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Mrs. Forsyth from Odessa TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Composting in a Wriggly Worm Farm and Protecting Planet Earth!

My students need a Worm Factory 360 Composting Bin, recycling bins, books about recycling and protecting Planet Earth, garden tools, seeds, and soil to plant herbs, flowers and vegetables.

  • $648 goal

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My Students

My second grade students are very special because they are curious and excited about the world. They attend a high academic school and are especially curious about the world and the people who live there. They come from different backgrounds and that's part of what makes them very special and interesting. I enjoy our students individual personalities and I want to help them learn more about the world and its natural resources and how we can help to preserve it for the future inhabitants.

My students first language is Spanish and their parents are excited for them to learn English and to help them maintain their native language as well by immersing them in literature and hands on experiences about the world that surrounds them.

My students have empathy for their fellow citizens and love to learn how to preserve and appreciate the natural resources of Planet Earth.

They love to participate in activities that connect them to their community. They love to work hard at play as well as work hard at learning about the world and trying to make a difference. They love to learn about math and science and they love recess and lunch too!

My Project

The materials that I selected will help my students learn about ways that they can protect the natural resources on Planet Earth. They will learn the importance of protecting our natural resources by being responsible for a recycling project at their school.

My students will also learn about how they can help Planet Earth by composting their food scraps in a Worm Farm Composter.

They will also learn about the life cycle of a plant by being able to plant herbs, flower and vegetable seeds. They will learn about how plants are natural resources that need protecting as well.

My students will read about Reducing, Reusing and Recycling through literature that I selected for them. I will also read these books aloud to my students to help them understand the concepts and develop their language abilities. All these materials will provide hands-on experiences which will help my students learn about the world around them in a fun and interactive way,

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Worm Factory 360 Worm Composting Bin + Bonus "What Can Red Wigglers Eat?" Infographic Refrigerator Magnet (Black) - Vermicomposting Container System - Live Worm Farm Starter Kit for Kids & Adults • Amazon Business $119.95 1 $119.95
Carlisle 34103214 Bronco Round Waste Container Only, 32 Gallon, Blue • Amazon Business $26.78 4 $107.12
Carlisle 341033REC14 Bronco LLDPE Recycle Lid with Hole, 24-1/4" Diameter x 2.13" Height, Blue, For 32 Gallon Recycle Cans • Amazon Business $13.75 4 $55.00
Plasticplace 20-30 Gallon Extra Clear Recycling Bags 0.9 Mil, 30" W x 36" H, Clear, 200/Case • Amazon Business $33.69 1 $33.69
Black Gold 1311002 8-Quart Seedling Mix (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Wings and Water 7 Piece Garden Tool Set, All-In-One Tool Bag, Durable Folding Stool, Stainless Steel • Amazon Business $21.24 1 $21.24
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 $17.50 1 $17.50
30 Packs Variety Deluxe Vegetable Seeds Create a Deluxe Garden! All Seeds are Heirloom, 100% Non-GMO! by Black Duck Brand 30 Different Varieties • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Por que debo reciclar? / Why Should I Recycle? (Por Que Debo / Why Should I) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Nature Bingo Board Game • Amazon Business $13.48 1 $13.48
Set of 25 Valley Green Flower Seed Packets Including 10 Or More Varieties Forget Me Nots, Pinks, Marigolds, Zinnia, Wildflower, Poppy, Snapdragon and More • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Las 3 erres. Reutilizar, reducir y reciclar (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
10,000 Seed Lot - 30 Vegetable & Fruit Variety Pack - Survival Non-gmo Varieties • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Seed Starter Peat Pots Kit | Germination Seedling Trays are Biodegradable and Organic | 10 Plastic Plant Markers Included | 5 Pack - 50 Cells • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth • Amazon Business $6.09 1 $6.09
Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth • Amazon Business $6.09 1 $6.09
Where Do Garbage Trucks Go?: And Other Questions About Trash and Recycling (Good Question!) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Where Does the Garbage Go? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
It's a Good Thing There Are Earthworms (Rookie Read-About Science: It's a Good Thing) • Amazon Business $5.65 1 $5.65
I Can Save the Earth!: One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (Little Green Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
I Can Save the Earth!: One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (Little Green Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19

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