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Mrs. Thomareas from Orlando FL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

ECO Club Excitement

Help me give my students a garden pack and worm composter kit to nurture future horticultural and environmental scientists!

  • $727 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember your experiences in elementary school? From read alouds to writing journals, math facts to field trips, second grade is an important milestone for children across the nation. It's part of the foundation of a love of learning for decades to come.

My students are seven and eight years old and are excited about learning!

All students may receive a free breakfast and lunch at our school. For many, English is their second language. It is so important to provide them with experiences and opportunities that will enable them to learn, while respecting their different backgrounds and learning styles.

My Project

Reduce, reuse, and recycle! Every day is Earth Day! I’m the proud sponsor of our school’s new ECO Club, and students in Kindergarten through 5th grade are excited to learn more about their Earth and ways to protect it!

Watching composting in action and planting their own gardens will enable my students to learn about real-world issues faced by horticultural and environmental scientists.

We’ve already started reducing plastic waste by collecting bottle caps to create a school mural and literacy and math kits, but the students want to do more!

What child isn’t intrigued by wiggling worms? Students will discover the heavy-duty action of these decomposers with the Worm Composter Kit. Recycling isn’t just about the things we put in recycling bins!

What should we plant in our garden? What will grow best? If we had no access to a grocery store, what would we want to plant? These are just some of the questions I will ask the students to think about when contemplating what to plant in the 5 large containers that are part of the Garden Pack.

The books I chose are about scientists and solutions, including a way to reuse plastic bags by crocheting! Two copies of each book make buddy reading easier as my 4th and 5th grade ECO Ambassadors help their younger club mates.

Help my students develop skills they can apply at home and in future careers. Help my students blossom with the books, composting and garden kits!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Small Group Garden Pack-Youth • Kaplan Early Learning Company $350.96 1 $350.96
Worm Composter Classroom Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $119.11 1 $119.11
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books) • Amazon Business $16.16 2 $32.32
Seeds of Change: Wangari's Gift to the World • Amazon Business $14.97 2 $29.94
Not for me, please!: I choose to act green • Amazon Business $9.50 2 $19.00
Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98

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