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Ms. Ferrell from Ellijay GA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fourth Grade Creates a Flourishing Environment

Help me give my students raised garden beds, tools and seeds for planting, and houses/feeders for birds and butterflies!

  • $519 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The students at our small, public school in North Georgia are taught to be engaged learners. In my class, there are 26 students who love to learn and be involved in the world around them. They are a diverse group; creative and imaginative. They genuinely love to learn, especially when they have a task in front of them that is engaging. My class has enjoyed seeing the birds come out and begin to build nests this spring. They have enjoyed watching them gather supplies and diligently carry sticks back to the bush where they are working and building a place for their babies. It has brought a refreshing sense of love for nature to our classroom.

It is amazing to see kids falling in love with the world around them!

Each day, my students look out the windows to see the birds; to watch what they are doing. I would love to help them accomplish creating a successful garden habitat to add to our school campus, so that their love for the Earth and its creatures can continue to grow!

My Project

The materials for this project will allow my students to grow more aware of how their choices can either help or hurt the Earth. This project will empower students to play a vital role in creating a space that will help birds, bees, and butterflies have a healthy habitat. This will help us cover science standards, and give students a real-life picture of life science standards, such as environments, and the food chains within them. Science is absolutely engaging to students when they are able to get up out of their seats and play a part in creating something lovely!

Please help my students create a flourishing environment on our campus!

Help teach my students the value of hard work, so that they can take pride in what they are able to create together while learning all they can about the world around them!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lifetime 60069 Raised Garden Bed Kit, 4 by 4 Feet, Pack of 3 • Amazon Business $146.19 1 $146.19
Verkarma Garden Tools Set (10 Piece), Portable Stainless Steel Gardening Tools Sets with Mini Garden Hand Transplanting Succulent Tools, Gardening Gifts for Women & Men • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
RESTCLOUD 36" Large Monarch Butterfly Habitat, Giant Collapsible Insect Mesh Cage Terrarium Pop-up 24 x 24 x 36 Inches Tall (White + Blue) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Window Bird Feeder - Large Bird House for Outside. Removable Sliding Tray with Drain Holes. Best for Wild Birds. 100% Clear Acrylic. Easy to Clean. Great Gift. Guaranteed For All Weather • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Best Window Bird Feeder with Strong Suction Cups & Seed Tray, Outdoor Birdfeeders for Wild Birds, Finch, Cardinal, Bluebird, Large Outside Hanging Birdhouse Kits, Drain Holes + 3 Extra Suction Cups • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Birds Choice Butterfly Feeder Kit - Includes 1001 Flutterby Plus a Bonus Pack of Butterfly Nectar • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Wildflower Seeds Butterfly and Humming Bird Mix - Large 1 Ounce Packet 7,500+ Seeds - 23 Open Pollinated Annual and Perennial Species • Amazon Business $7.96 3 $23.88
Esschert Design WA39 Butterfly House with Line Drawing • Amazon Business $20.98 1 $20.98
Cuboid - Insect-proof Hummingbird Feeder 2-in-1, Attached to Window or Hung on Tree, Built-in Ant Moat, Bee Guards, and Detachable Lid for Easy Cleaning & Refills, with Free Cleaning Brush, 8 oz • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Wagner's 52004 Classic Wild Bird Food, 20-Pound Bag • Amazon Business $16.40 1 $16.40
Pennington Pride Waste Free Blend Wild Bird Seed • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Birds Choice Butterfly Nectar • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93

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