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Mrs. Gavin from Dundee FL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Earthworms to Help Our Earth

My students need a worm center for each group including worms, bin, worm bedding and instructions and Science weekly magazine on their level.

  • $168 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I want my students to know that there are many ways to grow, care for, and fertilize plants. I want them to understand that animals and plants are a connected part of our world and that each depends on the other for life. My students have begun to realize this but want to dig deeper into the soil.

My students are bright and busy kindergarteners, that love hands-on activities and anything we can do outside.

My students learn best by touching, doing, and seeing and we are lucky enough to have access to an outside garden to learn in. Our school is a a wonderful student centered school and all about hands-on activities. We really want to grow students that care about the Earth and can think outside of the box to find new ways or improve on old way to do things. I am excited every day to see how they learn and how excited they are to come to school.

My Project

My students will use the materials (Earthworms Kit, Let's Find Out Magazines) to learn more about plants, animals, environments, and resources. Students are going to be learning how to care for living things, how they grow, and what we can do to help the environment. We will have our own garden area and will be planting selected seeds to fertilize with worm composting. I want students to understand that there is a web of living organisms that can help each other and all living things are dependent on each other. The end of our unit students will host a lunch for teachers at the school using the vegetables grown in the garden. The magazines will be great for them to read and enhance their literacy skills.

Donations will improve my students lives and learning experience by letting them actually participate in a living web of plants and animals.

My students learn by doing and if they can see, feel, and actively participate in how this system works they will be more excited to learn. We can watch it happen on a video or read about in an article, but when students are actually responsible for their worms and plants they can better understand how it really works.

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

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This project will reach 108 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dirt Makers: The World of Earthworms Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $24.97 3 $74.91
Let's Find Out, Kindergarten (min. 5 subscriptions per order) - 32 Issues / Min. 5 Subscriptions / Kindergarten • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $5.25 5 $26.25

Materials cost

$101.16

Vendor shipping charges

$10.11

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$142.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.20

Total project goal

$167.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$167.99

1 Donor

-$84.00

Donations toward project cost

-$71.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.60

match offer

-$83.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$71.39

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.60

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$0.00

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