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Ms. Flores from Alamo CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Grow Our Minds While We Grow Our Garden!

My students need benches, a bird bath, gardening tools, plants, and seeds to build and grow our Butterfly Garden!

  • $983 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a group of fantastic 4th graders who come from from varied economic and ethnic backgrounds. They come to school excited every day to learn, and I enjoy seeing their eager faces each morning!

Students this age are just beginning to understand more deeply the world around them, and our garden project helps them understand first-hand the magnificence of nature!

In 4th grade we spend a lot of time on significant indoor academic endeavors. We do much more math, research, reading, and writing than in early elementary years. But the kids are still young, and still need time outdoors. My classroom garden gives them an opportunity to stretch their legs, get some fresh air, and learn and contribute to the beauty of our school! Hands-on activities are so effective at cementing new concepts in children's minds, and help kids become well-rounded adults ready to make positive contributions to the world.

My Project

Our garden provides much-needed outdoor time for my students, while they also learn first-hand about so many valuable topics. They learn about farming methods, environmental sustainability, nature, ecosystems, life science and cycles and much more. They see the beauty in the plants, and the butterflies that love our garden as much as we do!

These garden supplies will enable my students to expand and beautify our garden, and to work together to add more varieties of plants and vegetables!

They will learn about climate and different requirements of different species, as we see what grows best in our sunny spot. They will learn problem solving, as we deal with sun, rain, shade, and weekends!

The benches and birdbath will provide both beauty and functionality, as children and birds will have a place to sit together! The soil and mulch will let us expand the garden so more kids can work at the same time, and the new plants will add exciting new dimensions! Kid-sized equipment will make sure the kids do the work, safely and effectively! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and learn about our garden initiative! We are so excited to see our garden evolve!

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Michigan Peat 5540 Garden Magic Top Soil, 40-Pound • Amazon Business $21.15 8 $169.20
National Cocoa Shell BLCH001 Blommer Cocoa Shell Mulch, 2 Cubic Feet • Amazon Business $20.34 8 $162.72
IMPERIAL POWER Latte Back Steel Bench • Amazon Business $79.99 2 $159.98
Shop Succulents Unique Succulent (Collection of 20) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
DC America BB29282CSWB-BR Cast Stone Lotus Bird Bath with Bird, Bronze • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
G & F 10018 JustForKids Kids Garden Tools Set, Rake, Spade, Hoe and Leaf Rake, 4-Piece • Amazon Business $17.88 2 $35.76
Fiskars 3 Piece Softouch Garden Tool Set (7067) • Amazon Business $15.77 2 $31.54
WilFiks Garden Pruning Shears - 8" Classic Hand Pruner - Secateurs Steel Gardening Scissors with Comfortable Handle and Shock Absorbing Spring - Branch, Stem and Tree Trimmer Hand Tool • Amazon Business $13.97 2 $27.94
Wildflower Seeds Bulk + 7 BONUS Gardening eBooks + 100,000 Open-Pollinated Wildflower Seeds, 1oz Packets, Non-GMO, No Fillers, Annual, Perennial Wildflower Seeds Year Round Planting, Bees Pollinators • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Peat Pots Pack Of 100 By Garden Monks -For Plant Starters, Seedlings,Saplings, Flowers,Vegetables-Eco Friendly & Biodegradable -Prevent Transplant Shock -Garden,Backyard,Kitchen Seed Planting • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
700 Plus Organic Non GMO Vegetable Seeds For Planting | Specially For Green Thumbs Who Love Hands On Gardening & Do It Yourself Garden Projects | Perfect Gift For Kids & Hours Of Family Fun • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Kangaroo's Kids Garden Tools; Gardening Tools For Kids • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98

Materials cost

$727.57

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$66.57

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$835.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$147.36

Total project goal

$982.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$982.41

1 Donor

-$982.41

Donations toward project cost

-$835.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$147.36

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$0.00

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