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Mrs. Logan from Albany OR is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Community

Help me give my students soil mix, peat pellets, seeds and fish tank materials for the chance to see plants growing right in their own classroom in different ways!

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My Students

Our K-5 Title 1 school sits in the heart of Albany, Oregon. Over 80% of our students benefit from the free or reduced-price lunch program and many participate in community after school programs so that their parents can work. We have a high population of English Language Learners, so I want to do my best to ensure they ALL have everything they need in order to be successful while learning with me.

My 3rd graders will LOVE observing plants of all kinds growing right inside our classroom.

They'll be learning about nature without even realizing it!

My Project

Living in Oregon, these students are used to a lush, green environment. Their classroom should embody the same beauty they see around them with the addition of plants and a hydroponic fish tank in our classroom.

Not only will they be able to see different types of roots in action (a 3rd grade state standard) but they will have the enjoyment of a class pet in the process!

The addition of study carrels will help us to understand when our work needs to be private (e.g. assessments), versus when it needs to be shared (e.g. group work about Science).

Once our class pet materials (tank, food, gravel, thermometer, and plants) arrive, we'll name our new fish friend as a class, and build on our ability to work as a community by feeding and caring for the pet. They'll see the plant roots dangling in the fish tank as well as the Marimo Moss balls providing the fish what they need in an air and water cycle. It's exciting to think about how much they'll learn in this simple system.

As we plant many types of herbs and watch them grow, they'll have the potential to take them home if they are cared for properly. Using the pellets, greenhouse, seeds, and soil, students will learn about the parts of plants, what plants need for survival, and how to care for them through a series of lessons. Once their plants are ready to take home, their families can enjoy the wonderful herbs in home cooked meals, strengthening the home/school relationship further.

My students will be rewarded for their hard work in so many ways!

Mrs. Logan
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 24 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flipside Products Corrugated Study Carrels, 12" x 48", White, Pack of 24 (60005) • Amazon Business $51.99 1 $51.99
Penn Plax Aquaponic Betta Fish Tank Promotes Healthy Environment for Plants and Fish 1.4 Gallon Capacity • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Non-GMO Culinary Herb Seed Collection, 12 Individual Seed Packets Incl. 4,000+ Seeds Collectively (Sage, Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Rosemary, Dill, Marjoram, Oregano & More!) Seeds by Seed Needs • Amazon Business $19.85 1 $19.85
Hoffman 10410 Organic Cactus and Succulent Soil Mix, 10 Quarts • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45
Jiffy J450 42mm Professional Greenhouse 50-Plant Starter Kit • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Jiffy-7 42mm Peat Pellets - 50 Count • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Luffy 3 Giant Marimo Moss Balls (1.5”) : Biological, Natural, Chemical Free Filter System : Removes Nitrates : A Beautiful way to keep Fish and Aquarium Plants Healthy : No Water Change required • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Omega One Super Color Flakes 2.2oz • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
TetraBetta PLUS Floating Mini Pellets, Fish Food With Natural Color Enhancer • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Marina Floating Thermometer with Suction Cup • Amazon Business $3.90 1 $3.90
Tetra Blood Worms Freeze Dried Treat, 0.28-Ounce, 100-Ml • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99
GloFish Aquarium Gravel, Pink/Green/Blue Fluorescent, 5-Pound • Amazon Business $2.46 1 $2.46

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