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Mrs. Tavares from Mission Viejo CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing a Garden for Hummingbirds and Butterflies

Help me give my students an indoor growing lamp, seed planting tools, and seeds for growing a habitat garden for hummingbirds and butterflies.

  • $221 goal

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My Students

My students are enthusiastic and curious about their world. They enjoy constructing knowledge about early physics, life science, art, community helpers, transportation, maps, and literacy.

Young children are natural scientists and engineers.

My young kindergarten students benefit from a year full of developmentally appropriate, hands-on activities that are aligned with current standards and promote the 4 C's (communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity), executive function skills, and real-life connections. Our program emphasizes the development of social/emotional skills, language/vocabulary development, and learning through purposeful play.

My Project

My young students are constructing knowledge about the world and wonders all around them. A grow light and planting tools will allow them to observe the sprouting and growth of seeds in the classroom as they work to grow a native plants garden for hummingbirds and butterflies.

This garden space will not only provide a habitat for wildlife but also an outdoor space for observing, sketching, describing, analyzing garden critters and native plants.

The grow light, seed tray, planting tools, and seeds will support my young students as they engage in the process of acting like scientists. Imagine the excitement young children will have when they create a garden where they can watch growth over time and invite birds and butterflies up close.

Mrs. Tavares
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Root Farm All-Purpose LED Grow Light, 45W - Broad Spectrum Grow Lamp, For Indoor Hydroponic Plants, Energy Efficient • Amazon Business $84.79 1 $84.79
Root Farm 10101-10084 50Ct RTFM Seed Start Kit • Amazon Business $14.18 1 $14.18
Package of 80,000 Wildflower Seeds - Hummingbird and Butterfly Wild Flower Seeds Collection - 23 Varieties of Pure Non-GMO Flower Seeds for Planting Including Milkweed, Nasturtium, and Forget Me Not • Amazon Business $12.46 1 $12.46
Monarch Butterfly Rescue Wildflower Seeds Bulk + 8 Bonus Gardening eBooks + Open-Pollinated Wildflower Seed Packets, Non-GMO, No Fillers, Annual, Perennial Milkweed Seeds for Monarch Butterfly • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Coolrunner 6 Pack Sowing Seeds Dispenser Set, Adjustable Garden Hand Planter Seeder Tool Flower Plant Sow Traditional Sets, Seedlings Dibber and Widger • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Luster Leaf Rapiclip Mini-Seedmaster 805 • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79

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