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Ms. Amber from Lehi UT is requesting lab equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bloom Where You're Planted! Growing During Hard Times

Help me give my students connections to nature to improve their mental health during the pandemic!

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My Students

For some students, traditional classrooms are not a good fit, leaving them feeling frustrated and defeated. Montessori classrooms provides a fantastic alternative, focusing child-directed learning through self-correcting materials, outdoor classroom experiences, music and rhythm, Social and Emotional Learning, and FUN. All of my students are precious and I seek to inspire these wonderful first, second, and third graders to reach their full potential.

The pandemic of the past few years has taken its toll on the emotional well-being of our students, and they need support in skills that lead to success beyond just academic growth.

They need to know that they are capable of hard things and can "bloom where they're planted."

Dr. Maria Montessori wrote, “…All things are part of the universe and are connected to each other to form one whole unity. This idea helps the mind of the child to become fixed, to stop wandering in an aimless quest for knowledge. He is satisfied, having found the universal centre of himself with all things.” (To Educate the Human Potential, p. 6) Our class focuses on the interconnection of all subjects and applies our learning to our own lives.

My Project

The pandemic has led to children being more "plugged in" than ever before. We know that this has a detrimental effect on their social and emotional growth.

Many studies show the link between time with nature and good mental health!

I will provide my students with the opportunity to connect with nature through growing food from seed to harvest. Not only does gardening provide connection to nature, but it also provides hands on science learning and builds patience, perseverance, and hard work. Also, growing plants provides a sense of HOPE!

The greenhouses our class will acquire through this project will allow us to grow plants year-round. The lighting systems will provide indoor growing possibilities, letting us soak in the joy of nature, even in the cold of Winter. We will make connections between the growth of our plants and our own growth and the life-cycle of humans and other animals.

Ms. Amber
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Home-Complete HC-4202 Walk-In Greenhouse- Indoor Outdoor with 8 Sturdy Shelves-Grow Plants, Seedlings, Herbs, or Flowers In Any Season-Gardening Rack • Amazon Business $80.93 3 $242.79
LED Grow Light Indoor Plants - 300W 420LED Plant Light with 63" Extendable Tripod Stand,Dual Controllers,Full Spectrum,4/8/12H Timer,Adjustable Gooseneck,4 Switch Modes for Greenhouse Veg and Flower • Amazon Business $49.99 3 $149.97
5-Tier Strawberry and Herb Garden Planter - Stackable Gardening Pots with 10 Inch Saucer (Terra-Cotta) • Amazon Business $34.99 3 $104.97
Uncle Milton Butterfly Farm Live Habitat - Observe Butterfly Lifecycle in Garden Includes Voucher to Redeem for Caterpillars • Amazon Business $19.90 3 $59.70
MIXC 10 Packs Seed Starter Tray Seed Starter Kit with Humidity Dome (120 Cells Total Tray) Seed Starting Trays Plant Starter Kit and Base Mini Greenhouse Germination Kit for Seeds Growing Starting • Amazon Business $18.42 3 $55.26
Miracle-Gro Potting Mix 2 cu. ft. • Amazon Business $13.88 3 $41.64
Survival Garden Seeds Home Garden Collection Vegetable & Herb Seed Vault - Non-GMO Heirloom Seeds for Planting - Long Term Storage - Mix of 30 Garden Essentials for Homegrown Veggies • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Bonide BND022- Ready to Use Neem Oil, Insect Pesticide for Organic Gardening 32 Oz • Amazon Business $10.97 2 $21.94
Potato Grow Bags with Flap 10 Gallon, 4 Pack Planter Pot with Handles and Harvest Window for Potato Tomato and Vegetables, Black and Gray • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Yesland 7 Pack Plastic Watering Can - Easy Pour Watering Pot with Long Spout - 1.8L 60oz 1/2 Gallon Watering Vessels for House Bonsai Plants Garden Flower(Multi-Colors) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Greening School Grounds: Creating Habitats for Learning (Green Teacher) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Find Your Calm: A Mindful Approach To Relieve Anxiety and Grow Your Bravery • Amazon Business $15.01 1 $15.01
Miracle-Gro Water Soluble Plant Food Vegetables & Herbs 2 lb • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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