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  • $749 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Lesch
Grades 6-8
  • Greenbriar School
  • Blue Island, IL
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Disney! Please Help Us Create a Hands On Peace Garden!

My students need gardening materials and books to learn about peaceful communication and create an environmental hands on project: A No Place for Hate Peace Garden

My Students

Have you ever heard about or experienced the therapeutic benefits of gardening? There are so many! Please help my students engage in this environmental and therapeutic hands-on project and create a No Place for Hate Peace Garden as well as have books and resources to discuss behaviors and feelings!

The students in my school struggle with many different emotional and behavioral challenges.

They come from a wide array of cultural and racial backgrounds and live in low-economic and low-resourced communities. They are dynamic children who really want to learn and succeed however many of them do not have the skills to come to class and be ready to learn. When meeting with the social worker, students are often times reluctant to participate in conversations and activities, especially when sensitive topics are involved. I know that with these books, games, and hands-on project these students can engage in conversations and learning with positive behavior and develop the skills to be successful. Please help us create our No Place for Hate Peace Garden and have materials and books to help meet our students behavioral and emotional needs.

My Project

Stickers, Play-Doh, stained glass, mosaics gems and coaster kit, sharpie markers, wood signs, welcome stone, seeds, water can, gardening tools, peace sign spinner, and gloves will be used to create a hands-on environmental project--a No Place for Hate Peace Garden! Books such as Ready-to-Use Social Skills, The Day the Crayons Quit, One, The Juice Box Bully, Self-Esteem Games, Stand up for Yourself and Your Friends, A Rainbow of Friends, The Colors of Us, The Skin You Live In, Colorful World, Stop Think and Relax workbook will be used to engage my students in conversations centered around handling anger, building social skills, anti-bullying, accepting differences, resolving conflicts, and providing character education. The students will benefit by having hands-on materials to help them learn how to appropriately handle negative feelings, instill character education, and stimulate conversations and create group commonality.

This project is so important and will greatly impact the students at my school.

Daily we struggle to independently control our emotions and problem situations. These books and our garden project will help students to realize that they are not alone and that only peace behaviors will be tolerated at our school. They will be able to join together and have materials that will help them become stable and successful students. Thank you so much for taking the time to consider our project!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Six Thumball Set • Amazon $74.95 1 $74.95
Jennifer's Mosaics Stained Glass Mosaic Coaster Kit, Makes 4 Coasters • Amazon $13.71 5 $68.55
Stop, Relax & Think: A Game to Help Impulsive Children Think Before They Act • Amazon $54.95 1 $54.95
Versatile Assorted Mini Wood Sign Stakes Embossed with Floral or Scroll Design- Set of 6 • Amazon $11.94 2 $23.88
Spectacular Guidance Activities for Kids book w/CD • Amazon $26.71 1 $26.71
Stop, Relax, & Think Workbook • Amazon $26.59 1 $26.59
Iron Stop Designer Peace Sign Wind Spinner - D290-10 • Amazon $26.39 1 $26.39
Ready-to-Use Social Skills Lessons & Activities for Grades 7-12 • Amazon $24.73 1 $24.73
Anger Control Play-2-Learn Educational Dominoes Game • Amazon $22.95 1 $22.95
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, 24 Colored Markers (75846) • Amazon $18.53 1 $18.53
104 Activities That Build: Self-Esteem, Teamwork, Communication, Anger Management, Self-Discovery, Coping Skills • Amazon $18.04 1 $18.04
Disney LDG88077 Mickey Welcome Stone • Amazon $15.99 1 $15.99
Play-Doh 24-Pack of Colors • Amazon $14.99 1 $14.99
Super Sticker Assortment (1000 Stickers) • Amazon $14.53 1 $14.53
One • Amazon $14.39 1 $14.39
Fiskars 7067 3-Piece Softouch Garden Tool Set • Amazon $14.35 1 $14.35
Colorful World with Song CD • Amazon $14.30 1 $14.30
The Colors of Us • Amazon $13.35 1 $13.35
Self-Esteem Games: 300 Fun Activities That Make Children Feel Good about Themselves • Amazon $12.17 1 $12.17
Jennifer's Mosaics Color Variety 1/2-Inch Medium Glass Gems, Assorted Colors, 1-Pound • Amazon $11.82 1 $11.82
Good-Bye Bully Machine Card Game • Amazon $11.69 1 $11.69
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon $10.79 1 $10.79
Well's lamont women's gardening gloves - 6 pairs in a package • Amazon $10.22 1 $10.22
The Skin You Live In • Amazon $9.45 1 $9.45
Stand Up for Yourself and Your Friends: Dealing with Bullies and Bossiness and Finding a Better Way • Amazon $8.95 1 $8.95
Midwest Products Value Pack Bright Stained Glass • Amazon $7.88 1 $7.88
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up For Others • Amazon $7.88 1 $7.88
Plastic Gray Elephant Watering Can: Classic Union Products Yard Decoration - Made in the USA! • Amazon $6.04 1 $6.04
A Rainbow of Friends • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
3,000 Seeds, Wildflower Mixture "Low Growing" (20 Species) Seeds By Seed Needs • Amazon $3.85 1 $3.85
2,000 Seeds, Wildflower Mixture "All Perennial" (16 Species) Seeds By Seed Needs • Amazon $3.85 1 $3.85

Materials cost

$597.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$636.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.27

Total project goal

$748.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$748.48

2 Donors

-$325.60

Donations toward project cost

-$318.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

match offer

-$374.25

Match offer toward project cost

-$318.11

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.14

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$48.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by The Walt Disney Company and 2 other donors.

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