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Ms. Dews from Chattanooga TN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Nature to the Classroom

Help me give my students artificial plants and a tabletop fountain with lights for a natural environment that will bring peace to chaotic school days.

  • $340 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

First grade is such a fun age that comes with incredible growth in the students.

In this class, we learn how to be well-rounded humans so that these students can succeed in life.

I have 22 fun, energetic, joyful, creative, observant students. They love to learn academics as well as to tap into their creative side with the arts.

I believe the classroom atmosphere plays into a big part of how students learn. I try to make this classroom relaxing and calm to help students achievement their greatest potential. We have a judgmental free classroom where students can ask questions, make mistakes, and grow in their own ways.

My Project

My school is set in the middle of a city and has no direct access to nature. Growing up in the mountains, my teachers would bring us outside daily to complete projects as they knew a peaceful environment can add a lot to student learning. Although my students may not have direct access to nature in the city, maybe they can have a little bit in the classroom.

I would like to create a classroom that brings peace to sometimes crazy and chaotic days.

I have experimented with some of my own plants this past year, and it seems to bring a very peaceful effect over my classroom. My students can learn better when they are at ease in their surroundings.

Ms. Dews
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nearly Natural 6599 Boston Fern Silk Hanging Basket, Green • Amazon Business $25.00 4 $100.00
Nearly Natural 5209 Ficus Silk Tree, 6-Feet, Green • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Alpine Corporation 4-Tier Cascading Tabletop Fountain with LED Lights - Indoor/Outdoor Water Fountain Decor - Gray • Amazon Business $58.00 1 $58.00
Nearly Natural 5298 Ficus Silk Tree, 3-Feet, Green • Amazon Business $36.78 1 $36.78

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