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Mrs. DiCarlo from Hazleton PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Minds

My students need a shelving unit and refrigerator to store produce from our tower gardens.

  • $1,001 goal

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My Students

I teach at a Title I school where 100 percent of my students receive a free lunch. Many of my students do not have the best home life, yet they come to school with a positive attitude hoping to learn and create a better future for themselves. I teach at a career center where students learn better kinesthetically so I’d like to be able to engage them with more labs rather than worksheets. They are hard workers and deserve every opportunity at success.

My Project

My biology students along with the special education program started growing vegetables using tower gardens this year. Instead of learning about photosynthesis, cellular respiration, cells and other key concepts through notes and worksheets, students are able to learn through hands-on activities involving the garden. They also learn about the importance of eating healthy meals and how to cook those meals. We would like to take the gardens a step farther and start cooking for students throughout the school. We need a shelving unit to store our minerals, pH tests, and some of our vegetables. We need the refrigerator unit to store the other vegetables that need to be refrigerated.

Mrs. DiCarlo
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK17622928T RefrigeratorCompact4.5cu ftSilver • Grainger $370.81 1 $370.81
TK17622929T Bin Shelving74 Overall H12 BinsClear • Grainger $365.08 1 $365.08

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