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Ms. Fairburn from Selma CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

All Things Grow With Love and Care

Help me give my students materials and tools to create and maintain a beautiful garden.

  • $614 goal

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My Students

I work in a mild/moderate Special Education classroom. I work with 5th and 6th grades. The students come from a low-income rural area. We work on Language Arts and Math but my students become really interested when we get to talk about Science.

My students come alive when they get to do hands-on exploration.

It is a big deal for them when they get to create and see special things. Their faces light up when they get to learn through exploration. Creating a garden will allow my students to take ownership, responsibility and pride.

My Project

In the Special Education setting where students struggle with academics it is so important to create hands-on experiences. These garden materials will allow us to bring the classroom outdoors. Gloves and knee pads will assist the students who don't like to get dirty. Multiple shovels will allow everyone to have a chance to contribute and get involved with the garden.

Growing vegetables from seeds will give the students a great learning experience to see how our food is produced.

Students will be able to learn and explore plant life cycles from their personal plants. Caring for a garden will give students opportunities to learn about healthy eating and lifestyle choices. Hands-on learning will create life-long lessons.

Ms. Fairburn
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Maggift Collapsible Folding Outdoor Utility Wagon Cart (Red) • Amazon Business $66.99 1 $66.99
The AMES Companies 2584300 True Temper Digging Shovel with Fiberglass Handle • Amazon Business $26.77 2 $53.54
TABOR TOOLS J205 Level Head Rake With Strong Long 54" Fiberglass Handle, 14-Tine • Amazon Business $30.50 1 $30.50
1020 Trays - Extra Strength No Holes, 5 pack, for Propagation Seed Starter, Plant Germination, Seedling Tray, Fodder, Microgreens by Bootstrap Farmer • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Fiskars Fiber Composite Transplanter, 79796931J • Amazon Business $3.74 8 $29.92
ECOgardener Premium 5oz Pro Garden Weed Barrier Landscape Fabric Durable & Heavy-Duty Weed Block Gardening Mat, Easy Setup & Superior Weed Control, Eco-Friendly & Convenient Design, 3ft x 50ft • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
SONGMICS 9 Piece Garden Tool Set Includes Garden Tote and 6 Hand Tools Heavy Duty Cast-aluminum Heads Ergonomic Handles UGGB31L • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
ORIENTOOLS Garden Leaf Rake, Adjustable Lightweight Steel Handle Poly Shrub Rake, Plastic Head, 22 Tines, 42 to 60 inches. • Amazon Business $22.90 1 $22.90
Kneeling Pad,Fitian Knee Protection Garden Kneeler Bath Kneeler Floor Kneeler Yoga Kneeler Mat for Gardening,Baby Bath Tub Bathing,Cleaning,Praying and Exercise(2 Pcs Blue&Green) • Amazon Business $10.88 2 $21.76
Skytree 7 Pairs Pack, Gardening Gloves, Work Gloves , Comfort Flex Coated, Super Light Weight, Breathable Nylon Shell, Women's SMALL Size, (Assorted color) • Amazon Business $10.39 2 $20.78
Tierra Garden 5005B 1.3-Gallon Watering Can, Blue • Amazon Business $9.59 2 $19.18
Peat Pots for seedlings Seed Starter Tray Garden - Germination Seedling Trays are Biodegradable and Organic | 3” Peat Pots 100% Eco-Friendly 100 Pack 3 inch (100) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
3” Peat Pots | Plant Starters | Seedling & Herb Seed Starter Kit - Organic Biodegradable Pots 100% Eco-Friendly Enhance Aeration | BONUS 10 Plastic Plant Markers – Bulk 60 Pack, 3 inch • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97
Seedling Starter Trays, 720 Cells: (120 Trays; 6-cells Per Tray), Plus 5 Plant Labels • Amazon Business $16.13 1 $16.13
15,000 Non GMO Heirloom Vegetable Seeds Survival Garden 32 Variety Pack by Open Seed Vault • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Working Gloves for Women. (4 pairs per package) Comfortable Gardening Gloves Medium Size. Breathable Nylon coated with puncture-resistant nitrile • Amazon Business $13.78 1 $13.78
Sustainable Seed Company Variety Culinary Herb Collection, 10 Variety-100% Non GMO Heirloom Basi • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
KINGLAKE 100 Pcs 6 x10cm Plastic Plant T-type Tags Nursery Garden Labels • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59

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