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Ms. Melissa from Brooklyn NY is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Feeding Chickens and Our Minds: Kindergarten Rooftop Garden Farm Trip!

My students need help with covering the costs of participating in a Farm Explore rooftop farm field trip at the Brooklyn Grange Farm.

  • $394 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a dynamic group of fabulous kindergarten students in an extremely diverse school in New York. My students love reading funny stories, writing, poetry, creating art, exploring in science, learning new words, building, dancing, singing, playing math games, playing with puppets and learning new facts.

My class absolutely loves our beloved puppet, Chef Lotsa Words.

He cooks up sight words, poems, vocabulary words, and books each day in his "magic" pot. My students are funny, enthusiastic, inquisitive, compassionate and sweet.

My Project

My students are learning about composting with our new worm bin! We are also going to be participating in three gardening workshops in the spring in our school garden. I would love to enrich these learning experiences by bringing my class to an organic rooftop farm. They will learn about beekeeping, how chickens help fertilize the soil, composting, and they will learn about the different plants that the farm grows. They will get a chance to get their hands dirty picking lettuce. They will feed the lettuce to chickens. This is an experience that my city students will relish! They will also get an opportunity to try freshly picked produce. Hopefully, we will be able to donate some vermicompost from our worm bin to the farm!

Your donation will provide my students with an incredible hands-on learning experience.

This trip will enrich our gardening curriculum. You will provide a once in a lifetime opportunity for my students to become engaged with nature! Please support my students.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Brooklyn Grange Farm $300.00

Trip cost

$300.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$334.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.03

Total project goal

$393.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$393.53

4 Donors

-$221.47

Donations toward project cost

-$197.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.22

match offer

-$161.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$137.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.22

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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