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Mrs. Avitable from Hamden CT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Earth Day is Every Day: Let's Lend a Helping Hand!

My students need gardening and yard work supplies for our community garden.

  • $569 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a second-grade classroom full of boisterous, caring, endearing and hardworking students who come from a diverse range of learning abilities, socio-economic backgrounds, and ethnic, racial and cultural differences. Our elementary school is one of many in the town. It is one of the most diverse in terms of its student population. Earth Day has come and gone, but my students want to know what they can do to continue to help make a positive change in our world. So, let's make this happen!

My Project

Earth Day is Every Day: Let's Lend a Helping Hand! That is the theme in my second-grade classroom and we are learning about being good citizens in our community. One way we can all work together to make a difference is by joining forces and pitching in to clean up the litter around our school community. The gardening gloves, protective glasses, and trash bags will come in use during our cleanup. If we show our concern for taking care of our school grounds, others will follow and join our mission.

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." We recently read a story called "Something Beautiful." The main character saw nothing beautiful in her urban neighborhood because of the trash, poverty, and vandalism.

One day, her teacher wrote the word B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L on the board and asked the children what their something beautiful was. This young girl decided to search for her something beautiful and learned a powerful lesson in the process. By cleaning up around the front stoop of her apartment building and planting colorful flowers in the community garden, the young girl was on her way to finding her beauty.

Well, my second-grade class is going to learn how to find their something beautiful by using the gardening tools to help maintain the school grounds and making a garden outside of our classroom window. We will plant seeds and flowers in our garden and read about how to take care of the seeds. Hopefully, others will take notice of our hard work and appreciate these efforts.

We hope you will be inspired to fund our project and thank you in advance for taking the time to read about our hopes and dreams.

Mrs. Avitable
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kneeling Pad - 2 Pack - 1 Inch Thick - Garden Knee Pads for Gardening, Baby Bath Kneeler, Floor Cleaning Foam Cushion - Kneeling Mat for Knees Protection - Heavy Duty, Waterproof and Washable • Amazon Business $11.97 5 $59.85
G & F 1823-3 JustForKids Soft Jersey Kids Garden Gloves, Kids Work Gloves, 3 Pairs Green/Red/Blue per Pack • Amazon Business $7.66 6 $45.96
Bubble Glove: Best Kids Nitrile Gloves (latex free, powder free, odorless) - Prevent Skin Allergy or Irritation for Multipurpose Use (50 counts, Blue) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Bloomerang Dark Purple Reblooming Lilac (Syringa) Live Shrub, Purple Flowers, 1 Gallon • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Little Diggers Kids Garden Tool Set - Four-Piece Set - Child Safe Tools - Garden with Your Kids • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
How Plants Grow (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $4.99 6 $29.94
Gateway Safety 3699 Colorful StarLite Gumballs Safety Glasses, Small, All Colors Included (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $13.98 2 $27.96
63 Inch Adjustable Garden Leaf Rake - Expanding Metal Rake - Adjustable Folding Head From 7 Inch to 22 Inch. Ideal Camp Rake • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
Como crecen las plantas (How Plants Grow) (Spanish Version) (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.40 6 $26.40
Schylling Junior Helper Push Broom • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Espoma AP8 8-Quart Organic Potting Mix • Amazon Business $12.98 2 $25.96
Fiskars 30 Gallon Kangaroo Gardening Bag (94056949) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Sow Right Seeds Flower Garden Collection - Sunflower, Marigold, Zinnia, Cosmos, Daisy, Calendula, Coneflower, Aster, and Bachelor's Button; Full instructions for planting, Wonderful gardening gifts • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
G & F 10011 JustForKids Kids Garden Tools Set, hand rake, shovel, trowel (3 Pieces) • Amazon Business $6.94 2 $13.88
100 White Plastic Disposable Aprons For Cooking, Painting and More - Individually Packaged - Durable 1 mil Waterproof Polyethylene - 24" x 42" - by Xpose Safety • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Union 63068 Watering Can with Tulip Design, 2 gallon, Sage Green • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Hefty Ultra Strong Trash Bags (Lavender Sweet Vanilla, Tall Kitchen Drawstring, 13 Gallon, 80 Count) - Fits All Simplehuman Size J Cans • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
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

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