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Ms. Douglas from Columbus OH is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Gardening With Preschoolers!

My students need a greenhouse, gardening tools and books about gardening.

  • $579 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our preschool serves a variety of students with special needs and sensory impairments from ages 3 through prekindergarten. These needs include deaf and hard of hearing students, students with visual impairments and blindness, deafblind students and also students with multiple disabilities. Our goal is to make learning as applicable as possible. We take weekly fieldtrips and build community resources around our area. We provide sensory experiences with rich language supports in order to best facilitate learning. Having exciting, motivating learning experiences are how young children carry over new language quickly and remember it to apply and add to existing concepts.

Our students need strong supports in the area of language and concept development.

These early skills lead to later literacy success. Our goal is to provide hands on learning experiences to enhance their learning and carry over new vocabulary. We have students who communicate using spoken English, American Sign Language or even tactile sign language. The goal is for all learners to be successful and to experience learning in their most effective modality.

My Project

At our preschool, we use hands on learning opportunities to help students with special needs (deaf, hard of hearing, visual impairments, deafblindness, multiple disabilities) learn vocabulary and difficult concepts. We design special units for them to learn about these concepts in the most direct way possible using all of their senses to learn. Past units include learning about birds, airplanes, penguins, the Olympics and other sports, and various habitats in Ohio.

In this gardening unit, students will get to start their own seeds right here at the preschool on the playground!

Then we can watch them grow, learn about bees and butterflies and how they pollinate plants and connect it all back to literacy skills and reading! We will be able to touch, see, smell, and even taste our work! This is the best way to learn, through experiencing learning through all of our senses.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
9GreenBox - Seed Starter Germination Kit • Amazon Business $14.99 10 $149.90
Quictent 102lbs Max Weight Capacity 100% Waterproof Mini Walk-In Greenhouse 56"x29"x77" Portable Garden Green House 6 shelves • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
Toysmith Big Kids Garden Tool Set • Amazon Business $25.76 2 $51.52
Super Sprouter Deluxe Propagation Kit w/ 7" Dome & T5 Light • Amazon Business $50.38 1 $50.38
Insect Lore Live Cup of 10 Caterpillars to Butterflies - Butterfly Growing Kit REFILL - SHIP NOW • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Insect Lore Live Butterfly Growing Kit Gift Box Set - 5 Caterpillars to Butterflies with Feeder Butterfly Toys and More - SHIP NOW • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
12 Piece Gardening Toys Tools Set For Kids And Toddlers- Planting Digging Garden Tools For Children- Pretend Play Gardening Sand Toys Rakes, Shovels • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
G & F 1823-3 JustForKids Soft Jersey Kids Garden Gloves, Kids Work Gloves, 3 Pairs Green/Red/Blue per Pack • Amazon Business $7.71 3 $23.13
How a Seed Grows (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
From Seed to Plant • Amazon Business $6.91 1 $6.91
KINGLAKE 100 Pcs 4 Inch Plastic Plant Nursery Garden Labels Pot Marker Garden Stake Tags White • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
From Caterpillar to Butterfly (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $5.35 1 $5.35
Explore My World Butterflies • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Bees • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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