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Mr. Reep from Santa Clara UT is requesting art supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring the Peace of the Outdoors into the Classroom

Help me give my students bring the comfort and feel of the outdoors like artificial grass and greenery into the classroom.

  • $967 goal

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My Students

Over the past year and a half, students all over have been impacted in various ways. One of those was a feeling of isolation. There was little interaction with the outside world. However, children did have more time to be outside to enjoy the natural world. Now kids are back in the building and need more connection with nature.

It's time to Bring the Outside In.

When students are able to connect with the outside world, they feel more at ease and relaxed. And in a world where there is a lot of uncertainty, everyone needs a little more comfort and peace.

My Project

In a global atmosphere of unrest and confusion, our students deserve to have a peaceful and calm environment in the classroom. The typical elementary school classroom has white walls, a few small exterior windows, and harsh lighting. The students in my classroom have all of that, except for one very important feature. We have no exterior windows. There is no way for my students to enjoy natural lighting or enjoy looking outside to the natural world.

While we cannot change the fact that we cannot enjoy natural lighting in our classroom, we can make a difference by bringing elements of the natural world, like artificial grass and greenery, into the classroom.

The purpose of this project is to create a more relaxed atmosphere where students can learn at higher levels of peace. For tactile learners, an artificial grass carpet will help bring focus and a sense of well-being. Real plants are not practical in my classroom as there is no natural lighting to keep them alive. The sound of running water and singing birds also brings peace to the troubled mind.

As a teacher, I cannot eliminate the stresses of life for my students, but I can do everything I can to make school a place where worries can melt away and peace to replace uncertainty. Please help me in creating a classroom space that will do just that.

Mr. Reep
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Alpine Corporation WIN316 Water Floor Standing Fountains, 23"L x 18"W x 40"H, Lt. Gray • Amazon Business $329.99 1 $329.99
· Petgrow · Realistic Artificial Grass Turf -5FTX10FT(50 Square FT),Indoor Outdoor Garden Lawn Landscape Synthetic Grass Mat - Thick Fake Grass Party Wedding Christmas Rug • Amazon Business $128.99 1 $128.99
LuckyGreenery Artificial Scindapsus Aureus, Realistic Fake Plant with Plastic Pot for Home Office Garden Decoration(8in H) • Amazon Business $29.99 4 $119.96
Nearly Natural 5ft. Golden Cane Palm Artificial Tree, Green • Amazon Business $70.99 1 $70.99
Nearly Natural 43in. Dracaena Silk (Real Touch) Artificial Plant, Green • Amazon Business $64.73 1 $64.73
Mingfuxin Artificial Succulents Plants, Mini Assorted Green Faux Succulents in Pots, Small Succulents Plants Artificial with Wood Potted for Home Office Living Room Table Desk Plants Decor, Set of 3 • Amazon Business $19.69 2 $39.38
White Noise Machine for Sleeping Baby Adults Kids, Sound Machine with Night Light, 16 Soothing Sounds for Sleeping, Plug in, Noise Maker for Bedroom Home • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99

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