Vegetables: A rhyming book for children who don't like their veggies • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Kids Can Compost • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Too Good to Waste • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Casey's Compost • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
When the Sea Turned to Silver • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
We Are the Gardeners • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Composting: Nature's Recyclers (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Seed Needs, Peppermint Herb (Mentha piperita) Twin Pack of 1,000 Seeds Each Non-GMO • Amazon Business $8.85 1 $8.85
What's Sprouting in My Trash?: A Book about Composting (Earth Matters) • Amazon Business $8.08 1 $8.08
Earth Day Every Day (Cloverleaf Books ™ ― Planet Protectors) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
From Garbage to Compost (Start to Finish, Second Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt: (Nature Book for Kids, Gardening and Vegetable Planting, Outdoor Nature Book) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Garden Wigglers: Earthworms in Your Backyard (Backyard Bugs) • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Earthworms (Little Critters) • Amazon Business $6.57 1 $6.57
From Seed to Plant • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Teacher Created Materials - TIME For Kids Informational Text: How Plants Grow - Grade 1 - Guided Reading Level E • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Wiggling Worms at Work (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
It's a Good Thing There Are Earthworms (Rookie Read-About Science: It's a Good Thing...) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Lola Plants a Garden (Lola Reads) • Amazon Business $4.69 1 $4.69
Seeds Of Change 7389 Certified Organic Garden Chives • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49

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