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Mrs. Poindexter from Indianapolis IN is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fast Plants

My students need Wisconsin Fast Plants, containers in which to grow them, as well as soil, wicking, and crates and light bulbs to create greenhouses.

  • $365 goal

This project expired on July 21, 2008.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I am a Kindergarten teacher in Indiana. We have a wonderful nature center in the back of our school and the children are interested in learning more about how the plants grow and develop.

Although we have a unit on plants in April, I wanted to expand that. After attending a workshop, I learned about Wisconsin Fast Plants. They grow from seed to seed in 40 days. Because I teach 1/2 day Kindergarten, I am unable to provide materials for all 50 of my students to participate in this discovery opportunity.

I would like to be able to give the opportunity to grow their own Wisconsin Fast Plants to each of my students. We need the seeds and the materials in which to plant them so that we may participate in a variety of activities with them. I would like to be able to have my students see the life cycle of these plants in the time we have left in the school year.

Your donation will ensure that my students have the opportunity to watch the growth and development of these plants as well as the oral language development that comes along with the many conversations the students will have. I would also like to show them how to collect the seeds from the seed pods and how to start new plants from them.

Mrs. Poindexter
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wisconsin Fast Plant Standard Seed - Pkg. of 200 • Nasco $21.25 1 $21.25
16 Quarts of Jiffy-Mix Seed Starting Soil • Nasco $15.47 1 $15.47
MICRO GOURMET PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINER 160Z -- Micro Gourmet Plastic Food Containers; 16oz. • Quill Corporation $76.49 1 $76.49
MICRO GOURMET PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINER 24OZ -- Micro Gourmet Plastic Food Containers; 24oz. • Quill Corporation $107.99 1 $107.99
Regular Heavy Wick - 30 ft. • Nasco $3.00 1 $3.00
60-WATT SOFT WHITE BULB-4 PK -- GE Soft White Lightbulbs; 60-Watt, 4-Pack • Quill Corporation $2.06 1 $2.06
File Crate, Black • Highsmith Inc. $4.88 5 $24.40

Materials cost

$250.66

Vendor shipping charges

$25.07

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$299.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.63

Total project goal

$364.63

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$364.63

2 Donors

-$351.76

Donations toward project cost

-$299.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.76

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.87

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$0.00

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