More than half of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
My students need two resin planter boxes to replace our old, broken, splintery wooden boxes.
Who wants to sit in a stuffy classroom for six hours every day? Not our students, that's for sure! At our school, we take what we've learned in the classroom and apply it to real life situations. From science to language arts, our planter boxes are an integral part of our learning environment.
My students have all been identified as highly gifted.
These children have special needs and require a differentiated instructional program to provide them with a challenging and rigorous academic setting. My students are inquisitive and thoughtful. They love to learn! It is up to me to bring in as much supplemental materials as possible to stimulate their minds and encourage their exploration of new concepts.
Since my students tend to perform very well on standardized tests, they are often overlooked and receive very little funding to support their educational program. Our district provides us only $15 per student to purchase supplemental materials for the entire program.
We are a public school comprised of three classrooms. Our small school shares a campus with the resident school for this area. Our school is located in a mostly middle to low socioeconomic area. We have a very strong community and parent base who are all vested in providing support for student achievement.
These planter boxes will be used by several classes to grow plants to be used in science experiments, culinary projects, art projects, and social studies activities. Fifth graders learning about the anatomy of a flower, for instance, will be able to harvest the flowers from their planter box to dissect in class. Fourth graders who are learning about the form and function of a Roman Villa garden, can grow and experience the medicinal plants and herbs that the ancient Romans would have had in their gardens.
After learning about healthy eating, our third and second graders can grow some vegetables in their garden to make a yummy healthy salad. As you can see, these planter boxes will provide our students with a real life application of the concepts learned in class.
Learning takes place when students experience the content rather than merely hearing about it.
Your donation will provide our students with an exciting way to apply what they have learned in the classroom to a real life situation. Your generosity will let our students "dig" into their education. We can't wait to see what "blooms" in our classrooms! Thank you for considering our project.
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