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Ms. Lester from Hapeville GA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting in Good With Gardening!

Help me give my students a gardening experience that will feed their minds and bodies for a lifetime!

  • $259 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students (kiddies) are bright, beautiful, and come from many diverse backgrounds, all of which live in the city of Hapeville. What makes our class so special is that we are an inclusion classroom!

An inclusive classroom is pretty much a general education classroom where students of different abilities are all served in one room.

So not only do we teach our children new ideas and concepts, our children teach us and their friends as well. We don't see having students with special needs in our class as a hurdle or problem, instead, they add to our quilt of learning which makes our classroom that much more fun and unique!

My Project

After an engaging lesson with Georgia Organics, my team and I were excited to add gardening to our small group and large group lessons. We discovered that, in addition to reintroducing children to nature, gardening is jammed packed with science, math, literacy and even art concepts that can be so impactful at this age.

To get started, we wanted to make sure we were equipped with books on the topic, tools, and the space for learning to engage the students in a way that would be meaningful and memorable.

First, we selected great literature about growing fruit and vegetables with enticing pictures. Second, we secured 2 planters in our school's garden just for Pre-K. Third, we selected enough tools for a teacher-led group of 8 kids to be able to engage in a small group activity.

Ms. Lester
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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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PANACEA PRODUCTS CORP 1/2 gallon, Polka Dot Watering Can, Color may vary • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Berkley BTLCFG Coated Grip Gloves, Pink • Amazon Business $3.99 7 $27.93
Annymall Kids Garden Tools 4-Piece Shovel Set, Metal with Sturdy Wooden Handle Safe Gardening Tools Trowel Shovel for Children Kids (Pink/Green/Blue/Red) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
The Ames Companies, Inc 2825800 Ames Action Hoe • Amazon Business $16.47 1 $16.47
Storex Storage Bin with Lid, 16 Gallon, Blue • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
The Yoga Game in the Garden (The Yoga Game Series) • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
Lois Ehlert’s Growing Garden Gift Set • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt: (Nature Book for Kids, Gardening and Vegetable Planting, Outdoor Nature Book) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors (Color Books for Kids, Hispanic Books for Kids, Early Reader Books) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Dirt: The Scoop on Soil (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
The Fruits We Eat • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05

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