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Mrs. Hui from Somerset NJ is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bees, Butterflies, and Hummingbirds, Oh My!

My students need 2 flowerbeds, 3 watering cans, 1 grow light, and seeds to create a pollinating garden.

  • $424 goal

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My Students

My students are 51 enthusiastic K and first grade ELLs (English Language Learners) in NJ. They come to school every day eager to learn. Our school is a Title I school, with many students coming from economically disadvantaged homes. Some of them have limited opportunity to have hands-on experiences. This is especially true when it comes to opportunities to participate in nature-related activities.

My students are budding scientists.

They are naturally curious and inquisitive about the world around them. They are excited to see living things like dandelions, ants, spiders, or butterflies on the playground.

My Project

I am excited to get started with the pollinating garden with my students. To make this possible we need two flowerbeds, 2 bags of wild flower seeds, 3 watering cans, 100 peat pots and a grow light to germinate the seeds indoors. Once the seedlings sprout they will be transplanted into the flowerbeds. Students will then take turns watering the growing plants to ensure their growth. Students will be actively involved in the creation and maintenance of this garden.

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." Benjamin Franklin

This project is aligned with the NGSS Life Science strand. The garden will enable my students to have hands-on activities on what living things need and how they grow. They will learn about the life cycles of plants and animals. They will discover how plants and animals are dependent on one another. They will research what pollinators are and which flowers will attract them. This project will also promote cooperation and responsibility. Real life experiences are especially beneficial to ELLs in promoting their oral language and writing proficiencies. Lastly, my student can take pride in a project that will beautify the school.

Mrs. Hui
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Keter Easy Grow Patio Garden Flower Plant Planter Raised Elevated Garden Bed, Brown • Amazon Business $108.06 2 $216.12
Novelty MFG 30301 Watering Can, 2-Gallon, Green • Amazon Business $12.65 3 $37.95
Byingo 2ft 32W Plant Growth Light - LED Integrated Lamp Fixture Plug and Play - Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Flowers Growing • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Greenomy 3" Peat Pots Pack of 100|Seed Starter Kit| for Seedlings, Flowers, Vegetables|Eco-Friendly & 100% Biodegradable • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Pollinator Attracting Wildflowers Seeds to Attract Bees, Butterflies, and other Beneficial insects • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98

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