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Ms. Young from Compton CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Garden Magic

Help me give my students access to hands-on science and math lessons. Our school has no green space for a garden. The barrels and garden bags will give students the opportunity to learn about real life ecosystems.

  • $976 goal

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My Students

Our school offers 100% free breakfast and lunch to all of the K-8 students. Despite the economic challenges of our community, the school has received state and national recognition for student achievement. As a first grade teacher, I try to engage and inspire all students to be their best.

“The Best Day of My Life”, has become our theme song.

We sing and dance to it almost every day. My students enter the classroom each day full of enthusiasm. They have no idea what the future holds but they are ready for it.

My Project

With these gardening materials, my students have will learn by doing. The topsoil, barrels and bags will give students the ability to plant a multipurpose garden. It will attract Monarch Butterflies and grow food. These hands-on experiences will be remembered.

Students will be able to grow a garden outside our classroom door.

They will learn about endangered species and the interdependence among living things. Additionally, students will discover what plants need to grow. They will be able to decide what to grow. Through the success and struggles of our garden, students will make decisions on what needs to be done to improve the garden.

Ms. Young
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Michigan Peat 5540 Garden Magic Top Soil, 40-Pound • Amazon Business $24.22 18 $435.96
GARDENGOODZ Whiskey Barrel Planter, Distressed Oak, 20.5" • Amazon Business $20.59 12 $247.08
InnoGear Grow Bags, 7 Gallon Aeration Fabric Tomato Plant Vegetable Flower Potting Bag with Handles and 8 Gallon PE Woven Potato Bag for Gardening Nursery Home Decoration, Pack of 7 • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
CHICVITA 2-Pack 10 Gallon Grow Bags with Handles - Garden Planter Bag for Potato Carrot Tomato Plant Tub with Access Flap - Heavy Duty & Durable Bags • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
VIVOSUN 5-Pack 5 Gallon Grow Bags Heavy Duty 300G Thickened Nonwoven Plant Fabric Pots with Handles • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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