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Mrs. Angell from Kansas City MO is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creepy, Crawly, Wriggly, Wormy Composting

My students need an earthworm composting factory, a refill kit for continued use, and composition notebooks to record their observations and discoveries.

  • $255 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We want to feed worms our trash, while helping our school garden thrive through composting and sharing of our rich soils. Students are able to pick fresh vegetables from the garden to take home for their families. This project would leave the classroom and have a HUGE reach for my kids.

My students come from an area of extremely high poverty.

They have hearts that are so desperate for learning and a bright future. In our classroom, we are always looking for ways to bring the learning to life. Anytime I can present the kids with something that is "real life", it sticks better than something they learn about that has no relevance to their everyday lives. Student engagement is a daily challenge due to the outside circumstances that many of my kids face. Sometimes school is the last thing on their minds when they walk in the door each day. Having meaningful, engaging projects that are ongoing, give the students something to look forward to and feel that they play an important role in their worlds.

My Project

Our school has a garden that students are allowed to pick vegetables from to take home for their families. This composting bin would not only benefit the kids inside the classroom as a learning tool, it will also benefit the school and all of the families that the garden affects through providing rich, healthy soil. My students will learn about what it is to compost and what it takes to keep the "factory" running. They will learn through observation and research about what items can be composted and what cannot be. My students will be given the opportunity to write down their observations in their composting notebooks, and also any inquiries they might have throughout the project. These resources will be used to not only help the students with their "science skills", but will also give them an urge to recycle materials that they otherwise would just throw away. I am always being asked about when we can get a class pet, this would be a whole factory of learning pets!

By donating to this project, you will be providing my students with a learning experience that will stick with them for the rest of their lives.

They will be gaining knowledge of how the smallest and seemingly useless creatures help our environment through the soil we will contribute to our garden, they will see the importance in recycle and paying attention to their carbon footprints, as well as having fun observing worms feed on organic material.

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Mrs. Angell
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Worm Factory 360 WF360B Worm Composter, Black • Amazon $109.95 1 $109.95
Worm Factory Refill Kit • Amazon $33.88 1 $33.88
Mead Composition Notebook, College-Ruled, 100 Sheets, 12 Pack (72938) • Amazon $24.47 1 $24.47
Worms Eat My Garbage: How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System, 2nd Edition • Amazon $9.76 1 $9.76

Materials cost

$178.06

Vendor shipping charges

$5.49

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$216.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.16

Total project goal

$254.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$254.38

3 Donors

-$92.19

Donations toward project cost

-$78.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.83

Matching donations from our partners

-$162.19

Match offers toward project cost

-$137.86

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.33

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$0.00

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