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Mrs. Albright from Indianapolis IN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

From Farm to Table: Indoors

Help me give my students an AeroGarden so we can learn more about botany and grow our own plants indoors.

  • $415 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

“An education capable of saving humanity is no small undertaking; it involves the spiritual development of man, the enhancement of his value as an individual, and the preparation of young people to understand the times in which they live.” Dr. Maria Montessori, 1937.

Our school is a Title I Montessori school in the inner-city of Indianapolis with a diverse population of learners.

I have the privilege of working with 22 magnificent 1st and 2nd graders in a Montessori classroom. My students are inner-city, high-poverty children who are embarking on their journey as Montessori learners in Indianapolis Public Schools. Students bring their rich cultural backgrounds to school, as well as a variety of languages to share the wealth of knowledge they already attain. I share in the joys of growing their expertise in the many fields of mathematics, language arts, cultural studies,

At school, I work to ensure that my students' educational needs are met, but I can't do it without the help of the community supporting our next leaders, innovators, and thinkers. Montessori's philosophy is that children learn best through their innate drive to learn new things, and we provide this with hands-on materials and the cosmic approach.

My Project

This year our students show a large interest in botany. Since they show this excitement, I would like to be able to grow plants with them throughout the year. We are asking for your help getting an AeroGarden, so that we can grow plants year round inside. We will start with lettuce and discuss topics such as seeds, environmental needs, seasons, and health. These lessons all 'STEM' from our botany curriculum.

We cannot create observers by saying observe, but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses.

-Maria Montessori

As this topic progresses in our class, we will dig deeper into other types of plants, the geography of plants, and utilize graphing, comparison, and art.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AeroGarden Bounty Basic-Black Indoor Garden • Amazon Business $285.70 1 $285.70
AeroGarden Salad Greens Mix Seed Pod Kit, 6 pod • Amazon Business $15.95 2 $31.90

Materials cost

$317.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$352.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.18

Total project goal

$414.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$414.54

14 Donors

-$412.06

Donations toward project cost

-$352.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.70

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.48

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$0.00

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