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Ms. C. from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom garden and life cycles

The cost of seeds, plant supplies, flower pots and other plant accessories is $198, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $198 goal

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As spring rapidly approaches, my kindergarten students yearn to get outside and see the changes taking place in the warming world around them. In addition to taking students out to observe these changes, I want to bring nature into the classroom, so that my students can study the life cycles of plants and butterflies. Students will begin by reading books about gardens, caterpillars and butterflies and then discussing what they already know about these animals. We will then discuss what kinds of habitats and food we will need to help them survive and grow. Upon receiving the materials for growing plants and raising butterflies, students will begin their observation and exploration of each living thing. With the plants, students will get to choose which kinds of seeds they plant, care for them by watering, and observe them growing from a seed into a plant. We will begin by starting the seeds inside, as the weather will be too cold for outdoor growth. Our classroom has windows that don't allow much light, so we will need a couple of small lights to bring light to our garden. They will watch the caterpillars grow and make their chrysalids, eventually emerging into butterflies. Students will get to talk, draw, and write about the changes that are taking place. Once the weather gets warm enough, students will move their indoor garden outside, planting some of their plants in a small outdoor garden space in front of the school. After the butterflies have emerged from their chrysalids, students will release their new friends into their outdoor garden. The students can watch the garden grow and thrive as summer begins. Since many of my 25 students may never have had an experience with gardening at home, this project will give them a chance to explore something unfamiliar and enjoy being outdoors at the same time.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Planting Accessories - Plant Light • Delta Education $24.95 1 $24.95
Butterfly Garden • Delta Education $19.95 1 $19.95
Gardening Hand Tools Set • Delta Education $12.95 2 $25.90
Planting Accessories - Large Plastic Trays • Delta Education $9.95 1 $9.95
Planting Accessories - Watering Can • Delta Education $7.95 2 $15.90
Planting Accessories - Small Plastic Trays • Delta Education $7.95 1 $7.95
Flower Pots - 5 1/2" Plastic Flowerpots • Delta Education $6.95 1 $6.95
Planting Medium - Potting Soil • Delta Education $3.95 2 $7.90
Plant Supplies - Mister • Delta Education $3.95 1 $3.95
Lima Bean seeds • Delta Education $1.95 1 $1.95
Sunflower seeds • Delta Education $0.95 1 $0.95
Marigold seeds • Delta Education $0.80 1 $0.80
Radish seeds • Delta Education $0.80 1 $0.80
Grass seeds • Delta Education $0.65 1 $0.65

Materials cost

$128.55

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$161.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.55

Total project goal

$197.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$197.50

3 Donors

-$171.92

Donations toward project cost

-$162.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.76

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$0.00

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