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Mrs. Leach from Providence RI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Earth Day Gardening FUN!

My students need Plants Activity Tub, Planting learning centers, Plant Lab and Planting a Rainbow book for Earth Day hands-on learning in the classroom.

  • $391 goal

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My Students

My class consists of a diverse group of learners. My classroom has 26 second grade students from varying abilities. The socioeconomic background of our students is more than 90% poverty level. I teach in an urban inner city school rich with diverse cultures from all over the world. Most of my students need additional learning materials to meet grade level expectations. Our school saying is Better today than yesterday! Better tomorrow than today! I want to make their tomorrow better!

My Project

My students would enjoy using hands-on science materials, to learn about gardening in the classroom throughout an Earth Day Science Unit. Students need hands-on science materials like Plant Labs, Watch it Grow Plant kits, See it Grow Lab, and Plants Instant Learning Center to help them to learn about our Earth and how to take care of living things around them.

I will build excitement for the Earth Day Unit by reading aloud Planting A Rainbow by Lois Elhert to get my learners ready for our gardening work.

Kids can be real life gardeners by planting seeds and tracking their plant’s growth. They can use the Watch It Grow Lab to see just how plants grow in the earth.

My students will enjoy learning about gardening while reading books about Plants in the Plant Book Library. They will learn about plants while playing Plant Bingo to answer questions about Plants.

Our Earth Day Unit will allow 7-8 year olds to experience hands on gardening activities. Little Scientists will be tracking the growth of their plants and recording their findings in a science notebook.

They will stamp out parts of a plant on paper and label all the parts of the plant with the Stamp It Kit. These learners will take home their plants that they grew and tell their families about what they learned about gardening. Who knows they may start a garden in their own yard!

Mrs. Leach
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF986 - Plants Activity Tub - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
LL896 - Watch & Record Plant Lab • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
GG865 - Plants Book Library - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $35.50 1 $35.50
TT696 - Plants Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GR242 - See It Grow Plant Lab • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
HH263 - Read About Science Learning Center - Plants • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
BK512 - Planting a Rainbow Big Book by Lois Ehlert • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
LL855 - Incredible Plants High-Interest Nonfiction Text Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
DD673 - Plants Bingo • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

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