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Ms. Kalenak from West Orange NJ is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Our Greenhouse!

Help me give my students greenhouse plastic and PVC pipes to build our own outdoor greenhouse!

  • $471 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with an amazing group of students who are motivated to learn about and explore the world around them. Their drive to learn about our Earth and investigate the way things work has motivated me as a teacher and made my transition to a new school a truly life-changing event.

My students' motivation and drive to work hard and understand what they are exploring is amazing!

I have students who constantly want to revise work, stay for help, and complete extra work to increase their grasp of new concepts. I am so excited to see the projects and work that continues to grow in the minds of my students.

My Project

This last school year an amazing group of committed middle school students started a garden with me. Using an old batting cage and a few generous donations from Donors Choose, we started over 100 seedlings in our science classroom and created eight beds in our new garden.

Our next step is to create an outdoor greenhouse where we can work throughout the winter learning about climate change and the greenhouse effect while growing our own vegetables at school.

The greenhouse plastic and PVC pipes will allow my students to design and build their own greenhouse behind our school and better understand how the greenhouse effect both makes it possible for us to live on Earth, and why it is contributing to climate change.

Ms. Kalenak
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Plastic Sheeting Natural Semi-Clear Roll 6MIL (10x100) UV Treated for Greenhouse Sheeting, Plastic Mulch, Weed Barrier, Ground Cover, Construction Film, Vapor Barrier • Amazon Business $79.97 2 $159.94
FORMUFIT P012FGP-PU-5 Schedule 40 PVC Pipe, Furniture Grade, 5', 1/2" Size, Purple • Amazon Business $5.82 20 $116.40
Be Cool Solutions Growers Green House Repair Poly Tape - Outdoor Adhesive for Greenhouse Coverings - Waterproof and UV Resistant Polyethylene Tapes for Sealing and Patching Plastic Film (6" x 108') • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
FORMUFIT F0124WT-PU-10 4-Way Tee PVC Fitting, Furniture Grade, 1/2" Size, Purple (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $18.74 1 $18.74
FORMUFIT F0123WE-PU-10 3-Way Elbow PVC Fitting, Furniture Grade, 1/2" Size, Purple (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
FORMUFIT F012TEE-PU-10 Tee PVC Fitting, Furniture Grade, 1/2" Size, Purple (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
Shurtech Brands LLC Not Shurtech CDT-5017 Colored Duck Tape, 20 yd Length x 1-7/8" Width, Purple Duchess • Amazon Business $6.85 1 $6.85

Materials cost

$364.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$400.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.60

Total project goal

$470.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$470.69

6 Donors

-$273.00

Donations toward project cost

-$232.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.95

match offer

-$197.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$168.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.65

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$0.00

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