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Ms. Brawner from Chicago IL is requesting lab equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Butterfly Garden 101

Help me give my students the milkweed [and other] seeds, aprons, knee pads and gardening tools to help save urban monarch butterflies in their newly formed butterfly garden.

  • $543 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

My students are a great group of students who've developed a strong sense of empathy over the course of this school year.

Their empathy for people and living things is empowering.

I am glad to be their teacher and witness their awesome growth.

My Project

After reading an article in class about the Monarch butterfly becoming extinct in urban areas because of the lack of parks and increase in highrise housing, my students wanted to take on the challenge of helping the Monarch butterfly stay in our city.

The decision to put a butterfly garden in the community - in our remodeled schoolyard, playground, with a garden area, was unanimously agreed upon.

Students will be taught about the Monarch butterfly and garden preparation and maintenance. This project's tools will help my students 'tend' the future home area to our school's butterfly garden.

Students will [with my facilitation] put a butterfly garden plan together that includes maintenance assistance with other classrooms. This garden will target various learning skills in English language arts, math, science, and social studies.

Ms. Brawner
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
G & F 1823-3 JustForKids Soft Jersey Kids Garden Gloves, Kids Work Gloves, 3 Pairs Green/Red/Blue per Pack • Amazon Business $7.91 7 $55.37
LOYHUANG Total 16PCS of Black Bib Aprons Bulk for Women Men-Adult Waitress Chef Cooking Kitchen Aprons with 2 Pockets(16, Black) • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Wildflower Seeds | Mix of 21 Different Varieties of Non-GMO Wildflower Seeds | Bee and Butterfly Garden Seeds | Colorful Annual Flower Seeds | American Wildflower Seeds for Your Garden • Amazon Business $15.95 2 $31.90
IKAYAS 10 Pack Large Size Blank Yard Signs with H-Stakes, 19 x 14 Inches White Garden Yard Signs Yard Sale Signs for Party Decorations,Garage Sale, Guidepost, Open House • Amazon Business $29.69 1 $29.69
Scotts 18363 Turf Builder Grass Seed-Perennial Ryegrass Mix, 7-Pound, 7 Lb • Amazon Business $27.52 1 $27.52
Garden Kneeling Pad Seat Knee Mat Cushion 7 in x 15 in, Assorted Colors, Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $8.85 3 $26.55
Bloem Easy Pour Watering Can, 1.6 Gallon, Black (487160-4004) • Amazon Business $12.98 2 $25.96
Alfalfa Sprouting Seeds, 2.5 Pounds, Chemical Free, Alfalfa Seeds, High Sprout Germination • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
4-Piece Set 8" Kids Gardening Tools, Made of Metal with Sturdy Wooden Handle, Safe Toy Gardening Equipment Fork, Trowel, Rake & Shovel for Children Beach Sandbox Toy • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Monarch Butterfly Rescue Wildflower Seeds Bulk Open-Pollinated Wildflower Seed Packet, No Fillers, Annual, Perennial Milkweed Seeds for Monarch Butterfly 1oz • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
G & F Products JustForKids Kids Garden Tool Set Toy, Rake, Spade, Hoe and Leaf Rake, reduced size , made of sturdy steel heads and real wood handle, 4-Piece, Multicolored, 7 year old +, Model Number: 10018 • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Wildflower Seeds - Premium Flower Seeds [1/4 Pound] Perennial Garden Seeds for Attracting Birds & Butterflies - Flower Seeds for Planting Outdoor (Perennial)… • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Perennial Lupine Flower Seeds - Lupinus Perennis, 8 Oz, Over 10,000 Seeds • Amazon Business $15.58 1 $15.58
PreserveNext 100% Biodegradable Compact Gardening Tool Storage Bag/Garden Tote with 6 Exterior Pockets, Built-in Storage and Ergonomic Handles (Prussian-Blue) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
100 Blue Poly Disposable Aprons - Individually Packaged Waterproof - 24" x 48" • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
White Dutch Clover Seed Flowering Seeds for Wildlife Food Plots & Soil Erosion Control (10,000 Seeds) • Amazon Business $6.93 2 $13.86
Package of 30,000 Seeds, Bird and Butterfly Wildflower Mixture (100% Pure Live Seed) Non-GMO Seeds by Seed Needs • Amazon Business $13.85 1 $13.85
Bulk Package of 30,000 Seeds, Wildflower Mixture"Dazzling Blue" (99% Pure Seed - 9 Species) Seeds by Seed Needs • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Teenitor 40 Pcs Butterfly Stakes, 5 Different Size Waterproof Butterflies Stakes Garden Ornaments & Patio Decor Butterfly Party Supplies Yard Stakes Decorative for Outdoor Christmas Decorations • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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