My students need compost bins and composting books in order to start our own school wide composting program.
This project expired on February 18, 2011.
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Only 25 percent of the fifth graders at my school passed the state science test last year. This year, I'm in charge of science, and I am determined to do a much better job for my students. This year, with your help they will see all of the science of a compost bin, right in the classroom.
My fifth graders are great kids.
Our school is in a high poverty urban area in Maryland. Our neighborhood features very little green space, and accordingly, my students lack a general understanding of many science topics. They really enjoy science and love to get their hands dirty during experiments, but they are afforded relatively few opportunities to do so. I'm here to change that, with your help, of course.
I am requesting two worm composting bins, and 2 classroom sets of books on composting. With these materials, my students will be able to better understand how composting works; and how it completes a natural cycle in nature. Also, it will help stop food waste from entering our landfills, and teach my students about the importance of this.
I am working as hard as I can to bring science alive for my fifth graders.
This project will greatly improve my ability to achieve this goal, and to improve their test scores from last year's dismal 25 percent. I want my kids to be exposed to science every day in my classroom. With your help, the worm compost bins will make a big difference for my students. Thank you for believing in my kids, and in public education.
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