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Ms. Rose from Washington DC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Budding First Graders Need Supplies for a Garden

My students need gardening supplies, such as seeds and soil, soil test kit and journals as well as a Planter Set to help start a garden that the whole school will be able to enjoy.

  • $777 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Have you ever taken a seed, nurtured it, and watched it blossom into a plant, all the while feeling a sense of wonderment and excitement? My students, who live in an urban setting, have only ever seen this process from afar. A school garden would bring this experience to their fingertips!

Curious and motivated are two words commonly used to describe my students.

During our recent unit on the life cycles of plants, my students were constantly asking questions and working hard to find the answers to those questions. It was so inspiring to me to see my students take to a subject, engage with the material, and let their appetites for learning take over them. I would love to provide them with the opportunity to experience a plant's life cycle first hand, however financial restraints have proven to be an obstacle. My students are from an area of our nation's capital that includes some of the most difficult home environments one can imagine and they attend a Title I school. That being said, money is tight in our community and it is what we need to get our garden up and running. We are fortunate enough to have some green space on our urban schoolyard where we can establish a school garden but cannot fund it without your help.

My Project

My students need gardening supplies, such as seeds and soil,soil test kit and journals as well as a Planter Set to help start a garden that the whole school will be able to enjoy. As previously mentioned, a deficiency of funds has emerged as a roadblock for the school garden my classroom would love to create. With your help, my students could work together to enrich their educational experiences. My students would be able to enhance not only their scientific understanding of how and why plants grow through hands-on experience in our garden, but also learn the values of responsibility and teamwork. My students would be responsible for taking our seeds, in our classroom planter, and nurturing them into seedlings. Once the seedlings have sprouted, my students would transfer them to our outdoor garden. The outdoor garden will be a place where not only my students could continue to experience the life cycles of plants first hand, but also a place where the rest of the school could as well. In addition, the garden will be an environment built around teamwork, which is something a school with no sports teams or outdoor activities needs!

My students are growing up in the middle of a city, where green space and outdoor activities are limited.

With your help, my students can create a space all their own where they can learn and play with each other in the safety of our schoolyard.

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

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This project will reach 250 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Planter Set - Complete • Sargent-Welch $256.50 1 $256.50
Table Top Planter With Tray • Sargent-Welch $116.10 1 $116.10
Gardening Tool Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $157.70 1 $157.70
Kit - Soil Test • Sargent-Welch $17.06 1 $17.06
OTDR JRNL TOP SPIRAL RITE IN • Lab Safety Supply $6.95 5 $34.75
GARDEN TOOLS SET/5 • Frey Scientific, Inc. $13.45 1 $13.45

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