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Mrs. B. from Brooklyn NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing With Gardening!

My students need a Growing Things theme box, a Seasons and Weather theme box, a Teaching Safety theme box, and design-your-own flower pots.

  • $222 goal

This project expired on December 25, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Where do fruits and vegetables come from? From the grocery of course! I hear comments like these from my students all the time. The city children in my class have never seen a vegetable grow and know little about nutrition or food safety.

I teach a bilingual special education class in which the students are classified as mentally retarded.

These students are doubly challenged as they are learning a new language and have difficulty with abstract concepts. I work very hard to bring hands-on materials into my classroom so that my students can visualize and absorb new information. I would like to teach a unit on growing and food safety this year. A large part of the unit I am planning involves growing our own vegetables,learning how the weather and seasons affect growing, and practicing food safety procedures.

My Project

I am requesting three theme boxes to help my students experience growing first hand. The visual aids and materials in the "Growing Things" and "Seasons and Weather" boxes will add a lot to my lessons. I would love for my students to decorate their own flower pots (as requested) and grow vegetables with the seeds included in the theme boxes. In addition, the "Safety" theme box is full of materials that would help me clarify food safety and healthy procedures.

Help us grow vegetables in our classroom!

It will help some special children gain a better appreciation for healthy eating habits and open their eyes to the wonder of how vegetables grow. (FEED USA)

Mrs. B.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF963 - Growing Things Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
FF966 - Seasons & Weather Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
COLOR ME FLOWER POT • School Specialty Inc. $1.61 12 $19.32
FF526 - Teaching Safety Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95

Materials cost

$149.17

Vendor shipping charges

$1.93

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$188.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.24

Total project goal

$221.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$221.58

6 Donors

-$109.07

Donations toward project cost

-$94.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.91

match offer

-$110.80

Match offer toward project cost

-$94.18

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.62

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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