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Ms. L. from San Francisco CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Eating Our Plants From the Garden

My students need cooking utensils, gardening books and tools in order to plant, harvest and cook from the school garden.

  • $542 goal

This project expired on June 20, 2018.

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My Students

I am in a California inner-city Pre-K-5 public elementary school. Our student population is a mixture of diverse ethnic groups with the majority of Asian decent. Most students are first generation born with ninety-four percent of our students qualifying for free or reduced lunches. Sixty-seven percent of our English language learner student population is basic or below basic in reading and comprehension. Our program includes Chinese bilingual classes as well as regular general education classes for native and non-native English Speakers.

My Project

As other children in the United States, our students too are removed from his/her food source. Gardening is our chance to partner with Mother nature. These past months, we have been focused on garden etiquette such as where to walk and learning about the consequences of good (or poor) care (watering , weeding, and now cultivating). Students also have been learning patience in the garden as nature takes its course. Today, we wish to move forward with harvesting what we have planted and bring our plants to the table. Growing our own food and actually eating what we have planted expands a young student's choice of foods, a key to good nutrition. Most importantly, the pathway to better health and nutrition is right out side the classroom doors. Having utensils such as knives and bowls help my students gather food from the garden. Hand and food washing soaps are essential for good hygiene while handling soil as books related to gardening support our continued learning.

Ms. L.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Babyganics Alcohol-free Foaming Hand Sanitizer Bundle - 2 Items: Fragrance Free 8.45 Oz Bottles • Amazon Business $17.32 5 $86.60
Natural Way Organics Ultra Mild Unscented Castile Soap - Perfect for Natural Skin Care and Hair Care - Make Your Own DIY Green Cleaning Products - 100% Pure - No Artificial Chemicals, Fragrances or Colorants 128 ounce • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Ikea Kalas 501.929.59 BPA-Free Plate, Assorted Colors, Set of 2, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $9.98 4 $39.92
Ikea Kalas 101.929.56 BPA-Free Tumbler, Assorted Colors, 6 Count, Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $8.96 4 $35.84
Resort Chef Cutting Board Set of 4 Reversible Boards w/ Food Icons - BPA Free FDA Approved Materials & Eco Friendly. Best for Food Safety Has Microban Protection. Includes FREE Ceramic Knife! (Medium) • Amazon Business $16.48 2 $32.96
NOW Solutions Glycerine Vegetable, 16-Ounce • Amazon Business $6.06 3 $18.18
The Vegetables We Eat • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Empty Amber Glass Spray Bottles with Labels (2 Pack) - 16oz Refillable Container for Essential Oils, Cleaning Products, or Aromatherapy - Durable Black Trigger Sprayer w/ Mist and Stream Settings • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Grow: A Family Guide to Growing Fruits and Vegetables (Discover Together Guides) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt • Amazon Business $11.06 1 $11.06
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn • Amazon Business $10.33 1 $10.33
Tovla Kids 3-Piece Nylon Kitchen Knife Set: Children's Cooking Knives in 3 Sizes & Colors/ Firm Grip, Serrated Edges, BPA-Free Kids' Knives/ Safe Lettuce and Salad Knives • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Ikea Kalas 101.929.56 BPA-Free Tumbler, Assorted Colors, 6 Count, Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
Ikea Kalas 501.929.59 BPA-Free Plate, Assorted Colors, 6-Pack (2, DESIGN 1) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
From Seed to Plant • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Learn To Draw Flower Garden! (Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Guide) (Young Artist Series) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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